North Central Florida Local News

Gov. DeSantis Announces Additional Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Center at Camping World Stadium

Aug 16, 2021 at 05:07 pm by pj

In an effort to reduce hospital admissions throughout Central Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday, an additional center providing Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatme.... Read More

UF Health Team Develops Technique to Conserve Oxygen During Acute Shortages

Aug 16, 2021 at 02:20 pm by pj

By Leah Buletti As COVID-19 ravaged India and Indonesia this spring and summer, supplemental oxygen supplies became critically scarce. For some families, that meant exhaustin.... Read More

Testing and Vaccination Opportunities Increase in Marion County

Aug 16, 2021 at 08:18 am by pj

  OCALA — COVID-19 testing and vaccination opportunities have increased in Marion County, thanks to partnerships among the Department of Health, Marion County.... Read More

Pfizer CEO to Public: Just Trust Us on the Covid Booster

Aug 15, 2021 at 03:07 pm by pj

By Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News  Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was confident in June about the ability of his company’s vaccine to protect against the hi.... Read More

Public Favors Masks in Classrooms but Balks at Mandating Vaccinations for Students

Aug 13, 2021 at 02:13 am by pj

  By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News As the spread of the delta variant threatens the safety of classrooms, a poll released Wednesday found nearly two-thirds.... Read More

DeSantis’ Executive Order Misleading on Lack of Scientific Support for Masking in Schools

Aug 13, 2021 at 02:01 am by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent guidance on students and masking “lacks.... Read More

Getting a Covid Vaccine During Pregnancy Even More Urgent as ICU Beds Fill Up

Aug 13, 2021 at 01:41 am by pj

  By Ashley Lopez, KUT, Kaiser Health News  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is doubling down on its recommendation that people who are pregnant.... Read More

Florida Rare Disease Advisory Council to Address Challenges of Rare Disease Community

Aug 11, 2021 at 05:35 pm by pj

By JHOANNY CARDENAS   Just over six years ago, my family changed forever. What began as a conversation about a possible learning disability for my son would instead ent.... Read More

Surgeons Cash In on Stakes in Private Medical Device Companies

Aug 10, 2021 at 06:26 am by pj

  By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Several orthopedic surgeons who invested in Renovis Surgical Technologies made big money when a Japanese technology giant sna.... Read More

Déjà Vu? Consumers Scramble for Covid Tests in Hard-Hit Areas

Aug 10, 2021 at 06:13 am by pj

  By Phil Galewitz and Rachel Bluth and Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News Andrea Mosterman, an associate professor of history at the.... Read More

Clarity on Covid Count: Pandemic’s Toll on Seniors Extended Well Beyond Nursing Homes

Aug 10, 2021 at 06:06 am by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News As covid-19 resurges across the country, driven by the highly infectious delta variant, experts are extending our understand.... Read More

Helping Patients Overcome the Mental Health Stigma

Aug 10, 2021 at 05:16 am by pj

By APRIL BOYKIN As we have seen recently with athletes and celebrities, the stigma around mental illness is shifting, but it is still one of the most significant reasons peop.... Read More

How Addressing Financial Health Will Help Florida Healthcare Workers Get Through Pandemic

Aug 09, 2021 at 11:13 am by pj

By KERRI SISSON, DANIEL BRYANT and HEATHER GARBERS   As far back as 2011, the Orlando hospital today known as AdventHealth was receiving kudos for its wellness program,.... Read More

‘Wisdom and Fear’ Lead 90 Percent of U.S. Seniors to Covid Vaccines

Aug 04, 2021 at 05:56 pm by pj

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  Amid the latest surge in covid-19 cases and hospitalizations, the United States on Tuesday hit a milestone that some thought w.... Read More

Diabetes Drug’s New Weight Loss Formula Fuels Cost-Benefit Debate

Aug 04, 2021 at 05:47 pm by pj

  By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  The long list of side effects that follow ads for the newer expensive drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes sometimes include.... Read More

etectRx™ Announces New CEO

Aug 02, 2021 at 08:46 pm by pj

  Company Founder Takes the Helm of etectRx, a Digital Health Company   etectRx™, Inc. (etectRx™), a privately held digital health company, today anno.... Read More

Dr. Linda R. Edwards Named to One-year Term as Dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Aug 02, 2021 at 02:11 pm by pj

By Dan LevetonJACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Linda R. Edwards will serve as dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville for a one-year term, effective immediately..... Read More

AdventHealth West Florida Division Update

Jul 31, 2021 at 09:13 am by pj

ADVENTHEALTH WEST FLORIDA DIVISION HOSPITAL CAPACITY AdventHealth continues to see a significant increase in COVID-19 cases at its facilities across West Florida and have sur.... Read More

AMA Announces Update to COVID-19 Vaccine CPT Codes

Jul 31, 2021 at 03:08 am by pj

New provisional code created for potential third dose of Pfizer vaccineThe American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT.... Read More

AdventHealth Central Florida Moves to Black Status

Jul 31, 2021 at 03:00 am by pj

Number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients continues to surge Doctors say many patients are ‘young’ and ‘healthy’ and express regret over not getting va.... Read More