North Central Florida Local News

Fun Awaits at Brazen Bash '22

Jun 29, 2022 at 10:00 am by pj

Ocala - Fresh off his victory in the Food Network’s “BBQ Brawl” competition, Ocala’s own Rashad Jones will be the featured speaker at the communit.... Read More

CDC Assisting FDOH with Historic Meningococcal Disease Outbreak in Florida

Jun 22, 2022 at 11:30 pm by pj

Gay and bisexual men urged to get vaccinated if living in Florida, or talk with their healthcare provider about vaccination if traveling to Florida   The Cent.... Read More

100 Million People in America Are Saddled with Health Care Debt

Jun 21, 2022 at 05:41 pm by pj

By Noam N. Levey, Kaiser Health News Elizabeth Woodruff drained her retirement account and took on three jobs after she and her husband were sued for nearly $10,000.... Read More

Nemours Children’s Health President & CEO Named to ’50 Most Influential Clinical Executives’

Jun 21, 2022 at 04:40 pm by pj

  Modern Healthcare lists R. Lawrence Moss, MD among elite group   Modern Healthcare has named R. Lawrence Moss, MD, FACS, FAAP, president & CEO of.... Read More

Will the US Overcome Its Covid Complacency Even as the Threat Returns?

Jun 15, 2022 at 03:00 pm by pj

By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News A few months ago, it seemed as though the country was poised to finally tame the pandemic, after two years of restrictio.... Read More

Trauma Surgeons Detail the Horror of Mass Shootings in the Wake of Uvalde and Call for Reforms

Jun 15, 2022 at 02:52 pm by pj

By Andy Miller and Lauren Sausser, Kaiser Health News  When Dr. Roy Guerrero, a pediatrician in Uvalde, Texas, testified before a U.S. House committee Wed.... Read More

Medicaid Weighs Attaching Strings to Nursing Home Payments to Improve Patient Care

Jun 15, 2022 at 02:46 pm by pj

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration is considering a requirement that the nation’s 15,500 nursing homes spend most of their payments from M.... Read More

Robins & Morton Completes Four-story Vertical Expansion and Renovation at BayCare St. Anthony’s Hospital  

Jun 13, 2022 at 07:58 pm by pj

  ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 13 2022) – Construction firm Robins & Morton recently completed a four-story vertical expansion and renovation project at BayCare&r.... Read More

DOH-Marion Hosts Free School Vaccination Event

Jun 13, 2022 at 07:48 pm by pj

    OCALA — Although the school year in Marion County recently ended, it’s not too soon to think about the necessary non-COVID-19 vaccination.... Read More

Amid continued COVID-19 strain on health care, AMA unveils Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians

Jun 10, 2022 at 03:05 pm by pj

CHICAGO — In a speech to physician and medical student leaders from across the country, American Medical Association President Gerald E. Harmon, M.D., today will unveil.... Read More

Children’s Vision Problems Often Go Undetected, Despite Calls for Regular Screening

Jun 09, 2022 at 09:54 pm by pj

By Colleen DeGuzman, Kaiser Health News Jessica Oberoi, 13, can’t exactly remember when her eyesight started getting blurry. All she knows is that she had to.... Read More

Misinformation Clouds America’s Most Popular Emergency Contraception

Jun 09, 2022 at 09:35 pm by pj

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News A brand of specialty mozzarella cheeses. A collection of natural-gas storage terminals. And America’s top-selling emergen.... Read More

Research Study Aims to Aid Early Detection, Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Jun 08, 2022 at 05:14 pm by pj

AdventHealth is one of two sites in the U.S. and one of seven in the world to participate in pilot program.   AdventHealth is launching a groundbreaking international r.... Read More

AdventHealth Unveils Ambulance Fleet in Marion County

Jun 07, 2022 at 03:32 pm by pj

AdventHealth Ocala has unveiled three mobile ICU transport ambulances to officially launch the hospital system’s fleet in Marion County. The mobile critical care units w.... Read More

As Nation Seeks to Address Mental Health Issues, Florida Students Learn About Ways to Get Help

May 31, 2022 at 09:54 am by pj

  As the 2022 school year concludes, more than 77,000 Florida middle school and high school students have now participated in a mental health education program presented.... Read More

Burned Out by Covid and 80-Hour Workweeks, Resident Physicians Unionize

May 27, 2022 at 10:56 pm by pj

By Sarah Kwon, Kaiser Health News In the early weeks of the pandemic, Dr. Lorenzo González, then a second-year resident of family medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical.... Read More

Betting on ‘Golden Age’ of Colonoscopies, Private Equity Invests in Gastro Docs

May 27, 2022 at 10:44 pm by pj

By Emily Pisacreta and Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Heaalth News Mariel needed a new gastroenterologist. Having just moved back to San Antonio, the 30-something.... Read More

Novavax Missed Its Global Moonshot but Is Angling to Win Over mRNA Defectors

May 27, 2022 at 09:27 pm by pj

By Arthur Allen and Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News  Novavax hitched its wagon to the global coronavirus pandemic. Before most Americans truly gras.... Read More

‘Almost Like Malpractice’: To Shed Bias, Doctors Get Schooled to Look Beyond Obesity

May 25, 2022 at 02:47 pm by pj

By Lauren Sausser, Kaiser Health News When Melissa Boughton complained to her OB-GYN about dull pelvic pain, the doctor responded by asking about her diet and exercise h.... Read More

Taking Flight: Life-saving Whole Blood Now Aboard First Flight

May 22, 2022 at 06:00 pm by pj

Carrying whole Type-O blood on board air ambulances is rare in Florida – but makes all the difference for the most vulnerable trauma patients. If the sight (or even men.... Read More