Volusia-Brevard Local News

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Jul 10, 2020 at 01:00 pm by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 244,151 Total resident deaths: 4,102 Hospitalizations: 17,602 New cases repor.... Read More

As COVID Testing Soars, Wait Times for Results Jump to a Week or More

Jul 09, 2020 at 03:17 pm by pj

 (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)   By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Elliot Truslow went to a CVS drugstore on June 15 in Tucson, Arizona, to get tested.... Read More

Amid Surge, Hospitals Hesitate To Cancel Nonemergency Surgeries

Jul 09, 2020 at 03:09 pm by pj

The Image Bank/Getty Images By Samantha Young Three months ago, the nation watched as COVID-19 patients overwhelmed New York City’s intensive care units, forcing.... Read More

Shingles Vaccination Rate Soars But Leaves Many Behind

Jul 09, 2020 at 03:03 pm by pj

(EyeEm/Getty Images) By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Worried about the high cost of the copayment for the shingles vaccine, Jacky Felder, a Medicare beneficia.... Read More

High Court Allows Employers To Opt Out Of ACA’s Mandate On Birth Control Coverage

Jul 09, 2020 at 03:00 pm by pj

Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)   By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News The Supreme Court Wednesday settled — at least for now — a decade’s w.... Read More

Analysis: How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

Jul 09, 2020 at 02:56 pm by pj

  By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News Yes, of course, Americans’ health is priceless, and reining in a deadly virus that has trashed the economy.... Read More

COVID-Tracking Apps Proliferate, But Will They Really Help?

Jul 09, 2020 at 02:52 pm by pj

Getty Images   By Bernard J. Wolfson, Kaiser Health News My 18-year-old daughter, Caroline, responded quickly when I told her that she’d soon be able t.... Read More

Marketing: If Not Now, When?

Jul 09, 2020 at 01:49 pm by pj

    Almost every practice has its numbers. Patient volume down, revenue down and reserves often too thin to hold on to the entire staff. COVID-19 has spread everyt.... Read More

Medical Real Estate in the Age of COVID-19

Jul 09, 2020 at 01:19 pm by pj

   Is your facility Covid ready and what can be done?   By FRANK RICCI   The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 has had a profound effect on hospitals, medical.... Read More

Top 7 Insurance and Legal Questions for Resuming Medical Practice During COVID-19 

Jul 07, 2020 at 02:11 pm by pj

  By Todd Zeiter, Vice President of Underwriting, The Doctors Company   As a company founded and led by physicians, we have unique insight into medical liabil.... Read More

What Seniors Should Know Before Going Ahead With Elective Procedures

Jul 07, 2020 at 01:55 pm by pj

(DigitalVision/Getty Images)   By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News For months, Patricia Merryweather-Arges, a health care expert, has fielded questions about the.... Read More

Coronavirus Crisis Disrupts Treatment For Another Epidemic: Addiction

Jul 07, 2020 at 01:52 pm by pj

Getty Images By Giles Bruce Kaiser Health News Shawn Hayes was thankful to be holed up at a city-run hotel for people with COVID-19. The 20-year-old wasn’t in ja.... Read More

Social Media Image About Mask Efficacy Right In Sentiment, But Percentages Are ‘Bonkers’

Jul 07, 2020 at 01:46 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight Kaiser Health News A popular social media post that’s been circulating on Instagram and Facebook since April depicts the degree to which.... Read More

CMS Proposes Medicare Payment Changes to Support Increased At-home Dialysis

Jul 06, 2020 at 06:00 pm by pj

Rule proposes improved process to pay for innovative dialysis equipment and support home dialysis for Medicare’s most vulnerable population   The Administrat.... Read More

AMA, AHA, ANA Issue Open Letter Urging Public to Wear a Mask to Stop COVID-19 Spread  

Jul 06, 2020 at 09:11 am by pj

  Leading U.S. medical and health organizations have called on the American people to stay home to take simple steps, including wearing a mask and practicing physical di.... Read More

Orlando Health Counters Misinformation Circulating on Social Media

Jul 04, 2020 at 09:59 am by pj

  Claims are circulating on social media that Orlando Health is at or near capacity, presumably due to the surge of COVID-19. According to Kena Lewis, director of publi.... Read More

Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid COVID-19

Jul 02, 2020 at 10:10 am by pj

By Lauren Weber and Laura Ungar and Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press and Hannah Recht and Anna Maria Barry-Jester  &n.... Read More

Among Those Disrupted By COVID-19: The Nation’s Newest Doctors

Jul 02, 2020 at 09:46 am by pj

  Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News July 1 is a big day in medical education. It’s traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of residency. B.... Read More

NIH Spearheads Study to Test At-Home Screening for HPV and Cervical Cancer

Jul 02, 2020 at 09:41 am by pj

(iStock/Getty Images)   Charlotte Huff, Kaiser Health News   With a tiny brush, briefly swab the vagina to collect cells. Then slide the swab into a screening ki.... Read More

Senior Care Authority Aligns with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners to Educate Their Franchisees and Staff

Jul 02, 2020 at 09:04 am by pj

  Senior Care Authority has aligned with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) to educate their franchisees and staff. The Certified Dementia.... Read More