Clinical

Mental Illness, Diseases and Substance Use Disorders Often Go Hand-in-Hand

Dec 08, 2021 at 04:47 pm by pj

By RICH JONES People with mental health issues are at high risk for substance use disorder (SUD), says a leading virtual support program designed to help individuals struggli.... Read More

Is It Time to Change the Definition of ‘Fully Vaccinated’?

Dec 08, 2021 at 11:46 am by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News As more indoor venues require proof of vaccination for entrance and with winter — as well as omicron, a new co.... Read More

UF Study Shows Artificial Intelligence’s Potential to Predict Dementia

Dec 07, 2021 at 02:29 pm by pj

By Michelle Koidin Jaffee and Todd Taylor GAINESVILLE  — New research published today shows that a form of artificial intelligence combined with MRI scans of the b.... Read More

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted the Diagnosis of New Cancers?

Dec 06, 2021 at 12:00 pm by pj

Analysis uncovers significant deficits in diagnostic procedures and subsequent new diagnoses   Restrictions in access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic caused disrup.... Read More

UF Health Researcher’s Analysis Finds New Pattern of Mutations in Omicron Variant

Dec 03, 2021 at 09:22 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida Health researcher has successfully analyzed the many mutations in the omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a c.... Read More

COVID-19 Spread Undetected in U.S., Europe Earlier Than Believed, Study Shows, Offering Lessons for Future Outbreaks

Dec 02, 2021 at 01:30 pm by pj

By JILL PEASE Local COVID-19 transmission was underway in California, New York, Florida and Texas well before the first reported U.S. case in Washington state on Jan. 20, 202.... Read More

Patients Who Recover from Severe COVID-19 Still Have Significant Risk of Death, UF Study

Dec 01, 2021 at 06:39 pm by pj

By Jill Pease GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Patients who have recovered from severe COVID-19 have more than twice the mortality risk within the year following their illness than.... Read More

Omicron and Other Coronavirus Variants: What You Need to Know

Dec 01, 2021 at 06:29 pm by pj

  By Louis Jacobson, Kaiser Health News  Americans, already weary of a pandemic nearly two years long, were dealt a new blow during the long Thanksgiving week.... Read More

Patients Went Into the Hospital for Care. After Testing Positive There for Covid, Some Never Came Out.

Nov 29, 2021 at 11:39 am by pj

  By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News They went into hospitals with heart attacks, kidney failure or in a psychiatric crisis. They left with covid-19 —.... Read More

UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus

Nov 23, 2021 at 10:18 am by pj

By Bill Levesque   The novel coronavirus is doing what viruses do — in fact, what all life does. It’s mutating and creating new variants. This is evolution.... Read More

Success of Covid Antiviral Pills Hinges on Access to Speedy and Accurate Tests

Nov 23, 2021 at 09:57 am by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  Within a few weeks, perhaps before many Americans finish decorating for the holidays, the U.S. could have access to a.... Read More

Schools, Pediatricians Look to Make Up Lost Ground on Non-Covid Vaccinations

Nov 23, 2021 at 09:46 am by pj

  By Kate Ruder, Kaiser Health News WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Melissa Blatzer was determined to get her three children caught up on their routine immunizations on.... Read More

Two Common Compounds Show Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Virus in Early Testing

Nov 22, 2021 at 08:02 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE —  A pair of over-the-counter compounds has been found in preliminary tests to inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19, University.... Read More

AMA Adopts Policy to Combat Public Health Disinformation by Health Care Professionals

Nov 15, 2021 at 09:59 pm by pj

New policy aims to address spread of rampant disinformation amid COVID-19 pandemic CHICAGO – Given the dangerous spread of public health disinformation during the.... 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

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

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

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

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