Clinical

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

No Vacancy: How a Shortage of Mental Health Beds Keeps Kids Trapped Inside ERs

Jun 30, 2021 at 06:58 pm by pj

  By Martha Bebinger, WBUR, Kaiser Health News One evening in late March, a mom called 911. Her daughter, she said, was threatening to kill herself. EMTs arr.... Read More

Experts Outline Global Operational and Research Path to Address Emerging COVID-19 Viral Variants

Jun 24, 2021 at 11:41 pm by pj

By Jill Pease GAINESVILLE — As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be administered around the world, a coordinated global response to viral variants that may threaten the.... Read More

New Regulator for Blood Cancer Development Identified

Jun 23, 2021 at 09:51 am by pj

A research team led by physicians of the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems (KL Krems) uncovers a pivotal role for a regulator protein in tumour bone marr.... Read More

Study Reveals Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Childhood Cancers by Single Year of Age  

Jun 22, 2021 at 09:48 am by pj

  New research uncovers substantial differences in rates of childhood cancers when considering single year of age rather than grouping several years together. The study.... Read More

Not All Experts Are Ready to Vaccinate Kids Against Covid

Jun 22, 2021 at 02:24 am by pj

  By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News  Lucien Wiggins, 12, arrived at Tufts Children’s Hospital by ambulance June 7 with chest pains, dizziness and high.... Read More

Mental Confusion, Disorientation May be Early Warning Sign of Severe COVID-19

Jun 21, 2021 at 02:48 pm by pj

By Jill Pease GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study finds that patients with COVID-19 who displayed symptoms of disorientation and confusion were three.... Read More

Women Now Drink as Much as Men — And Are Prone to Sickness Sooner

Jun 13, 2021 at 07:17 pm by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News Victoria Cooper thought her drinking habits in college were just like everyone else’s. Shots at parties. Beers while.... Read More