North Central Florida Local News

UF Health Psychiatrist Talks About the Mental Health Challenges Posed by COVID-19

Sep 02, 2021 at 07:05 pm by pj

By Bill Levesque It’s a pandemic seemingly without end. The latest coronavirus variant is fueling a surge in cases while Americans worry about ever-more infectious vers.... Read More

Lack of a Vaccine Mandate Becomes Competitive Advantage in Hospital Staffing Wars

Sep 01, 2021 at 05:59 pm by pj

  By Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News  In the rural northeastern corner of Missouri, Scotland County Hospital has been so low on staff that it sometimes had t.... Read More

What Missouri Learned the Hard Way About Rapid Covid Testing in Schools

Sep 01, 2021 at 05:54 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News Early in the tumultuous 2020-21 school year, Missouri officials made a big gamble: set aside roughly 1 million rapid covid.... Read More

Pandemic Unveils Growing Suicide Crisis for Communities of Color

Sep 01, 2021 at 05:45 pm by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News  Rafiah Maxie has been a licensed clinical social worker in the Chicago area for a decade. Throughout that time, she&rs.... Read More

How Can Adults Help Children Who Have Lost a Loved One?

Aug 30, 2021 at 01:47 am by pj

    Tavares – When someone loses a loved one, the person can experience a variety of intense feelings. The emotions can be consuming and even overwhelming to.... Read More

These Governors Push Experimental Antibody Therapy — But Shun Vaccine and Mask Mandates

Aug 25, 2021 at 06:36 pm by pj

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  For months, Joelle Ruppert was among the millions of Americans who are covid vaccine holdouts. Her reluctance, she said, was n.... Read More

Marion County DOH Opens Site for Covid Boosters

Aug 25, 2021 at 05:38 pm by pj

OCALA —The Department of Health in Marion County is taking appointments to give third Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 shots to immunocompromised Marion County residents.... Read More

UF Health Researchers Use Big Data to Improve Care for People with Rare Diseases

Aug 24, 2021 at 11:39 am by pj

By Diana Tonnessan Researchers at University of Florida Health and the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network are using big data analytics to scale up rese.... Read More

Biden’s No-Jab-No-Job Order Creates Quandary for Nursing Homes

Aug 24, 2021 at 06:38 am by pj

By Jordan Rau and Andy Miller, Kaiser Health News President Joe Biden’s edict that nursing homes must ensure their workers are vaccinated against covid-1.... Read More

‘We Sent a Terrible Message’: Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

Aug 24, 2021 at 06:32 am by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration’s plans to make covid-19 booster shots available next month has drawn a collective sc.... Read More

School or ‘Russian Roulette’? Amid Delta Variant and Lax Mask Rules, Some Parents See No Difference

Aug 24, 2021 at 06:25 am by pj

  By Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News The child had just started kindergarten. Or, as her mother called it, “Russian roulette.” That’s.... Read More

National Convalescent Plasma Study Shows COVID-19 Therapy Ineffective in High-risk Patients

Aug 23, 2021 at 11:34 am by pj

By Bill Levesque  Convalescent plasma does not effectively prevent the progression of COVID-19 from a mild to severe form of the disease in high-risk patients, according.... Read More

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Aug 23, 2021 at 11:16 am by pj

Approval Signifies Key Achievement for Public Health  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has be.... Read More

The White House Says Boosters for All. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Aug 18, 2021 at 04:09 pm by pj

  By Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News  The Biden administration announced plans Wednesday to offer boosters to all U.S. adults as soon as next month, sa.... Read More

Federal Vaccine Program Hasn’t Helped Those Whose Lives Were Altered by Covid Shot

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:51 pm by pj

  By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News  Angela Marie Wulbrecht jumped at the first chance to get a covid-19 vaccine, driving three hours from her Santa Rosa, C.... Read More

Science Shows Mask-Wearing Is Largely Safe for Children

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:40 pm by pj

  By Louis Jacobson, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is one of a handful of Republican governors trying to block school districts fr.... Read More

‘Tainted’ Blood: Covid Skeptics Request Blood Transfusions From Unvaccinated Donors

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:33 pm by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  The nation’s roiling tensions over vaccination against covid-19 have spilled into an unexpected arena: lifesavin.... Read More

The Newest Disease Detection Tool for Covid and Beyond: Poop

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:26 pm by pj

By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News  Since reopening campus at the University of California-San Diego last summer, university officials have relied on th.... Read More

AMA Announces CPT Code Set Ready for Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

Aug 16, 2021 at 09:31 pm by pj

New administration codes effective now for third doses of Pfizer and Modern COVID-19 vaccineCHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the Curr.... Read More

New Survey Report Details Coronavirus Pandemic's Negative Impact on Physicians

Aug 16, 2021 at 08:15 pm by pj

Physicians report reduced income, increased burnout, and heightened mental health concerns over past year of the pandemic.   ANALYSIS  |  BY CHRISTO.... Read More