Volusia-Brevard Local News

Push Is On for States to Ban Organ Transplant Discrimination

Mar 08, 2021 at 07:48 pm by pj

  By Sara Reardon, Kaiser Health News Griffin Dalrymple is an energetic 7-year-old who loves going to school in Eureka, Montana. But two years ago, the boy describ.... Read More

Biden’s Criticism of Trump Team’s Vaccine Contracts Is a Stretch

Mar 08, 2021 at 07:31 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News   “When I came into office, the prior administration had contracted for not nearly enough vaccine to cover adu.... Read More

The Importance of AI and Resolution-centered Customer Care in the Healthcare Industry

Mar 08, 2021 at 03:54 pm by pj

  By BECKY WATKINS   The healthcare industry has seen a drastic shift in its operations and communications over the last seven months. Since the beginning of.... Read More

AdventHealth, Seminole County Open Doors of Innovative Treatment Center for Opioid Addiction

Mar 08, 2021 at 03:45 pm by pj

    The Hope & Healing Center in Sanford, part of a wide-ranging partnership between AdventHealth and Seminole County to address the opioid crisis, offers a ra.... Read More

Parrish Healthcare and Orlando Health Bring Specialized Pediatric Care to Brevard County

Mar 08, 2021 at 11:51 am by pj

    Orlando Health pediatric specialists will care for newborns, hospitalized children and serve families at The Children’s Center   Parrish Healthcar.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Mar 06, 2021 at 04:45 pm by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 1,944,995 Total resident deaths: 31,683 Total resident hospitalizations: 80,95.... Read More

Your Reputation Precedes You

Mar 06, 2021 at 12:36 am by pj

Four tips for Online Reputation Management   By PAULA WYATT   It is true in healthcare, in life, and in business that a milligram of prevention is worth a kilogr.... Read More

Pandemic Fatigue: Its Real and Affecting Us All 

Mar 06, 2021 at 12:19 am by pj

  By APRIL BOYKIN   Exhausted? Distracted? Experiencing brain fog?  Sad or lonely?  A year into the pandemic and we are all frayed around the edges. Dis.... Read More

In Other Words: Reducing Maternal and Infant Healthcare Disparities Is On Us

Mar 05, 2021 at 04:52 pm by pj

  This month we shine the spotlight on Dr. Meg Prado, President of Women’s and Children’s Services at Envision Healthcare, a leading national medical group..... Read More

Are Your COVID-19 Disinfection Efforts Backfiring? 

Mar 05, 2021 at 12:15 pm by pj

  By MEAGHAN HISLOP    Your current COVID-19 disinfecting practices may be making things worse, even if you think you’re doing everything “right..... Read More

UF Health Names Chief Medical Officer for Central Florida Division

Mar 04, 2021 at 04:27 pm by pj

By Frank Faust The Villages®, Fla  — Kevin E. Behrns, M.D., has been appointed chief medical officer for University of Florida Health Central Florida. In his.... Read More

Coronavirus Deranges the Immune System in Complex and Deadly Ways

Mar 04, 2021 at 04:07 pm by pj

  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  There’s a reason soldiers go through basic training before heading into combat: Without careful instruction, green recruits.... Read More

Reopening of Long-Term Care Facilities Is ‘an Absolute Necessity for Our Well-Being’

Mar 04, 2021 at 03:58 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to visitors. Now, it’s time for t.... Read More

Accidentally Trashed, Thawed or Expired: Reports of Covid Vaccine Spoilage

Mar 04, 2021 at 03:51 pm by pj

  By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio Kaiser Health News As the speed of covid vaccinations picks up, so do the reports of doses going to waste. And it&rs.... Read More

Children’s Hospitals Grapple With Young Covid ‘Long Haulers’

Mar 04, 2021 at 03:42 pm by pj

  By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News    A slumber party to celebrate Delaney DePue’s 15th birthday last summer marked a new chapter &.... Read More

New Analysis Shows Medicare Spending Patterns Upended by COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 03, 2021 at 08:36 pm by pj

Medicare spending on physician services declined an estimated $9.4 billion between Jan. and June 2020The COVID-19 pandemic upended projected patterns of spending for physician.... Read More

AdventHealth is First in Central Florida to Perform Procedure for Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors

Mar 03, 2021 at 08:32 pm by pj

  GammaTile begins killing cancer cells immediately via tiny tiles containing radioactive seeds embedded in biodegradable collagen. An AdventHealth neurosurgeon and rad.... Read More

World-renowned UF Health Biochemistry Researcher Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D., Dies

Mar 03, 2021 at 06:17 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett and Karen Dooley University of Florida Health biochemistry professor Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D., whose world-renowned work on the detailed structure o.... Read More

Nursing Homes Nationwide See 82 Percent Decline In COVID Cases 

Mar 03, 2021 at 09:07 am by pj

Lowest Amount Of New COVID Cases Since CMS Started Tracking In May 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Li.... Read More

Sorting Out How Politics, Policies Figure in Flap Over New York Nursing Home Covid Death Rates

Mar 02, 2021 at 02:10 pm by pj

  Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News The plaudits have faded for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Once hailed as a paragon of pandemic governing, he’s since come und.... Read More