North Central Florida Local News

Research Study Aims to Aid Early Detection, Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Jun 08, 2022 at 05:14 pm by pj

AdventHealth is one of two sites in the U.S. and one of seven in the world to participate in pilot program.   AdventHealth is launching a groundbreaking international r.... Read More

AdventHealth Unveils Ambulance Fleet in Marion County

Jun 07, 2022 at 03:32 pm by pj

AdventHealth Ocala has unveiled three mobile ICU transport ambulances to officially launch the hospital system’s fleet in Marion County. The mobile critical care units w.... Read More

As Nation Seeks to Address Mental Health Issues, Florida Students Learn About Ways to Get Help

May 31, 2022 at 09:54 am by pj

  As the 2022 school year concludes, more than 77,000 Florida middle school and high school students have now participated in a mental health education program presented.... Read More

Burned Out by Covid and 80-Hour Workweeks, Resident Physicians Unionize

May 27, 2022 at 10:56 pm by pj

By Sarah Kwon, Kaiser Health News In the early weeks of the pandemic, Dr. Lorenzo González, then a second-year resident of family medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical.... Read More

Betting on ‘Golden Age’ of Colonoscopies, Private Equity Invests in Gastro Docs

May 27, 2022 at 10:44 pm by pj

By Emily Pisacreta and Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Heaalth News Mariel needed a new gastroenterologist. Having just moved back to San Antonio, the 30-something.... Read More

Novavax Missed Its Global Moonshot but Is Angling to Win Over mRNA Defectors

May 27, 2022 at 09:27 pm by pj

By Arthur Allen and Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News  Novavax hitched its wagon to the global coronavirus pandemic. Before most Americans truly gras.... Read More

‘Almost Like Malpractice’: To Shed Bias, Doctors Get Schooled to Look Beyond Obesity

May 25, 2022 at 02:47 pm by pj

By Lauren Sausser, Kaiser Health News When Melissa Boughton complained to her OB-GYN about dull pelvic pain, the doctor responded by asking about her diet and exercise h.... Read More

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

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