North Central Florida Local News

With a Vaccine Mandate Looming, Nursing Homes Face More Staffing Problems

Jan 26, 2022 at 12:53 pm by pj

By Eric Berger, Kaiser Health News Jamie Smith, a staffing agency nurse who loves end-of-life care, said she has been warmly welcomed by staffers and residents at Fronti.... Read More

Pharmacies Are Turning Away Immunocompromised Patients Seeking 4th Covid Shot

Jan 26, 2022 at 12:47 pm by pj

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  Patients with weakened immune systems — who are at high risk from covid-19 — say pharmacies are turning them away when.... Read More

Why Medicare Doesn’t Pay for Rapid At-Home Covid Tests

Jan 26, 2022 at 12:42 pm by pj

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News  What group is especially vulnerable to the ravages of covid-19 even if fully vaccinated and boosted? Seniors. And who will.... Read More

Five Things to Know About ‘Free’ At-Home Covid Tests

Jan 19, 2022 at 09:53 am by pj

By Damon Darlin, Kaiser Health News Americans keep hearing that it is important to test frequently for covid-19 at home. But just try to find an “at-home” ra.... Read More

Officials Struggle to Regulate Pop-Up Covid Testing Sites — And Warn Patients to Beware

Jan 19, 2022 at 09:42 am by pj

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News NEW YORK — In recent months, mobile covid-19 testing tents and vans have sprouted on urban sidewalks and street curbs as de.... Read More

What’s New in Pilonidal Sinus Disease Treatment?

Jan 16, 2022 at 12:44 pm by pj

By SERGIO LARACH, MD, FASCRS, FACS; AMY MORRISON, BS   Surgical management of pilonidal sinus disease more often involves a large, wide, en bloc excision of inflammator.... Read More

Is Conventional Wisdom Costing You Money?

Jan 16, 2022 at 12:13 pm by pj

  By J. MICHAEL BASS   We have been the victims of conventional wisdom since the beginning of time. The earth is not flat. Bloodletting is not a valid medical tre.... Read More

Seven Key Advantages of a Proven SEO Strategy

Jan 16, 2022 at 12:01 pm by pj

In it for long-term exposure   By SCOTT RICHARDS, Faceless Marketing This month we provide you with 7 key advantages of having an SEO strategy in place and while there.... Read More

As Omicron Surges, Effort to Vaccinate Young Children Stalls

Jan 16, 2022 at 11:46 am by pj

By Rachana Pradhan and Hannah Recht, Kaiser Health News Two months after Pfizer’s covid vaccine was authorized for children ages 5 to 11, just 27%.... Read More

Justices Block Broad Worker Vaccine Requirement, Allow Health Worker Mandate to Proceed

Jan 16, 2022 at 11:38 am by pj

By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a key Biden administration covid-19 initiative — putting a stop, for now, to a rule.... Read More

Incidental Cases and Staff Shortages Make Covid’s Next Act Tough for Hospitals

Jan 16, 2022 at 11:23 am by pj

  By Lauren Weber and Phil Galewitz and Andy Miller, Kaiser Health News  The Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, on Jan. 11 was treating.... Read More

Covid-19 Liability Protection Advancing Through Legislature

Jan 16, 2022 at 10:07 am by pj

The past week has seen rapid progress for extending Covid-19 legal protection for healthcare providers, hospitals and nursing homes set to expire March 29. Thursday the Senat.... Read More

UF Researchers Develop Genetic Score to Improve Pediatric Cancer Treatments

Jan 14, 2022 at 09:13 am by pj

By Matt Splett University of Florida researchers have developed a new genomics-based score to deliver more personalized and effective chemotherapy treatments to pediatric leu.... Read More

No Surprises Act Parts 1 and 2

Jan 13, 2022 at 08:05 pm by pj

By Sara D. McLaughlin, Michael R. Lowe, Brian C. Evander, Esquires          On January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act went into effect. T.... Read More

Why Medical Clearance Is Really a Preoperative Evaluation

Jan 12, 2022 at 05:34 pm by pj

By DEBRA DAVIDSON, MJ, CPHRM and DAVID L. FELDMAN, MD, MBA, FACS   The term medical clearance is subject to debate in the medical community. Depending on how the term i.... Read More

Recent UCF PhD Nursing Grad Develops App to Help Youths with Epilepsy Transition to Self-Managed Care

Jan 12, 2022 at 05:27 pm by pj

  Michelle Tall, MSN, PhD, recently completed her Nursing PhD at the University of Central Florida after developing and testing the Medilepsy app to help youths ages 16-.... Read More

Black-Owned Hospice Seeks to Bring Greater Ease in Dying to Black Families

Jan 12, 2022 at 05:11 pm by pj

  By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News This time, it didn’t take much persuading for Mary Murphy to embrace home hospice. When her mot.... Read More

AMA Announces CPT Update for Third Dose of the Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

Jan 12, 2022 at 03:34 pm by pj

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced an editorial update to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), the nation’s leading medical terminology code.... Read More

CMS Proposes Medicare Coverage Policy for Monoclonal Antibodies Directed Against Amyloid for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan 11, 2022 at 07:44 pm by pj

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed National Coverage Determination (NCD) decision memorandum. The proposed National Coverag.... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Biden’s Workplace Vaccine Requirements

Jan 10, 2022 at 08:11 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Supreme Court on Friday took up one of the most contentious issues of the covid-19 pandemic, hearing a series of ca.... Read More