North Central Florida Local News

Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll

Apr 09, 2021 at 09:40 am by pj

  By Jessica Glenza, The Guardian, Kaiser Health News Dr. Anthony Fauci thanked America’s health care workers, who “every single day put themselves at.... Read More

Oviedo Medical Center Announces Bariatric Surgery Program

Apr 08, 2021 at 10:34 pm by Melissa

Oviedo Medical Center, an HCA Healthcare North Florida Division – Orlando Market hospital, recently announced the launch of its bariatric surgery program available for e.... Read More

Local HCA Healthcare Facilities To Participate In National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 24

Apr 08, 2021 at 10:33 pm by Melissa

On Sat., April 24, eight HCA Healthcare facilities will participate in the 20th Drug Take Back Day, an initiative organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to saf.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Apr 08, 2021 at 05:45 pm by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 2,104,686 Total resident deaths: 33,906 Total resident hospitalizations: 86,49.... Read More

Healthcare Now: The Truth about US Healthcare 

Apr 08, 2021 at 05:33 pm by pj

 New local radio show, Healthcare Now, fills important niche     By LYNNE JETER  “In America, we’ve practiced sick care. But in th.... Read More

12 Months of Trauma: More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died in Covid’s First Year

Apr 08, 2021 at 05:09 pm by pj

  By Jane Spencer, The Guardian and Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the first year of the pande.... Read More

Calls Mount for Biden to Track US Health Care Worker Deaths from Covid

Apr 08, 2021 at 05:04 pm by pj

  By Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, Kaiser Health News   Calls are mounting for the Biden administration to set up a national tracking system of covid-19 death.... Read More

Most Physicians Experienced Little Relief from Prior Authorization as COVID-19 Cases Soared

Apr 07, 2021 at 10:39 pm by pj

As new cases of COVID-19 in the United States were peaking in late 2020, most physicians reported that health plans continued to impose bureaucratic prior authorization p.... Read More

Events of 2020 Moved Medical Students to Political Activism

Apr 07, 2021 at 10:20 pm by pj

    By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News All of them had prepared for this step for years, taking hours of hard science classes in college, studying for th.... Read More

What Covid Means for the Athlete’s Heart

Apr 07, 2021 at 10:13 pm by pj

  By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News For sports fans across the country, the resumption of the regular sports calendar has signaled another step toward post-p.... Read More

Senate Bill 72 May Be Effective “Vaccine” Against COVID-19-Related Claims

Apr 07, 2021 at 06:39 pm by pj

  By KIMBERLY BERMAN and JANICE MERRILL   For the last year, health care providers around the world have been at the forefront of a public health emergency due to.... Read More

The MANicure Movement: Polishing Off Child Abuse

Apr 06, 2021 at 11:03 pm by pj

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month – and for the past several years a grassroots effort designed to raise awareness and ignite change has been growing steadi.... Read More

‘Brain Glue’ Helps Repair Circuitry in Severe TBI

Apr 06, 2021 at 03:21 pm by pj

By Charlene Betourney   Reparative hydrogel mimics the composition and mechanics of the brain   At a cost of $38 billion a year, an estimated 5.3 million people.... Read More

Opinion: Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

Apr 06, 2021 at 09:30 am by pj

By John Kelly, Publisher, Orlando Medical News   Full disclaimer: I am a registered independent and the grandson of an immigrant; basically third-generation American. I.... Read More

Despite Covid, Many Wealthy Hospitals Had a Banner Year With Federal Bailout

Apr 06, 2021 at 02:30 am by pj

  By Jordan Rau and Christine Spolar, Kaiser Health News  Last May, Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit hospital system in Texas,.... Read More

Backed by Millions in Public and Private Cash, Rapid Covid Tests Are Coming to Stores Near You

Apr 06, 2021 at 01:51 am by pj

  By Hannah Norman, Kaiser Health News  Scientists and lawmakers agree that over-the-counter covid tests could allow desk workers to settle back into their cu.... Read More

Orlando VA Expanding COVID-19 Vaccinations to All Veterans, Caregivers and Spouses Under SAVE LIVES Act

Apr 05, 2021 at 11:32 pm by pj

  The Orlando VA Healthcare System has announced it is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who served in the military, and their caregivers and spouses, and some o.... Read More

UF Health Appoints New Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

Apr 05, 2021 at 11:52 am by pj

By Bill Levesque A former executive at the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas has been appointed as the new vice president/chief compliance and privacy office.... Read More

‘I Can Breathe Again’: Older Adults Begin to Test Freedom After Covid Vaccinations

Apr 01, 2021 at 03:29 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News With a mix of relief and caution, older adults fully vaccinated against covid-19 are moving out into the world and resuming.... Read More

Dramatic Drop in Common Viruses Raises Question: Masks Forever?

Apr 01, 2021 at 03:21 pm by pj

  By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News Masks and physical distancing are proving to have major fringe benefits, keeping people from getting.... Read More