North Central Florida Local News

Marion County Covid Positivity Rate Falls Below Three Percent

Nov 12, 2021 at 07:57 pm by pj

  OCALA — Marion County’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 3%, according to the most recent state report. Marion County is reporting 57,048 c.... Read More

What’s Next for Florida Nurse Staffing in the Wake of Delta 

Nov 10, 2021 at 11:29 am by pj

  By JENNIFER POMIETLO   The tide of coronavirus cases once again is receding in Florida, and with it, the demand for traveling healthcare professionals. However,.... Read More

As Overdose Deaths Soar, DEA-Wary Pharmacies Shy From Dispensing Addiction Medication

Nov 10, 2021 at 11:25 am by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News When Martin Njoku saw opioid addiction devastate his West Virginia community, he felt compelled to help. This was the place.... Read More

‘Covid Hit Us Over the Head With a Two-by-Four’: Addressing Ageism With Urgency

Nov 10, 2021 at 11:20 am by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Earlier this year, the World Health Organization announced a global campaign to combat ageism — discrimination against.... Read More

Taking a Closer Look at Trauma-informed Care

Nov 06, 2021 at 09:28 am by pj

  By JOY CHUBA, LCSW The first time we meet with a healthcare provider, we’re likely to be asked a series of questions. What is your age, sex, height, weight, rac.... Read More

Genetic Mutation Could Play Role in Improving Leukemia Treatment, UF Health Researchers Find

Nov 04, 2021 at 09:55 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the battle against one type of leukemia, a genetic mutation could hold the key to more effective, lower-dose treatments. The new,.... Read More

Biden-Harris Administration Issues Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers 

Nov 04, 2021 at 07:39 pm by pj

  National requirement protects patients at nearly 76,000 providers and covers more than 17 million health care workers The Biden-Harris Administration is requiring COV.... Read More

Labs With No One to Run Them: Why Public Health Workers Are Fleeing the Field

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:41 pm by pj

  By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News There were days, nights and weekends in the early months of the pandemic when Denise Von Bargen was the only perso.... Read More

Not Quite on Board: Parents Proving a Tough Sell on Covid Vax for Teens

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:36 pm by pj

  By Jenny Gold and Samantha Young, Kaiser Health News  Even as the U.S. prepares to roll out a covid-19 vaccine to elementary school-aged kids, its.... Read More

Nursing Home Residents Overlooked in Scramble for Covid Antibody Treatments

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:30 pm by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  Of the dozens of patients Dr. Jim Yates has treated for covid-19 at his long-term care center in rural Alabama, this o.... Read More

ERs Are Swamped With Seriously Ill Patients, Although Many Don’t Have Covid

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:24 pm by pj

  By Kate Wells, Michigan Radio, Kaiser Health News Inside the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, staff members are struggling to care.... Read More

Medicare Punishes 2,499 Hospitals for High Readmissions

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:08 pm by pj

By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News  The federal government’s effort to penalize hospitals for excessive patient readmissions is ending its first decade with Me.... Read More

A Hidden Resource for Medical Professionals: Pre-Planning Advisors

Nov 03, 2021 at 08:26 am by pj

By TEE ROGERS   As a medical professional, the families you work with are sometimes facing the imminent loss of a loved one and many are making end-of-life decisions. B.... Read More

FAU Study Reveals Advanced Practice Nurses are Gaining Ground in Turf War with Physicians

Oct 28, 2021 at 11:46 am by pj

Researchers: Health Care Improves When APNs Practice Without Limitations      Since the early 1900s, physicians have traditionally dominated the field.... Read More

Physician Opinion: Lethal Connections - “Complete Lives” Morphs into “COVID Protocol” in America’s Hospitals

Oct 27, 2021 at 03:15 pm by pj

By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD In a shocking departure from traditional hospital policies, a hospital admission has become like reporting to prison. Prisoners in America’s.... Read More

AMA Announces CPT Update to COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Oct 27, 2021 at 03:07 pm by pj

New code for Janssen booster added to codes created for Moderna and Pfizer boostersCHICAGO -- The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Proc.... Read More

Pharma Campaign Cash Delivered to Key Lawmakers With Surgical Precision

Oct 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight and Rachana Pradhan and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration and Congress are embroiled in high-st.... Read More

Medicare Plans’ ‘Free’ Dental, Vision, Hearing Benefits Come at a Cost

Oct 27, 2021 at 11:49 am by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News When Teresa Nolan Barensfeld turned 65 last year, she quickly decided on a private Medicare Advantage plan to cover her heal.... Read More

Long-term Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Higher Suicide Risk

Oct 25, 2021 at 12:30 am by pj

  Survivors of childhood cancer have increased risks of experiencing various challenges, such as emotional distress, impaired quality of life, and financial burdens. A n.... Read More

Worn-Out Nurses Hit the Road for Better Pay, Stressing Hospital Budgets — and Morale

Oct 23, 2021 at 08:43 pm by pj

  By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News In parts of the country where covid-19 continues to fill hospitals, a rotating cast of traveling nurs.... Read More