Clinical

Vaccines: Your Best Weapon in Fighting the Spread of COVID-19

Jul 22, 2021 at 06:33 pm by Erin R

Jeffrey Stalnaker, MD    We are experiencing a surge in COVID-19. You have likely heard reports of the dramatic increase in cases around the world. It threate.... Read More

American Hospital Association Urging Vaccinations for All Healthcare Workers

Jul 22, 2021 at 09:35 am by pj

America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to protecting the health and well-being of health care personnel and the patients and communities that they serve. T.... Read More

Analysis: Necessary or Not, Covid Booster Shots Are Probably on the Horizon

Jul 21, 2021 at 04:33 pm by pj

  By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News The drugmaker Pfizer recently announced that vaccinated people are likely to need a booster shot to be effectively pro.... Read More

Florida COVID-19 Vaccination Rates not Enough to Protect Most Vulnerable

Jul 20, 2021 at 03:14 pm by pj

Communities of color especially hard hit   By JANELLE HOM Widespread vaccination against COVID-19 is needed in every community to ensure an end to the pandemic, especi.... Read More

Dying Patients With Rare Diseases Struggle to Get Experimental Therapies

Jul 20, 2021 at 09:22 am by pj

   By Christina Bennett, Kaiser Health News   At 15, Autumn Fuernisen is dying. She was diagnosed at age 11 with a rare degenerative brain disorde.... Read More

Study: Cannabis is not a Gateway Drug

Jul 18, 2021 at 03:15 pm by pj

By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON      For decades, prohibitionists have lived and died by the claim that cannabis is a “gateway” drug that will lead p.... Read More

Central Florida and Statewide Weekly COVID-19 Cases Update

Jul 17, 2021 at 06:00 pm by pj

  Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Weekly Statistics    Total cases: 2,406,809 Total resident deaths: 38,388 New cases reported last week: 4.... Read More

AdventHealth Reports Jump in COVID Hospitalizations as Delta Spreads

Jul 15, 2021 at 08:16 pm by pj

  AdventHealth doctors say most of the people who are severely ill are unvaccinated   About 430 people were hospitalized Thursday with COVID-19 in AdventHealth ho.... Read More

UF Researchers Use AI to Develop Precision Dosing for Treatment Aimed at Preventing Dementia

Jul 14, 2021 at 12:52 am by pj

By Jill PeaseGAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers studying the use of a noninvasive brain stimulation treatment paired with cognitive training have foun.... Read More

Weighing Pros and Cons of Prescribing Hot-Button Alzheimer’s Drug

Jul 11, 2021 at 04:22 pm by pj

By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News As physicians and health policy experts debate the merits of Aduhelm, the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease approved in 1.... Read More

AMA Announces Update to Guidance for Evaluating and Rating Permanent Impairment

Jul 09, 2021 at 11:25 am by pj

The 13-member AMA Guides Editorial Panel has approved and issued the first content updates to the “AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairme.... Read More

AdventHealth reports findings of Delta, Gamma and other variants of concern in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Jul 09, 2021 at 09:35 am by pj

Doctors say vaccines will not only protect the community, but help reduce more mutations of the virus   ORLANDO, Fla., July 8, 2021 – The number of COVID-19.... Read More

Patients with Severe COVID-19 Twice as Likely to Require Future Hospitalizations for Other Illnesses

Jul 06, 2021 at 11:12 am by pj

By JILL PEASE People who have recovered from a bout of severe COVID-19 may still have reason for concern about their health. A new University of Florida study has found t.... Read More

AI Technique Reveals Dysfunctional Gut Microbiome Bacteria’s Role in Depression and High Blood Pressure

Jul 05, 2021 at 09:45 pm by pj

  By DOUG BENNETT To solve the elusive medical mystery of why many adults have both high blood pressure and depression, University of Florida Health researchers took a.... Read More

Lung Disease and LGBTQ+ Communities

Jul 05, 2021 at 09:31 pm by pj

By JANELLE HOM   Communities throughout the United States are diverse in so many facets. Race, ethnicity, ages, and socioeconomic status are just some of the pieces of.... Read More

A Growing Population of Wheelchair Users Will Need Exercise to Fight Off Future Diseases

Jul 05, 2021 at 09:21 pm by pj

   Physical disability in adults is rapidly rising worldwide   By JOANNA PALMER Sitting is the new smoking is a popular phrase these days to address the eff.... Read More

More Cannabis Dispensaries Equaling Fewer Opioid Deaths 

Jul 05, 2021 at 08:53 pm by pj

By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON   A recent study in the British Medical Association Journal (BMJ) shows increasing access to marijuana dispensaries is associated with a signifi.... Read More

New Research Finds J&J Vaccine Has Muscle Against Covid’s Delta Variant

Jul 05, 2021 at 07:22 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News    In the past two weeks, many medical experts started to question whether the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, w.... Read More

Newer Treatment Options for Hemorrhoids Offer an Easy Recovery for the Bleeding Patient

Jul 05, 2021 at 02:39 pm by pj

By SERGIO LARACH, MD, FASCRS, FACS and GRANT WOJDYLA, Bleeding can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and may result from a myriad of issues – ulcers, f.... Read More

Covid’s Lingering Effects Can Put the Brakes on Elective Surgeries

Jun 30, 2021 at 07:05 pm by pj

  By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News The week before Brian Colvin was scheduled for shoulder surgery in November, he tested positive for covid-19. What he tho.... Read More