North Central Florida Local News

Curaleaf Unveils Ocala's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Dec 04, 2018 at 08:44 pm by Staff

Company's Aggressive Growth in Florida Continues with the Opening of its 18th Location . OCALA - Tuesday, December 11th, Curaleaf, Ocala's first medical marijuana dispensary.... Read More

Coping with Holiday Stress and Depression

Dec 04, 2018 at 08:28 pm by Staff

For many, the holiday season is a time for festivities with friends and family. But for others, this time can bring on or worsen stress, anxiety and depression. Managing men.... Read More

Marion County's World's Greatest Baby Shower Returns for Third Year

Dec 03, 2018 at 10:34 pm by Staff

. Families expecting a new child soon have some additional good news; Marion County's World's Greatest Baby Shower is back for the third year in a row. Organized through the.... Read More

Applications Sought for Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Ocala Regional

Dec 03, 2018 at 09:58 pm by Staff

. The Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program, based at Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL, has received initial accreditation and is seeking immediate applicants..... Read More

Local Hospital Security Ranked No. 23 in National Security Report

Nov 20, 2018 at 08:11 pm by Staff

The Safety, Security, and Emergency Management Teams at Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages® Regional Hospital have been named number 23 on the 2018 Security.... Read More

Marion County Residents Remain Under Mosquito-Borne Illness Advisory

Nov 15, 2018 at 04:06 pm by Staff

. Even though weather is turning cooler outside, residents should continue to take precautions against mosquitoes when outdoors. Three Marion County horses tested positive f.... Read More

Marion County DOH Encourages Residents to Learn Diabetic Risks

Nov 13, 2018 at 11:37 pm by Staff

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County recognizes November as National Diabetes Month, a time set aside every year to raise awareness about diabetes and promote.... Read More

With Hospitalization Losing Favor, Judges Order Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

Nov 13, 2018 at 11:27 pm by Staff

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News When mental illness hijacks Margaret Rodgers' mind, she acts out. Rodgers, 35, lives with depression and bipolar disorder. When.... Read More

An Underused Strategy For Surge In STDs: Treat Patients' Partners Without A Doctor Visit

Nov 13, 2018 at 11:19 pm by Staff

Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, she usually knows the reason: Their.... Read More

VITAS Healthcare Boosts Heart Care and Education in Lake and Sumter Counties with $50,000 Donation

Nov 12, 2018 at 10:37 am by Staff

In its first year of operation in Florida's Lake and Sumter counties, VITAS Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, is partnering with the American Hear.... Read More

Hello? It's I, Robot, And Have I Got An Insurance Plan For You!

Nov 06, 2018 at 09:46 pm by Staff

Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News "Anna" will not stop calling. She really, really wants to sell you health insurance. What a lot of consumers really, really want is.... Read More

Ocala Health RN and Nurse Tech Hiring Event

Nov 06, 2018 at 09:22 pm by Staff

. Ocala Health is growing! Join us for our RN and Nurse Tech hiring event THIS Thursday, November 8 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to meet with recruiters and nursing leaders.... Read More

Mistletoe Trot 5K & 10K Race Has Rich History in the Community

Nov 06, 2018 at 09:15 pm by Staff

. Leesburg -- The Mistletoe Trot 5K and 10K Race was created by Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) more than two decades ago to give local runners a race on their home.... Read More

Florida Hospital Ocala Volunteer Group Nationally Recognized for Community Service

Nov 02, 2018 at 10:02 pm by Staff

. Florida Hospital Ocala is honored to announce the hospital's team of volunteers was named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) 2018 Hospital Awards.... Read More

Lake-Sumter Medical Society Delivers Another Successful EXPO Medical Trade Show!

Nov 02, 2018 at 08:53 pm by Staff

. True to form, Lake-Sumter County Medical Society hit it out of the park, offering quality exhibitors, great food & cocktails and plenty of prizes for practice management.... Read More

Bariatric Seminar at Florida Hospital Ocala

Oct 30, 2018 at 08:37 pm by Staff

. Want to know more about weight-loss surgery, your options and our procedures? Take the first step toward better health by reserve your spot at our next seminar. Contact ou.... Read More

Florida Hospital Ocala to Host Students for da Vinci Robotic Simulation

Oct 24, 2018 at 09:51 am by Staff

. Florida Hospital Ocala will welcome more than 20 students from the Trinity Catholic High School robotics program to learn how to use the innovative da Vinci robotics syste.... Read More

Medicare For All? CMS Chief Warns Program Has Enough Problems Already

Oct 16, 2018 at 09:09 pm by Staff

. Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News The Trump administration's top Medicare official Tuesday slammed the federal health program as riddled with problems that hinder care to.... Read More

The Villages® Regional Hospital Auxiliary to Host Volunteer Recruitment Event

Oct 16, 2018 at 08:45 pm by Staff

. The Villages® Regional Hospital is looking for individuals to join its Auxiliary to help continue the tradition of delivering compassionate patient care. A volunteer rec.... Read More

Spurred By Convenience, Millennials Often Spurn The 'Family Doctor' Model

Oct 09, 2018 at 10:24 pm by Staff

Sandra G. Boodman, Kaiser Health News Calvin Brown doesn't have a primary care doctor -- and the peripatetic 23-year-old doesn't want one. Since his graduation last year fro.... Read More