Children’s Mental Health Emergency Drives Local Nonprofit’s Suicide Prevention Campaign for the Holidays

Dec 15, 2021 at 10:23 pm by pj

  While the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted everyone's collective mental health over the past 19 months, it has had particularly devasting effects on chil.... Read More

An Inspiration to Give. What Can You Do?

Dec 15, 2021 at 04:36 pm by pj

A Reflection on Providing COVID-19 Medical Relief to India   Editor’s note: In this Christmas season, we have reason to celebrate and mourn. The past 23 months ha.... Read More

Healthcare’s Digital Revolution: Are We Ready to Reimagine the Work?

Dec 15, 2021 at 11:06 am by pj

  By David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS Robert M. Wachter, MD, began his recent presentation for the Healthcare Risk Advisors (HRA) Virtual Conference Series by admitting.... Read More

The PSCF Foundation is Now Accepting Applications for the Beneficiary of the 2022 PSCF Foundation Gala

Dec 15, 2021 at 09:42 am by pj

  The PSCF Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Physicians Society of Central Florida and is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and sc.... Read More

Celebrating Advocacy, Action and a Year of Success Building Rare Disease Advisory Councils

Dec 15, 2021 at 09:34 am by pj

  7 Rare Disease Advisory Councils Established Since Launch of NORD’s Project RDAC In 2015, the first rare disease advisory council was created in North Carolina.... Read More

Taking the Proper Steps in Diagnosing and Treating Achalasia

Dec 14, 2021 at 07:28 pm by pj

    And How Not to Mistake it for GERD   By SRINIVAS SEELA, MD   Achalasia Achalasia is a rare disorder that makes it difficult for food and liq.... Read More

EOCC: The Signals of Change are Approaching

Dec 14, 2021 at 07:21 pm by pj

  By DOROTHY HARDEE   “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” – Pe.... Read More

The Dangers of Benzodiazepine Misuse

Dec 14, 2021 at 07:14 pm by pj

  By HILARY ORTEGA and DR. REBECCA WANG-HARRIS   Benzodiazepines fall under the class of medication called anxiolytics. They are considered schedule IV contr.... Read More

COVID Year 2: Holiday Stress and Depression

Dec 14, 2021 at 07:08 pm by pj

  What can we do to help our patients?   By MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D. The COVID pandemic has pushed most people to reexamine their lives on some level- their.... Read More

With Overdose Deaths Surging, Advocates on the Ground Push for Over-the-Counter Naloxone

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:26 pm by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News Treatment for addiction is available. For help, call the free and confidential treatment referral hotline (1-800-662-HELP),.... Read More

Suit by Doctors, Hospitals Seeks Change in How Arbitrators Settle Surprise Billing Cases

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:20 pm by pj

  By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News  Two of the largest lobbying groups representing physicians and hospitals filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a Biden a.... Read More

Health Experts Worry CDC’s Covid Vaccination Rates Appear Inflated

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:15 pm by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  For nearly a month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s online vaccine tracker has shown that virtu.... Read More

Never Mind Toys, It’s Time to Ask Santa for Crutches and Catheters

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:09 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News  America’s hospitals, strained by nearly two years of fighting the covid-19 pandemic, are now scrounging for ba.... Read More

Post-Pandemic, What’s a Phone Call From Your Physician Worth?

Dec 14, 2021 at 06:00 pm by pj

  By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  Maybe this has happened to you recently: Your doctor telephoned to check in with you, chatting for 11 to 20 minutes, p.... Read More

Orlando Business and Medical Leaders Elected to American Lung Association Board

Dec 14, 2021 at 05:41 pm by pj

ORLANDO - The American Lung Association in Central Florida announced that five local business and medical leaders have been elected to the Local Leadership Board of Directors..... Read More

Meditation Brings Robust Immune System Activation, UF Health Researchers Find

Dec 14, 2021 at 05:28 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE — Eight days of intense meditation causes robust activation of the immune system, University of Florida researchers and their colleagues hav.... Read More

Why Medical Clearance Is Really a Preoperative Evaluation

Dec 14, 2021 at 05:24 pm by pj

By DEBRA DAVIDSON, MJ, CPHRM and DAVID L. FELDMAN, MD, MBA, FACS   The term medical clearance is subject to debate in the medical community. Depending on how the term i.... Read More

Orlando Health Welcomes Physicians to Expanding Neuroscience & Rehabilitation Institute

Dec 14, 2021 at 02:55 pm by pj

Orlando Health recently announced the addition of epileptologist Naoir Zaher, M.D., neuromuscular specialist Vahid Tohidi, M.D., Ph.D. and fellowship-trained.... Read More

FAU Study Reveals Gaps in Florida’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Dec 14, 2021 at 02:43 pm by pj

  Availability of Shots Lower in Inner-city Miami-Dade and Other Inland Areas     Early distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Florida reached the intende.... Read More

Orlando Health Celebrates Topping Out of Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute

Dec 13, 2021 at 08:46 pm by pj

Orlando Health leaders, physicians, team members, and community partners came together to celebrate a major milestone in the construction of the new orthopedic medical complex.... Read More