North Central Florida Local News

Federal Speech Rulings May Embolden Health Care Workers to Call Out Safety Issues

Jul 11, 2021 at 03:48 pm by pj

By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News Karen Jo Young wrote a letter to her local newspaper criticizing executives at the hospital where she worked as an activities coordin.... Read More

Osceola Regional Medical Center Appoints Cheryl Grieb and Carlos Velez to Board of Trustees

Jul 10, 2021 at 03:18 pm by pj

    Osceola Regional Medical Center, an HCA Healthcare North Florida Division – Orlando Market hospital, has announced the appointment of Osceola County Comm.... Read More

Deep brain stimulation settings may be successfully managed at home after surgery, study shows

Jul 10, 2021 at 10:09 am by pj

Michelle Jaffe New research published today shows that people receiving deep brain stimulation, or DBS, for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease may be managed successf.... Read More

AMA Announces Update to Guidance for Evaluating and Rating Permanent Impairment

Jul 09, 2021 at 11:25 am by pj

The 13-member AMA Guides Editorial Panel has approved and issued the first content updates to the “AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairme.... Read More

A New Kind of Surge in Florida

Jul 09, 2021 at 09:51 am by pj

  By IMRAN CHAUDHRY   While the COVID-19 pandemic is waning, the demand for travel nurses and allied professionals is surging once again at Florida’s hospit.... Read More

AdventHealth reports findings of Delta, Gamma and other variants of concern in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Jul 09, 2021 at 09:35 am by pj

Doctors say vaccines will not only protect the community, but help reduce more mutations of the virus   ORLANDO, Fla., July 8, 2021 – The number of COVID-19.... Read More

LED Fixture Continuously Disinfects All Airborne Viruses

Jul 09, 2021 at 05:45 am by pj

UVC light inactivates viruses and other airborne pathogens, improving indoor safety    By DEL WILLIAMS   With healthcare p.... Read More

HCA Healthcare's North Florida Division - Orlando Expands Surgical Team 

Jul 07, 2021 at 02:54 pm by pj

  Dalkeith Facey, D.O., board-certified general surgeon, has joined Surgical Specialty Group of Seminole, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare’s North Florida.... Read More

Patients with Severe COVID-19 Twice as Likely to Require Future Hospitalizations for Other Illnesses

Jul 06, 2021 at 11:12 am by pj

By JILL PEASE People who have recovered from a bout of severe COVID-19 may still have reason for concern about their health. A new University of Florida study has found t.... Read More

AI Technique Reveals Dysfunctional Gut Microbiome Bacteria’s Role in Depression and High Blood Pressure

Jul 05, 2021 at 09:45 pm by pj

  By DOUG BENNETT To solve the elusive medical mystery of why many adults have both high blood pressure and depression, University of Florida Health researchers took a.... Read More

Lung Disease and LGBTQ+ Communities

Jul 05, 2021 at 09:31 pm by pj

By JANELLE HOM   Communities throughout the United States are diverse in so many facets. Race, ethnicity, ages, and socioeconomic status are just some of the pieces of.... Read More

New Research Finds J&J Vaccine Has Muscle Against Covid’s Delta Variant

Jul 05, 2021 at 07:22 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News    In the past two weeks, many medical experts started to question whether the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, w.... Read More

Hospital Prices Must Now Be Transparent. For Many Consumers, They’re Still Anyone’s Guess.

Jul 05, 2021 at 07:17 pm by pj

  By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  A colonoscopy might cost you or your insurer a few hundred dollars — or several thousand, depending on which hos.... Read More

Newer Treatment Options for Hemorrhoids Offer an Easy Recovery for the Bleeding Patient

Jul 05, 2021 at 02:39 pm by pj

By SERGIO LARACH, MD, FASCRS, FACS and GRANT WOJDYLA, Bleeding can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and may result from a myriad of issues – ulcers, f.... Read More

Covid’s Lingering Effects Can Put the Brakes on Elective Surgeries

Jun 30, 2021 at 07:05 pm by pj

  By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News The week before Brian Colvin was scheduled for shoulder surgery in November, he tested positive for covid-19. What he tho.... Read More

No Vacancy: How a Shortage of Mental Health Beds Keeps Kids Trapped Inside ERs

Jun 30, 2021 at 06:58 pm by pj

  By Martha Bebinger, WBUR, Kaiser Health News One evening in late March, a mom called 911. Her daughter, she said, was threatening to kill herself. EMTs arr.... Read More

New Simulation Training Center Opens in Orlando Providing an Innovative Learning Environment

Jun 30, 2021 at 05:02 pm by pj

 $5.5 million state-of-the-art HCA Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement offers advanced training experiences in simulated healthcare environments to support nursing.... Read More

The Biggest Security Threat to Your Business is on Your Payroll

Jun 29, 2021 at 11:54 am by pj

 Revealed: The real cost of insider attacks – and your strategy to prevent them   By BRIAN AWSUMB  Someone working for you right now is also working al.... Read More

Experts Outline Global Operational and Research Path to Address Emerging COVID-19 Viral Variants

Jun 24, 2021 at 11:41 pm by pj

By Jill Pease GAINESVILLE — As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be administered around the world, a coordinated global response to viral variants that may threaten the.... Read More

Healthcare and Community Organizations Partner to Improve Health Equity Across the State

Jun 24, 2021 at 11:34 pm by pj

  Orlando Health, United Way of Broward County, and Moffitt Cancer Center were recently awarded a combined $2.5 million Health Equity Train-the-Trainer Grant by Florida.... Read More