Volusia-Brevard Local News

CMS Repeals MCIT/R&N Rule; Will Consider Other Coverage Pathways to Enhance Access to Innovative Medical Devices

Nov 13, 2021 at 04:43 pm by pj

  The Agency will explore evidence-based approaches that protect people with Medicare The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) is rescinding the Medicare Co.... Read More

Lauren and Lee Fixel Foundation Establish the Fixel Brain Mapping Professorship

Nov 12, 2021 at 08:38 pm by pj

By Todd Taylor Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D., an associate professor in University of Florida’s J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, was nam.... Read More

What’s Next for Florida Nurse Staffing in the Wake of Delta 

Nov 10, 2021 at 11:29 am by pj

  By JENNIFER POMIETLO   The tide of coronavirus cases once again is receding in Florida, and with it, the demand for traveling healthcare professionals. However,.... Read More

As Overdose Deaths Soar, DEA-Wary Pharmacies Shy From Dispensing Addiction Medication

Nov 10, 2021 at 11:25 am by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News When Martin Njoku saw opioid addiction devastate his West Virginia community, he felt compelled to help. This was the place.... Read More

‘Covid Hit Us Over the Head With a Two-by-Four’: Addressing Ageism With Urgency

Nov 10, 2021 at 11:20 am by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Earlier this year, the World Health Organization announced a global campaign to combat ageism — discrimination against.... Read More

Medication-Assisted Treatment Center Now Open in Port Orange

Nov 09, 2021 at 09:43 am by pj

New center offers outpatient care for adults who are struggling with opioid addiction   PORT ORANGE — Adults in the Port Orange area who have been struggling with.... Read More

Parrish Healthcare’s Conversion for Former Parrish Health & Fitness Center into an Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center of Excellence is Underway

Nov 09, 2021 at 02:36 am by pj

Parrish Healthcare, in a press release dated April 8, 2021, announced its plan to convert the former Parrish Health & Fitness Center, located at 2210 Cheney Hwy (Hwy. 50),.... Read More

Taking a Closer Look at Trauma-informed Care

Nov 06, 2021 at 09:28 am by pj

  By JOY CHUBA, LCSW The first time we meet with a healthcare provider, we’re likely to be asked a series of questions. What is your age, sex, height, weight, rac.... Read More

Parrish Healthcare Center at Port Canaveral Reopens to the Public

Nov 04, 2021 at 10:03 pm by pj

        TITUSVILLE — After a 21-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parrish Healthcare Center at Port Canaveral will reopen to the publ.... Read More

Genetic Mutation Could Play Role in Improving Leukemia Treatment, UF Health Researchers Find

Nov 04, 2021 at 09:55 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the battle against one type of leukemia, a genetic mutation could hold the key to more effective, lower-dose treatments. The new,.... Read More

Biden-Harris Administration Issues Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers 

Nov 04, 2021 at 07:39 pm by pj

  National requirement protects patients at nearly 76,000 providers and covers more than 17 million health care workers The Biden-Harris Administration is requiring COV.... Read More

Labs With No One to Run Them: Why Public Health Workers Are Fleeing the Field

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:41 pm by pj

  By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News There were days, nights and weekends in the early months of the pandemic when Denise Von Bargen was the only perso.... Read More

Not Quite on Board: Parents Proving a Tough Sell on Covid Vax for Teens

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:36 pm by pj

  By Jenny Gold and Samantha Young, Kaiser Health News  Even as the U.S. prepares to roll out a covid-19 vaccine to elementary school-aged kids, its.... Read More

Nursing Home Residents Overlooked in Scramble for Covid Antibody Treatments

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:30 pm by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  Of the dozens of patients Dr. Jim Yates has treated for covid-19 at his long-term care center in rural Alabama, this o.... Read More

ERs Are Swamped With Seriously Ill Patients, Although Many Don’t Have Covid

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:24 pm by pj

  By Kate Wells, Michigan Radio, Kaiser Health News Inside the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, staff members are struggling to care.... Read More

Medicare Punishes 2,499 Hospitals for High Readmissions

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:08 pm by pj

By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News  The federal government’s effort to penalize hospitals for excessive patient readmissions is ending its first decade with Me.... Read More

A Hidden Resource for Medical Professionals: Pre-Planning Advisors

Nov 03, 2021 at 08:26 am by pj

By TEE ROGERS   As a medical professional, the families you work with are sometimes facing the imminent loss of a loved one and many are making end-of-life decisions. B.... Read More

FAU Study Reveals Advanced Practice Nurses are Gaining Ground in Turf War with Physicians

Oct 28, 2021 at 11:46 am by pj

Researchers: Health Care Improves When APNs Practice Without Limitations      Since the early 1900s, physicians have traditionally dominated the field.... Read More

Physician Opinion: Lethal Connections - “Complete Lives” Morphs into “COVID Protocol” in America’s Hospitals

Oct 27, 2021 at 03:15 pm by pj

By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD In a shocking departure from traditional hospital policies, a hospital admission has become like reporting to prison. Prisoners in America’s.... Read More

AMA Announces CPT Update to COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Oct 27, 2021 at 03:07 pm by pj

New code for Janssen booster added to codes created for Moderna and Pfizer boostersCHICAGO -- The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Proc.... Read More