North Central Florida Local News

AdventHealth Ocala Achieves National Distinction of Excellence for HeartCARE by the American College of Cardiology  

Sep 20, 2021 at 02:08 pm by pj

  AdventHealth Ocala has achieved the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) HeartCARE Center™ National Distinction of Excellence, the organization’s h.... Read More

We’re Still in This Together: Resources to Help Identify a Mental Health Crisis 

Sep 15, 2021 at 06:55 pm by pj

  By REBECCA LEININGER    In 2021, it feels a lot like we’re trying to put together the pieces of what used to be “normal” &.... Read More

Am I Getting Fired? How to Handle Meetings with Your Facility’s Attorney

Sep 15, 2021 at 06:52 pm by pj

  By MEGAN NELSON, ESQ.   You just got off the phone with your hospital's risk manager, who has asked you to speak with the hospital's attorney about a patient yo.... Read More

Marion County DOH Continues Third Covid Vaccinations for Immunocompromised as Cases Begin Declining

Sep 15, 2021 at 04:38 pm by pj

  OCALA —The Department of Health in Marion County continues to offer the third shot of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to Marion County’s immunocompromised.... Read More

Nemours Children’s Health Officially Launches New Brand to Advance Children’s Health

Sep 15, 2021 at 04:10 pm by pj

  “Well Beyond Medicine” reflects focus on whole child health philosophy   Nemours Children's Health has officially launched the new brand reflecting.... Read More

Recovery Options are Changing – New Information for Healthcare Workers, Patients  

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:53 am by pj

  By Rich Jones, MA, MBA, LCAS, SAP   Physicians treat patients all the time who have illnesses related to substance use disorders (SUD)s. High blood pressure, st.... 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

Biden Releases a New Plan to Combat Covid, but Experts Say There’s Still a Ways to Go

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:18 am by pj

By Victoria Knight and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Promise: “I’m never going to raise the white flag and surrender. We’re going to beat.... Read More

Justice Department Targets Data Mining in Medicare Advantage Fraud Case

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:14 am by pj

  By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News  The Justice Department has accused an upstate New York health insurance plan for seniors and its medical analytics comp.... 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

Changing the Paradigm for Diagnostic Imaging Storage, Sharing 

Sep 13, 2021 at 05:28 pm by pj

  By MIKE MUSCATO   When we set out to research how medical imaging and report sharing was to get any foothold in the community, we found out quickly that the res.... 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

Your Covid Game Plan: Are Stadiums Safe?

Sep 09, 2021 at 04:36 pm by pj

  By Phil Galewitz and Andy Miller, Kaiser Health News  The college football season is kicking into high gear, the National Football League season s.... Read More

Florida Spine Surgeon and Device Company Owner Charged in Kickback Scheme

Sep 09, 2021 at 04:24 pm by pj

  By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News  A Florida orthopedic surgeon and designer of costly spinal surgery implants was arrested Tuesday and charged with payin.... Read More

RSV Vaccine Clinical Trial Now Enrolling at Accel Research Sites

Sep 09, 2021 at 12:43 pm by pj

DeLand, St. Petersburg sites will participate   While the world’s focus was on developing a vaccine for COVID-19 over the last year, many other important clinical.... Read More

AMA Releases 2022 CPT Code Set

Sep 09, 2021 at 12:12 am by pj

 Innovative work to meet the urgent public health need for streamlined reporting and tracking of COVID-19 vaccinations is presented in today’s releas.... Read More

UF Health Researcher, Collaborators Discover Compounds to Boost Stroke Recovery

Sep 07, 2021 at 08:40 pm by pj

By Doug BennettGAINESVILLE, Fla. — When a patient suffers a stroke, oxygen-starved brain cells begin dying within minutes. In these crucial moments, the brain produces a.... Read More

Lake-Sumter Medical Society Hosts "Vaccines and Variants: An Update on COVID-19" Virtual Learning

Sep 07, 2021 at 08:23 pm by pj

  Sonya Rasmussen, MD, formerly with the CDC and currently professor at UF Health, speaks on "Vaccines and Variants: An Update on COVID-19" Thu, Septemb.... 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