North Central Florida Local News

Ocala Health to open freestanding ER on 466A

Apr 16, 2019 at 07:30 pm by Staff

Ocala Health will expand access to emergency care in Sumter County with the opening of a freestanding emergency department. The freestanding emergency department will be loca.... Read More

Drive-through Hepatitis A Vaccinations in Ocala

Apr 16, 2019 at 07:24 pm by Staff

The Florida DOH-Marion County is holding a vaccination opportunity to help residents get vaccinated for hepatitis A. It will be held: Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.... Read More

Focus on Your Health at the LRMC Wellness Center

Apr 15, 2019 at 02:28 pm by Staff

. Getting healthy and staying that way is on most everyone's mind and how you achieve that goal is as unique as you are. Backed by the region's most trusted hospital, the Lee.... Read More

AdventHealth Ocala First in Marion County Named Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance

Apr 09, 2019 at 10:28 pm by Staff

AdventHealth Ocala joins more than 500 screening centers across the country following best practices Lung Cancer Alliance. . AdventHealth Ocala and its partners at Radiol.... Read More

Ocala Health Announces $31M Expansion at Ocala Regional Medical Center

Apr 09, 2019 at 10:20 pm by Staff

Ocala Health leadership released details on the continued investment into expansion projects at Ocala Regional Medical Center. The project at Ocala Regional Medical Center wil.... Read More

Raccoon in Reddick Tests Positive for Rabies

Apr 03, 2019 at 07:45 pm by Staff

. The Florida Department of Health in Marion County wants Reddick residents to be aware that a raccoon in their area has tested positive for rabies. People who live or work in.... Read More

Marion County Experiencing Increase in Hepatitis A Cases, DOH Holding Vaccination Events

Apr 02, 2019 at 10:46 am by Staff

. Marion County is continuing to see an increase in cases of hepatitis A locally and wants to encourage residents to get vaccinated for the virus. The Department of Health.... Read More

Podcast: 'What The Health?' The Karma Of Cutting Medicare

Mar 19, 2019 at 06:20 pm by Staff

Like those of his recent predecessors, President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts in October will not be adopted by Congress. Still, a preside.... Read More

Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults -- And Tailoring A Solution

Mar 19, 2019 at 06:17 pm by Staff

. Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News For years, Dr. Linda Fried offered older patients who complained of being lonely what seemed to be sensible guidance. "Go out and find som.... Read More

Marion County Ranks 52nd in Florida in RWJF Health Rankings

Mar 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm by Staff

. OCALA -- Marion County ranked 52nd out of Florida's 67 counties for overall health outcomes in the newly released 2019 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by.... Read More

AdventHealth is Revved Up and Ready to Provide Health Care Services at Sebring International Raceway

Mar 12, 2019 at 11:44 pm by Staff

. The newly renovated Midway medical center opens Wednesday to provide health care services to drivers, crews and fans during SuperSebring weekend. . Sebring - As the O.... Read More

Ocala Regional Medical Center Offers Higher Level of Stroke Care than Primary Stroke Centers

Mar 12, 2019 at 10:37 pm by Staff

. Ocala Regional Medical Center now offers a higher level of care for complex stroke cases and becomes the first and only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Marion County. Why I.... Read More

Leesburg Regional Medical Center Now Offers the Newest Technology Available to Detect Breast Cancer

Mar 12, 2019 at 09:54 pm by Staff

Mammograms just got more comfortable at Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC). GE Healthcare has collaborated with LRMC to bring the next generation in 3-D mammography techn.... Read More

A Game Changer in Canine Scent-Based Cancer Detection: BioScentDX

Mar 05, 2019 at 08:38 pm by Staff

Screenings offer affordable, non-invasive means of early cancer detection . By MELANIE KILGORE-HILL A West Florida startup is changing the future of cancer detection..... Read More

Hospital Cancer Registry Program Earns Prestigious Recognition

Mar 05, 2019 at 08:17 pm by Staff

. Central Florida Health has announced that the Cancer Registry at Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages® Regional Hospital has earned the Jean Byers Oncology Awa.... Read More

Lake-Sumter Medical Society Holds Quarterly Meeting

Mar 04, 2019 at 11:58 am by Staff

. Employee relations expert, Wendy Sellers, also known as the ER Lady, was spot on in her presentation to the Lake-Sumter Medical Society for their quarterly meeting at Missio.... Read More

Pharma Execs Dig In For A Fight Against Outraged Senators

Feb 26, 2019 at 09:59 pm by Staff

. Emmarie Huetteman and Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News Senators got their first opportunity Tuesday to prod drugmakers about the wallet-emptying prices they charge for pres.... Read More

Congress Squares Off With Pharma CEOs In Showdown Over High Drug Prices

Feb 26, 2019 at 09:51 pm by Staff

. Emmarie Huetteman and Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News Expect sparks to fly Tuesday as senators get a rare chance to grill the heads of seven major pharmaceutical companies.... Read More

Ocala Health Begins Construction on Maricamp Road ER

Feb 19, 2019 at 08:18 pm by Staff

. OCALA - Area residents, local officials and business leaders were present as Ocala Health leadership broke ground today on the site of the new Maricamp ER, a new freestand.... Read More

The Villages® Regional Hospital Awarded Joint Commission Core Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement

Feb 19, 2019 at 08:14 pm by Staff

. The Villages®, Fl.-- The Villages® Regional Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® Core Certification for both Hip Replacemen.... Read More