North Central Florida Local News

DOH-Marion Joins Community Partners to Launch Red Ribbon Week 2022

Oct 20, 2022 at 07:25 pm by pj

Ocala — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is proud to join our community partners in hosting the annual Red Ribbon Week kickoff event on Friday, Oct.... Read More

DOH and DCF Visit Marion County CORE Network

Oct 15, 2022 at 02:02 pm by pj

  Ocala  —  State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Deputy Secretary for Health Dr. Kenneth Scheppke, and Florida Department of Children and Famili.... Read More

DOH-Marion Hosts a Free Dinner to Help Adults Learn about Teen Suicide

Sep 13, 2022 at 05:45 pm by pj

  Ocala — BRAZEN, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County’s risk-avoidance program, is offering parents and guardians an opportunity to join a.... Read More

DOH-Marion and AdventHealth Ocala Announce the Publication of the New Community Health Needs Assessment

Sep 09, 2022 at 05:24 pm by pj

Ocala — Marion County residents now have a new roadmap by which to plot their course to better overall health.   The Florida Department of Health in Marion C.... Read More

Lakeside at Waterman Village Celebrates Grand Opening

Sep 07, 2022 at 01:08 pm by pj

  $124M expansion adds 159 new independent living residences   MOUNT DORA  – Waterman Village has opened its latest neighborhood, Lakeside at Waterman.... Read More

AdventHealth to Open First Two Pharmacy Kiosks Locations in Florida, Marion County Included

Aug 10, 2022 at 10:16 am by pj

  AdventHealth is now home to SpotRx pharmacy kiosks to make it convenient and more accessible for patients to fill prescriptions before leaving the doctor’s offic.... Read More

Kids and Mental Health: Tell Them It’s Okay Not to Feel Okay

Jun 29, 2022 at 04:49 pm by pj

  By Corrie Kindyl, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, ACS   From economic instability to at-home isolation, the COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on America’s collect.... Read More

HIPAA Compliant Telehealth: How-To’s and Don’t Do’s

Jun 29, 2022 at 04:35 pm by pj

  By TERRY MCFARLAND   In the midst of all the chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, one bright spot is the increased availability of HIPAA compliant telehealth.... Read More

Alzheimer’s Prevention: Lifestyle Changes to Make for Better Brain Health

Jun 29, 2022 at 04:23 pm by pj

  By BEAU HERMAN Just as we have found ways to reduce heart disease risk, researchers increasingly are finding evidence that there may be steps we can take to reduce ou.... Read More

Overdose Deaths Behind Bars Rise as Drug Crisis Swells

Jun 29, 2022 at 04:13 pm by pj

  By LJ Dawson, Kaiser Health News Annissa Holland should be excited her son is coming home from prison after four long years of incarceration. Instead, she’.... Read More

Government Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care and Overcharging

Jun 29, 2022 at 04:04 pm by pj

By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Congress should crack down on Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors that sometimes deny patients vital medical care while overc.... Read More

Three-Year Abortion Trends Vary Dramatically by State

Jun 29, 2022 at 03:53 pm by pj

  //   By Phillip Reese, Kaiser Health News A recent survey from the Guttmacher Institute documented an 8% rise in the number of abortions.... Read More

Five Things to Know Now That the Supreme Court Has Overturned Roe v. Wade

Jun 29, 2022 at 03:49 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight and Rachana Pradhan and Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Ja.... Read More

Genetic Screening Results Just Got Harder to Handle Under New Abortion Rules

Jun 29, 2022 at 03:45 pm by pj

By Sara Reardon, Kaiser Health News Ann was 15 weeks pregnant with her fourth child when the results of her prenatal genetic test came back last August. The test su.... Read More

CDC Assisting FDOH with Historic Meningococcal Disease Outbreak in Florida

Jun 22, 2022 at 11:30 pm by pj

Gay and bisexual men urged to get vaccinated if living in Florida, or talk with their healthcare provider about vaccination if traveling to Florida   The Cent.... Read More

100 Million People in America Are Saddled with Health Care Debt

Jun 21, 2022 at 05:41 pm by pj

By Noam N. Levey, Kaiser Health News Elizabeth Woodruff drained her retirement account and took on three jobs after she and her husband were sued for nearly $10,000.... Read More

Nemours Children’s Health President & CEO Named to ’50 Most Influential Clinical Executives’

Jun 21, 2022 at 04:40 pm by pj

  Modern Healthcare lists R. Lawrence Moss, MD among elite group   Modern Healthcare has named R. Lawrence Moss, MD, FACS, FAAP, president & CEO of.... Read More

Will the US Overcome Its Covid Complacency Even as the Threat Returns?

Jun 15, 2022 at 03:00 pm by pj

By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News A few months ago, it seemed as though the country was poised to finally tame the pandemic, after two years of restrictio.... Read More

Trauma Surgeons Detail the Horror of Mass Shootings in the Wake of Uvalde and Call for Reforms

Jun 15, 2022 at 02:52 pm by pj

By Andy Miller and Lauren Sausser, Kaiser Health News  When Dr. Roy Guerrero, a pediatrician in Uvalde, Texas, testified before a U.S. House committee Wed.... Read More

Medicaid Weighs Attaching Strings to Nursing Home Payments to Improve Patient Care

Jun 15, 2022 at 02:46 pm by pj

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration is considering a requirement that the nation’s 15,500 nursing homes spend most of their payments from M.... Read More

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