North Central Florida Local News

The Hard Realities of a ‘No Jab, No Job’ Mandate for Health Care Workers

Jun 22, 2021 at 02:29 am by pj

  By Christine Spolar, Kaiser Health News  Christopher Richmond keeps a running tab on how many workers at the ManorCare skilled nursing facility he manages i.... Read More

Not All Experts Are Ready to Vaccinate Kids Against Covid

Jun 22, 2021 at 02:24 am by pj

  By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News  Lucien Wiggins, 12, arrived at Tufts Children’s Hospital by ambulance June 7 with chest pains, dizziness and high.... Read More

Device Makers Have Funneled Billions to Orthopedic Surgeons Who Use Their Products

Jun 22, 2021 at 02:13 am by pj

  By Fred Schulte and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News  Dr. Kingsley R. Chin was little more than a decade out of Harvard Medical School whe.... Read More

Raccoon in Umatilla Area Tests Positive for Rabies

Jun 21, 2021 at 04:53 pm by pj

  OCALA —The Florida Department of Health in Marion County wants Umatilla-area residents to be aware that a raccoon in their area has tested positive for rabies. P.... Read More

Cornerstone Hospice Adds Support Groups to Help Adults, Children Struggling with Grief, Anxiety  

Jun 21, 2021 at 02:44 pm by pj

  Tavares. – Cornerstone is expanding its offering of support groups to help community members who may be struggling with the loss of a loved one, t.... Read More

Central Florida and Statewide Weekly COVID-19 Cases Update

Jun 18, 2021 at 04:30 pm by pj

  Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Weekly Statistics    Total cases: 2,310,881 Total resident deaths: 37,555 New cases reported last week: 1.... Read More

Coaching for Healthcare Entrepreneurs 

Jun 18, 2021 at 01:52 pm by pj

Daniel Tribby Expands Practice to Help Healthcare Entrepreneurs Reach Goals    “If this broken healthcare system existed in big businesse.... Read More

UF Health Researchers Join Global Effort to Track COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

Jun 18, 2021 at 11:27 am by pj

By BILL LEVESQUE University of Florida Health researchers are joining an ambitious global effort led by The Rockefeller Foundation to better track the coronavirus.... Read More

AID: A Tool to Keep Hospitals from Redirecting Your Patients

Jun 17, 2021 at 06:42 pm by pj

Is your hospital redirecting your patients to employed physicians? This patient letter may help   Last week, the Association of Independent Doctors wrote a letter on.... Read More

AMA Announced Policies Adopted on Final Day of Special Meeting

Jun 17, 2021 at 02:21 am by pj

  The American Medical Association (AMA) announced policies adopted by physician and medical student leaders from all corners of medicine at the Special Meeting of the A.... Read More

In Alleged Health Care ‘Money Grab,’ Nation’s Largest Hospital Chain Cashes In on Trauma Centers

Jun 16, 2021 at 04:18 pm by pj

  By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News  After falling from a ladder and cutting his arm, Ed Knight said, he found himself at Richmond, Virginia’s Chippenh.... Read More

AdventHealth Promotes Medical Leader to Head Seven-County Division in Central Florida

Jun 16, 2021 at 12:42 pm by pj

  Dr. Neil Finkler to serve as Chief Clinical Officer   AdventHealth has created a new leadership role and promoted Dr. Neil Finkler to serve as ch.... Read More

AMA Endorses Guidelines for Federal Policymakers Pondering Vaccine Mandates and Credentials

Jun 16, 2021 at 12:09 pm by pj

  Wading into the contentious issues of vaccine mandates and vaccine credentials, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted policy that calls for strong protections.... Read More

AMA Says Federal Government Should Include Mental and Emotional Considerations In Rules Governing Release of Adolescents’ Health Information

Jun 16, 2021 at 12:05 pm by pj

  At the Special Meeting of its House of Delegates, the American Medical Association (AMA) said it will urge the federal government to revise the definition of harm to i.... Read More

DOH-Marion Announces Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Dates, Locations

Jun 15, 2021 at 10:37 pm by pj

  The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be holding additional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the weeks ahead. Newly scheduled vaccination opportu.... Read More

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is No. 1 in Florida, Nationally Ranked in Eight Specialties

Jun 15, 2021 at 08:29 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital is the No. 1 children’s hospital in Florida and stands among the nation&rsqu.... Read More

Gerald E. Harmon, MD, Inaugurated as 176th president of the AMA

Jun 15, 2021 at 07:25 pm by pj

CHICAGO – Gerald E. Harmon, M.D., a family medicine physician from Pawleys Island, S.C., will be sworn in today as the 176th president of the American Medical Assoc.... Read More

Labor Department Issues Emergency Rules to Protect Health Care Workers From Covid

Jun 13, 2021 at 07:35 pm by pj

  By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News  Labor Department officials on Thursday announced a temporary emergency standard to protect health care workers, say.... Read More

Women Now Drink as Much as Men — And Are Prone to Sickness Sooner

Jun 13, 2021 at 07:17 pm by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News Victoria Cooper thought her drinking habits in college were just like everyone else’s. Shots at parties. Beers while.... Read More

UF Health First in U.S. to Implant New, Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation System

Jun 13, 2021 at 12:56 am by pj

A team of University of Florida Health neurosurgeons and neurologists recently became the first in the U.S. to implant a newly FDA-approved, technologically advanced deep brai.... Read More