"Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram" Program Begins October 1

Sep 18, 2018 at 10:08 am by Staff

. Initiative provides free screenings to women in need . Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Each year, more than 250,000 women in the U.S. will.... Read More

Much Touted For Cancer, 'Precision Medicine' Often Misses The Target

Sep 13, 2018 at 08:46 pm by Staff

  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Facing incurable breast cancer at age 55, MaryAnne DiCanto put her faith in "precision medicine" -- in which doctors try to match patien.... Read More

Trying To Protect Seniors, The Most Vulnerable, From Formidable Foe Florence

Sep 13, 2018 at 08:32 pm by Staff

  Liz Szabo, JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News and Doug Pardue Perhaps no other population is as vulnerable during a hurricane as frail, older adults, especially those.... Read More

Doctor To The Stars Disciplined Over Use Of Controversial Menopause Therapy

Sep 13, 2018 at 08:16 pm by Staff

  Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News A Santa Monica doctor who touted a controversial menopause therapy on the Oprah Winfrey Network and received testimonials for.... Read More

Orlando VA Medical Center to Host Suicide Prevention Awareness Fair September 14

Sep 10, 2018 at 08:46 pm by Staff

. The Orlando VA Medical Center will host a Suicide Prevention Awareness Fair on Friday, September 14, 2018. The activity will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orlan.... Read More

Shedding Light on Invisible Disorders

Sep 06, 2018 at 09:51 pm by Staff

. Judge not, that ye be not judged. While there are various interpretations of that biblical quote, the idea of those seven simple words should be engrained in our collective.... Read More

Avoidable Sepsis Infections Send Thousands Of Seniors To Gruesome Deaths

Sep 06, 2018 at 09:36 pm by Staff

  Fred Schulte, Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News and Joe Mahr, Chicago Tribune Shana Dorsey first caught sight of the purplish wound on her father's lower back as he.... Read More

More than 400 Uninsured Children Receive Free Physicals and Follow-up Specialty Care from Shepherd's Hope

Sep 06, 2018 at 08:52 pm by Staff

.     The new school year is underway in Central Florida, and 402 children are in their classrooms thanks to free back-to-school physicals they received from Shep.... Read More

Hypnotherapy: Finding its Place in Today's Medicine

Sep 03, 2018 at 09:15 pm by Staff

.   By GLORIA DANVERS, CCHt   The elderly woman in the doctor's office had recently moved to a new city and was visiting her new primary care physician for the f.... Read More

Over Past 20 Years, The Percentage Of Children With ADHD Nearly Doubles

Sep 03, 2018 at 08:40 pm by Staff

  Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant.... Read More

Californians Living Longer With Cancer -- Some Longer Than Others

Aug 30, 2018 at 11:06 pm by Staff

  Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News As he grew older, Dale Kunitomi paid closer attention to his health -- and to his doctor's advice. When he noticed rectal bleeding in.... Read More

Pediatricians Put It Bluntly: Motherhood And Marijuana Don't Mix

Aug 27, 2018 at 11:21 pm by Staff

  Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News More and more people consider smoking marijuana harmless or even beneficial, but mounting research suggests women who are pregnant or b.... Read More

Orlando Health, West Orange Healthcare District Celebrate Opening Of New Cancer Center in West Orange County

Aug 24, 2018 at 04:36 pm by Staff

. Construction Funded Primarily by $21 Million Grant From West Orange Healthcare District . Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center - Health Central Hospital is openin.... Read More

A Late-Life Surprise: Taking Care Of Frail, Aging Parents

Aug 23, 2018 at 07:35 pm by Staff

.   Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News "This won't go on for very long," Sharon Hall said to herself when she invited her elderly mother, who'd suffered several small.... Read More

Rehabilitation Plus Rehab? Jails Dispense Drugs To Treat Inmates' Addictions

Aug 23, 2018 at 07:16 pm by Staff

.   Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Photos by Heidi de Marco At a time when the U.S. government is trying to deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic, many jails across.... Read More

Purdue Pharma's Sales Pitch Downplayed Risks Of Opioid Addiction

Aug 19, 2018 at 03:14 pm by Staff

  Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Two decades ago, Purdue Pharma produced thousands of brochures and videos that urged patients with chronic pain to ask their physicia.... Read More

'No One Is Ever Really Ready': Aid-In-Dying Patient Chooses His Last Day

Aug 16, 2018 at 10:05 pm by Staff

  JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News In the end, it wasn't easy for Aaron McQ to decide when to die. The 50-year-old Seattle man -- a former world traveler, triathlete.... Read More

With Opioid Deaths Increasing, AMA Urges Expansion of Proven Treatment

Aug 15, 2018 at 08:02 pm by Staff

. The American Medical Association (AMA) called on policymakers today to support proven approaches to treat opioid use disorder in light of new statistics showing a 10 perce.... Read More

Advances In Treating Hep C Lead To New Option For Transplant Patients

Aug 13, 2018 at 11:06 pm by Staff

. Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News After her kidneys failed from the same illness that took the lives of her mother and brother, Anne Rupp went on dialysis in May 2016, spe.... Read More

Orlando Health Simulation Program Earns Accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Aug 08, 2018 at 06:59 pm by Staff

. The international organization recognized the health care organization for Teaching/Education and Systems Integration to provide ongoing learning for clinicians to care fo.... Read More