North Central Florida Local News

DOH Marion COVID-19 Update

May 26, 2020 at 12:45 pm by pj

  OCALA - Marion County is reporting 240 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday afternoon. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are:   -  .... Read More

Latest Florida DOH COVID-19 Information and Updates

May 26, 2020 at 12:45 pm by pj

     Florida COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard       Up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 with the Florida DOH  &nb.... Read More

Scientist Has ‘Invisible Enemy’ In Sights With Microscopic Portraits Of Coronavirus

May 25, 2020 at 09:09 pm by pj

(Courtesy of Elizabeth Fischer) Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people se.... Read More

Coronavirus Tests The Value Of Artificial Intelligence In Medicine

May 24, 2020 at 11:49 pm by pj

(Courtesy of Dr. Albert Hsiao)    Ashley Gold, Kaiser Health News   Dr. Albert Hsiao and his colleagues at the University of California-San Diego health sys.... Read More

Vaccine at 'Warp Speed'? Let's Think About It, Mr. President

May 22, 2020 at 09:20 pm by pj

  By Jane M. Orient, MD The idea of moving at “warp speed” probably resonates with Star Wars fans. A galactic empire is impossible if it takes 100.... Read More

Making Lemonade

May 21, 2020 at 03:04 pm by pj

  By KRIS D. GRAY, MD, FAAFP   The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to so many people and caused so much trauma in the economy around the world that it will.... Read More

What The Health? When It Comes To COVID-19, States Are On Their Own

May 21, 2020 at 02:19 pm by pj

    At least so far, states that reopened their economies are not seeing a major spike in cases of COVID-19. But it remains unclear if that is because the corona.... Read More

Analysis: Get Ready For The Vaccine. They’re Never Simple

May 21, 2020 at 02:11 pm by pj

(CSA Images/Getty Images)   Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News If there is a silver lining to the flawed U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is this: The relat.... Read More

Op-Ed: Coronavirus has Exposed the Burden of Mental Illness 

May 21, 2020 at 01:17 pm by pj

  By Chelsea Boyd, R Street Institute   Earlier this month, one of Manhattan’s top emergency room doctors committed suicide. She had been serving.... Read More

New MGMA Research Finds Physician Compensation Increased in 2019

May 21, 2020 at 10:28 am by pj

  Report finds steady rise in compensation for physician and nonphysician providers,plus growth in productivity among many specialties prior to COV.... Read More

Last Responders Seek To Expand Postmortem COVID Testing In Unexplained Deaths

May 20, 2020 at 10:10 pm by pj

(E+/Getty Images)   Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News   Examining dead bodies and probing for a cause of death is rarely seen as a heroic or glamorous jo.... Read More

The Pandemic Is Hurting Pediatric Hospitals, Too

May 20, 2020 at 10:05 pm by pj

(Getty Images)   Bernard J. Wolfson, Kaiser Health News  Children have largely escaped the ravages of COVID-19, but children’s hospitals have not eluded the.... Read More

Marion-DOH Reminds Children Are Home. Parents, Caretakers Urged to be Vigilant Against Drownings

May 19, 2020 at 08:21 pm by pj

OCALA — As Marion County re-opens from COVID-19 restrictions, many families are still home balancing work or online classes while caring for children. Busy households br.... Read More

Brain Metastases: Does Fluorescent Marking Facilitate the Surgical Removal of Tumors?

May 19, 2020 at 11:47 am by pj

  Metatasis In Situ, Red is the fluorescence. Photo Dr. Franz Marhold Physicians from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems (KL Krems, Aust.... Read More

Medicaid Providers At The End Of The Line For Federal COVID Funding

May 18, 2020 at 11:25 pm by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images)   Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  Casa de Salud, a nonprofit clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides primary.... Read More

Drugmakers Tout COVID-19 Vaccines To Refurbish Their Public Image

May 18, 2020 at 11:13 pm by pj

Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News  Johnson & Johnson researchers working on a vaccine against the coronavirus are “just like the heroes in the hospitals” f.... Read More

Administration Issues Guidance to Ensure States Have Plan in Place to Safely Reopen Nursing Homes

May 18, 2020 at 08:17 pm by pj

  Guidance provides critical steps nursing homes should take prior to reopening The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new guidance for state.... Read More

Eight Proven Ways to Inspire Trust and Credibility with Your Healthcare Website 

May 18, 2020 at 08:00 pm by pj

  By KATIE LUNDIN   If you’re in the healthcare industry, you know it’s important to cultivate trust.  Health can be a very person.... Read More

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

May 18, 2020 at 08:44 am by pj

  The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Applic.... Read More

As Congress Weighs COVID Liability Protections, States Shield Health Providers

May 16, 2020 at 12:43 pm by pj

(KHN Illustration; Getty Images/DigitalVision Vectors)   Susan Jaffe Kaiser Health News Coronavirus patients and their families who believe a doctor, nurse, hospital o.... Read More