North Central Florida Local News

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

AMA Announces CPT Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

May 22, 2022 at 05:22 pm by pj

Provisional codes assigned to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for young childrenThe American Medical Association (AMA) has announced an editorial update to Current Procedural Te.... Read More

UF Researchers Test Novel Combination of Stimulation, Rehab for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

May 22, 2022 at 04:59 pm by pj

By Michelle Jaffee University of Florida and Brooks Rehabilitation researchers have found that applying a non-invasive form of electrical stimulation to the lower spine durin.... Read More

Why So Slow? Legislators Take on Insurers’ Delays in Approving Prescribed Treatments

May 18, 2022 at 07:38 pm by pj

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Andrew Bade, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes nearly two decades ago, is accustomed to all the medical gear he needs to kee.... Read More

As Red Cross Moves to Pricey Blood Treatment Method, Hospitals Call for More Choice

May 18, 2022 at 07:32 pm by pj

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Americans generally don’t spend much time thinking about the nation’s blood supply. That’s mainly because the col.... Read More

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It? The Government Won’t Say

May 15, 2022 at 02:01 pm by pj

By Hannah Recht, Kaiser Health News As the nation largely abandons mask mandates, physical distancing, and other covid-19 prevention strategies, elected officials and he.... Read More

The Marion County Community Health Assessment is underway

May 09, 2022 at 02:43 pm by pj

Ocala — Creating a healthier, more vibrant community does not happen in a vacuum. It requires collaboration, determination, and information. Which is why the Flori.... Read More

Raccoon in Citra Tests Positive for Rabies

Apr 29, 2022 at 10:23 pm by pj

Ocala —The Florida Department of Health in Marion County wants Citra-area residents to be aware that a raccoon in their community tested positive for rabies. People who.... Read More

The Psychology Behind Medical Care Avoidance

Apr 29, 2022 at 04:38 pm by pj

By APRIL BOYKIN, LCSW Health care avoidance is a type of patient disengagement that impedes an individual's health behaviors or causes them to delay obtaining health car.... Read More

Omega Introduces Soteria.AI – The Next Generation Interventional Cardiology System

Apr 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm by pj

The First Ever FDA-Approved AI-Enabled X-Ray System for Cardiology Sanford, Florida — Omega Medical Imaging announces the release of the revolutionary Soteria.AI. Desig.... Read More

First HCA Florida Healthcare Mini Medical University at UCF Lake Nona Hospital

Apr 27, 2022 at 07:47 am by pj

 

AMA Announces CPT Update for COVID-19 Booster Candidates

Apr 27, 2022 at 07:26 am by pj

Provisional CPT codes assigned to booster candidates from Pfizer and Sanofi-GSKCHICAGO -- The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced an editorial update to Cu.... Read More

Judge’s Ruling on the CDC Mask Mandate Highlights the Limits of the Agency’s Power

Apr 23, 2022 at 10:05 am by pj

By Sam Whitehead and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  The role that the federal government plays in containing future epidemics will hinge on the outcom.... Read More

Heartbeat-Tracking Technology Raises Patients’ and Doctors’ Worries

Apr 20, 2022 at 07:40 pm by pj

By Darius Tahir, Kaiser Health News If someone’s heart skips a beat, tech companies want to let them know about it. Gadget firms — starting with Apple and n.... Read More

Why Cheap, Older Drugs That Might Treat Covid Never Get Out of the Lab

Apr 20, 2022 at 07:32 pm by pj

By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News In March 2020, Dr. Joseph Vinetz left the contemplative world of his Yale University infectious-disease laboratory and plunged into t.... Read More

A Travel Nurse Leaves Fears of Hospital Drug Tampering Across Three States

Apr 20, 2022 at 07:28 pm by pj

By Brett Kelman, Kaiser Health News Health officials in at least three states are investigating a travel nurse suspected of tampering with and potentially contaminating.... Read More

When Symptoms Linger for Weeks, Is It Long Covid?

Apr 20, 2022 at 07:18 pm by pj

By Nina Feldman, WHYY, Kaiser Health News  Many Americans are discovering that recovering from covid-19 may take weeks or even months longer than expected, leaving.... Read More

How the Test-to-Treat Pillar of the US Covid Strategy Is Failing Patients

Apr 20, 2022 at 06:44 pm by pj

By Hannah Recht, Kaiser Health News The federal “test-to-treat” program, announced in March, is meant to reduce covid hospitalizations and deaths by quickly.... Read More

CMS Proposes Policies to Advance Health Equity and Maternal Health, Support Hospitals

Apr 18, 2022 at 05:28 pm by pj

CMS Integrates Equity and Maternal Health Quality Measures into Proposed Rule that Drives Payment for Hospitals Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).... Read More

Federal Judge in Florida Strikes Down CDC Mask Mandate for Travel

Apr 18, 2022 at 02:45 pm by pj

Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a US District Judge in Florida, has struck down the CDC mask mandate for public transportation, including planes and trains. The judge’s order.... Read More