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

St. Petersburg City Council Approves Bayfront Health Land Lease with Orlando Health 

Jul 09, 2020 at 01:36 pm by pj

  Orlando Health received approval from the St. Petersburg City Council on a 50-year agreement to lease the land on which Bayfront Health is located. City approval of th.... 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

Sharp Again Naturally Hosts Its First “Memory Drive”

Jul 08, 2020 at 09:03 pm by pj

  A Virtual Event to Provide Insight into Preventing Dementia And Restoring Cognition    Sharp Again Naturally (SAN), a nonprofit organization devoted to br.... Read More

East Orlando Chamber of Commerce: What Comes Next - Reopening Healthcare Facilities 

Jul 08, 2020 at 12:28 pm by pj

  By DOROTHY HARDEE   COVID-19 is causing us to have to rethink how we are doing business in 2020.  No doubt, it is the single greatest disruption of our lif.... 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

AMA President Recognizes Work of Residents in Fight Against COVID-19

Jul 07, 2020 at 02:05 pm by pj

American Medical Association (AMA) President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., has released the following statement recognizing the work of residents in the fight against COVID-19. The s.... 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

Rabies Alert Issued for the S. Goldenrod and Lake Underhill Area in Orange County

Jul 06, 2020 at 01:53 pm by pj

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is issuing a rabies alert for an area of Orange County, Florida. This alert is for a two-mile radius centered aroun.... 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