AdventHealth Central Florida Division Returns to Green Status

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:31 am by pj

Effective Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, facilities in AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division returned to “Green Status,” which signals a return to largely norma.... Read More

UF Health Expert Discusses COVID-19 Booster Shots

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:28 am by pj

By Doug Bennett As the delta variant of the coronavirus persists, federal officials are urgently studying the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccin.... Read More

ECMO Life Support Is a Last Resort for Covid, and in Short Supply in South

Sep 15, 2021 at 09:59 am by pj

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News  Hospital discharge day for Phoua Yang was more like a pep rally. On her way rolling out of TriStar Cen.... Read More

Emerging Peer-Reviewed Study Shows Reversal in Biological Hallmarks Responsible for Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

Sep 14, 2021 at 06:10 am by veehathaway

  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Holds Promise for New Approach to Alzheimer’s by Targeting the Core Pathology/Biology Responsible for the Development of the Dis.... Read More

HIV Drug Shows Potential to Combat Genetic Form of Dystonia in Preclinical Study

Sep 12, 2021 at 03:50 pm by pj

By Todd Taylor A new study found that an FDA-approved medication to treat HIV restored multiple brain abnormalities in a mouse model of a genetic form of dystonia. Dystonia.... Read More

UHealth is First Hospital System in Florida to Adopt Cutting-edge Tumor Detection System

Sep 09, 2021 at 12:50 am by pj

Neurosurgeons in the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System, are the first in Florida to adopt the Reveal fluorescence-guided sys.... Read More

Rise in RSV; Why are we Seeing this Common Winter Virus in the Summer?

Sep 07, 2021 at 02:29 pm by pj

By JANELLE HOM    Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory about an increase in Respiratory sync.... Read More

UF Health Psychiatrist Talks About the Mental Health Challenges Posed by COVID-19

Sep 02, 2021 at 07:05 pm by pj

By Bill Levesque It’s a pandemic seemingly without end. The latest coronavirus variant is fueling a surge in cases while Americans worry about ever-more infectious vers.... Read More

Taking a Time Out for Palliative Care

Sep 02, 2021 at 01:28 pm by pj

It has been 15 years since I walked across a stage in Dallas, Texas, and became a doctor of medicine. Since that day, I have learned that I don't have all the answers, I make.... Read More

What Missouri Learned the Hard Way About Rapid Covid Testing in Schools

Sep 01, 2021 at 05:54 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News Early in the tumultuous 2020-21 school year, Missouri officials made a big gamble: set aside roughly 1 million rapid covid.... Read More

Pandemic Unveils Growing Suicide Crisis for Communities of Color

Sep 01, 2021 at 05:45 pm by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News  Rafiah Maxie has been a licensed clinical social worker in the Chicago area for a decade. Throughout that time, she&rs.... Read More

These Governors Push Experimental Antibody Therapy — But Shun Vaccine and Mask Mandates

Aug 25, 2021 at 06:36 pm by pj

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  For months, Joelle Ruppert was among the millions of Americans who are covid vaccine holdouts. Her reluctance, she said, was n.... Read More

UF Health Researchers Use Big Data to Improve Care for People with Rare Diseases

Aug 24, 2021 at 11:39 am by pj

By Diana Tonnessan Researchers at University of Florida Health and the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network are using big data analytics to scale up rese.... Read More

‘We Sent a Terrible Message’: Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

Aug 24, 2021 at 06:32 am by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration’s plans to make covid-19 booster shots available next month has drawn a collective sc.... Read More

School or ‘Russian Roulette’? Amid Delta Variant and Lax Mask Rules, Some Parents See No Difference

Aug 24, 2021 at 06:25 am by pj

  By Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News The child had just started kindergarten. Or, as her mother called it, “Russian roulette.” That’s.... Read More

National Convalescent Plasma Study Shows COVID-19 Therapy Ineffective in High-risk Patients

Aug 23, 2021 at 11:34 am by pj

By Bill Levesque  Convalescent plasma does not effectively prevent the progression of COVID-19 from a mild to severe form of the disease in high-risk patients, according.... Read More

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Aug 23, 2021 at 11:16 am by pj

Approval Signifies Key Achievement for Public Health  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has be.... Read More

The White House Says Boosters for All. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Aug 18, 2021 at 04:09 pm by pj

  By Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News  The Biden administration announced plans Wednesday to offer boosters to all U.S. adults as soon as next month, sa.... Read More

Federal Vaccine Program Hasn’t Helped Those Whose Lives Were Altered by Covid Shot

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:51 pm by pj

  By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News  Angela Marie Wulbrecht jumped at the first chance to get a covid-19 vaccine, driving three hours from her Santa Rosa, C.... Read More

Science Shows Mask-Wearing Is Largely Safe for Children

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:40 pm by pj

  By Louis Jacobson, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is one of a handful of Republican governors trying to block school districts fr.... Read More