Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Aug 12, 2020 at 10:00 am by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 550,901 Total resident deaths: 8,765 Total Hospitalizations: 31,947 New resid.... Read More

Orlando Health Survey Finds Most Parents Nervous to Take Their Kids for Vaccinations Due to COVID-19

Aug 11, 2020 at 11:01 pm by pj

  Experts warn low vaccination rates can cause the next pandemic of dangerous, preventable childhood diseases    Vaccination rates in the U.S. have plummeted.... Read More

Robotic Surgery in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Aug 06, 2020 at 04:52 pm by pj

  By DR. ELISA MARIA BIANCHI   Each year in the United States about 150,00 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed and approximately 53,000 Americans will di.... Read More

America’s Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine

Aug 06, 2020 at 04:26 pm by pj

 (Lynne Shallcross/KHN illustration; Getty Images) Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News  For a world crippled by the coronavirus, salvation hinges on a vaccine. But i.... Read More

Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19

Aug 06, 2020 at 04:16 pm by pj

(Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)   By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients wit.... Read More

Research from AMA, Pew Charitable Trusts Identifies Barriers to Combatting Antibiotic Resistance in Outpatient Settings

Aug 06, 2020 at 03:52 pm by pj

  As antibiotic resistance poses a growing threat to public health across the globe, new research published from the American Medical Association (AMA) and The Pew Chari.... Read More

What Seniors Can Expect as Their New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World

Aug 04, 2020 at 02:48 pm by pj

(ilyaliren/Getty Images)   By Bruce Horovitz, Kaiser Health News Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is rout.... Read More

What are Your Patients Thinking? Avoiding Care During the Pandemic Could Mean Life or Death

Aug 04, 2020 at 02:44 pm by pj

(Thomas Barwick/Getty Images)   By John M. Glionna, Kaiser Health News These days, Los Angeles acting teacher Deryn Warren balances her pain with her fear. She&rs.... Read More

Fauci Unfazed as Scientists Rely on Unproven Methods to Create COVID Vaccines

Aug 03, 2020 at 02:13 pm by pj

(Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images)   By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  With millions of lives on the line, researchers have been working at an un.... Read More

Groundbreaking Technology Allows ‘Dead’ Hearts to be Transplanted; Gives Hope to Nation’s Organ Shortage

Aug 01, 2020 at 10:02 pm by pj

  AdventHealth Transplant Institute is the first in Florida to use technology that will greatly expand the donor pool for those needing a transplant.     Th.... Read More

The Color of COVID: Will Vaccine Trials Reflect America’s Diversity?

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:43 pm by pj

 (Lynne Shallcross/KHN illustration; Getty Images)   By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News When U.S. scientists launch the first large-scale clinical trials f.... Read More

Patient-Centered Wound Care

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:09 pm by pj

  By DR. NILMA ELIAS SANTIAGO   Ask a patient with a chronic wound how they feel about it and they will tell you the emotional, psychological, financial, and phys.... Read More

Online Giving Platform SendThanksNow Launches “Summer of Thanks” Campaign

Jul 24, 2020 at 12:41 pm by pj Continues to Inspire Giving Back to Healthcare Workers   Created to inspire people to send gratitude and honor healthcare workers across the c.... Read More

As Long Waits for Results Render COVID Tests ‘Useless,’ States Seek Workarounds

Jul 23, 2020 at 03:11 pm by pj

(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)   By Matt Volz and Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  States frustrated by private laboratories&rsq.... Read More

Essential and in Danger: Coronavirus Sickens, Kills Public Health Workers

Jul 23, 2020 at 03:06 pm by pj

 (Courtesy of Roland Mack)   By Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News As a veteran public health worker, Chantee Mack knew the coronavirus could kill. She already.... Read More

Administration Announces New Resources to Protect Nursing Home Residents Against COVID-19 

Jul 23, 2020 at 12:23 am by pj

  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced new initiatives designed to protect nursing home residents from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)..... Read More

NIH Project Homes In on COVID Racial Disparities

Jul 21, 2020 at 01:26 pm by pj

(Nadzeya_Dzivakova/Getty Images) By Ashley Gold, Kaiser Health News While the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Hispanic Americans is no secret, federa.... Read More

Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Fly Free as Health Departments Focus on Coronavirus

Jul 21, 2020 at 01:05 pm by pj

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)   By Anna Maria Barry-Jester and Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News Bug spray, swollen welts, citronella. It’s mosquito seaso.... Read More

Preventing Osteoporotic Fractures and Preserving Independence

Jul 21, 2020 at 11:44 am by pj

By MATTHEW A. SHLAPACK, MD   Osteoporosis is unfortunately an extremely common disease affecting 10.2 million Americans and resulting in 2 million fractures each year i.... Read More

AMA Report Shows 37 Percent Decline in Opioid Prescribing But an Evolving and Deadlier Overdose Epidemic

Jul 21, 2020 at 11:28 am by pj

  AMA cites need to remove barriers to evidence-based care for patients with pain or a substance use disorder The American Medical Association’s Opioid Task Force.... Read More