North Central Florida Local News

Labor Department Issues Emergency Rules to Protect Health Care Workers From Covid

Jun 13, 2021 at 07:35 pm by pj

  By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News  Labor Department officials on Thursday announced a temporary emergency standard to protect health care workers, say.... Read More

Women Now Drink as Much as Men — And Are Prone to Sickness Sooner

Jun 13, 2021 at 07:17 pm by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News Victoria Cooper thought her drinking habits in college were just like everyone else’s. Shots at parties. Beers while.... Read More

UF Health First in U.S. to Implant New, Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation System

Jun 13, 2021 at 12:56 am by pj

A team of University of Florida Health neurosurgeons and neurologists recently became the first in the U.S. to implant a newly FDA-approved, technologically advanced deep brai.... Read More

California Dermatologist Chosen as AMA President-elect

Jun 13, 2021 at 12:33 am by pj

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced the election of Jack Resneck Jr., M.D., a dermatologist from the San Francisco Bay Area, as the new president-elect of the.... Read More

Central Florida and Statewide Weekly COVID-19 Cases Update

Jun 11, 2021 at 04:30 pm by pj

  Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Weekly Statistics    Total cases: 2,300,786 Total resident deaths: 37,265 New resident hospitalizations:.... Read More

Shifts in Healthcare Technology Management in a Post COVID-19 Environment

Jun 09, 2021 at 11:03 pm by pj

Local Equipment Service and Telemedicine Services By NICK GAFFEY   Just as a firefighter enters the flames of a burning building, healthcare workers and the support st.... Read More

Kidney Experts Say It’s Time to Remove Race From Medical Algorithms. Doing So Is Complicated.

Jun 09, 2021 at 06:23 pm by pj

  By Rae Ellen Bichell and Cara Anthony, Kaiser Health News Alphonso Harried recently came across a newspaper clipping about his grandfather receiving hi.... Read More

Trying to Avoid Racist Health Care, Black Women Seek Out Black Obstetricians

Jun 09, 2021 at 06:15 pm by pj

  By Verónica Zaragovia, WLRN, Kaiser Health News In South Florida, when people want to find a Black physician, they often contact Adrienne Hibbert through.... Read More

Covid Was a Tipping Point for Telehealth. If Some Have Their Way, Virtual Visits Are Here to Stay.

Jun 09, 2021 at 06:06 pm by pj

  By Noam N. Levey, Kaiser Health News As the covid crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are.... Read More

UCF Lake Nona Medical Center is the First Hospital in Central Florida to Offer Incisionless Brain Surgery

Jun 08, 2021 at 07:42 pm by pj

 Procedure Provides Advanced Treatment for Essential Tremor   UCF Lake Nona Medical Center announced today it is the first hospital in Central Florida to prov.... Read More

Addressing Burnout in Radiology

Jun 07, 2021 at 12:04 pm by pj

Take a look at what AI can do for your practice   By MICHAEL KELLEHER, MD    Recently, the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR.... Read More

FDA Approves a Lucrative Alzheimer’s Drug, but Benefits Are Iffy

Jun 06, 2021 at 09:37 pm by pj

  By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News    The Food and Drug Administration’s decision next week whether to approve the first treatment for Alzheime.... Read More

Analysis: Mounting Pressure on China About Covid ‘Lab Leak’ Could Backfire

Jun 06, 2021 at 09:29 pm by pj

  By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to determine whether the covid virus, or a near ancestor, em.... Read More

Expanding Insurance Coverage Is Top Priority for New Medicare-Medicaid Chief

Jun 06, 2021 at 09:22 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The new head of the federal agency that oversees health benefits for nearly 150 million Americans and $1 trillion in fe.... Read More

AdventHealth Global Missions Supports Urgent Relief Efforts to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in India

Jun 04, 2021 at 12:51 am by pj

Donations of ventilators, masks and COVID-19-related supplies will be distributed from Central Florida to hospitals overwhelmed by a recent wave of infections and deaths. Adv.... Read More

AdventHealth Physician Research Highlights Need for Genetic Testing to Target Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

Jun 03, 2021 at 11:43 pm by pj

AdventHealth Cancer Institute Executive Medical Director Dr. Mark Socinski recently published the lead article titled “MET Exon 14 Ski.... Read More

Outpatient Treatment Reduces COVID-19 Severity in High-risk Patients 

Jun 03, 2021 at 11:02 pm by pj

Central Florida physicians can help their non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients avoid potential hospitalization, intubation and death by referring them for monoclonal a.... Read More

The Relationship Between Chronic Medical Illness and Mental Health Diagnoses 

Jun 03, 2021 at 08:41 pm by pj

By MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D Dealing with sudden medical events such as a heart attack or stroke, or a chronic medical condition such as diabetes, canc.... Read More

Cleveland Clinic’s Weston Hospital Performs First Living Donor Liver Transplant

Jun 03, 2021 at 10:59 am by pj

   Daughter donates part of her liver to mother     WESTON, Fla. – Cleveland Clinic’s Weston Hospital has performed.... Read More

Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Telehealth Visits

Jun 02, 2021 at 07:07 pm by pj

  By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News   When the pandemic sidelined in-office visits at his practice, Dr. Dael Waxman “wasn’t exactly thrilled wi.... Read More