Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Apr 15, 2021 at 04:15 pm by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 2,148,448 Total resident deaths: 34,238 Total resident hospitalizations: 87,74.... Read More

Encouraging Optimism in Patients for Better Outcomes

Apr 15, 2021 at 02:57 pm by pj

Power of positive thinking. Looking on the bright side. Find the silver lining.   By APRIL BOYKIN Many of us have heard these quotes as platitudes when we’ve bee.... Read More

A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers

Apr 14, 2021 at 12:01 pm by pj

  By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News   Federal officials announced new measures to help get fresh, new N95 masks to health care workers and expand their.... Read More

4 Things to Know About the J&J Covid Vaccine Pause

Apr 14, 2021 at 11:57 am by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Four months into the largest U.S. vaccine rollout in decades, it’s become clear that the messaging surrounding covid-1.... Read More

California Syphilis Cases Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide

Apr 14, 2021 at 11:52 am by pj

  By April Dembosky, KQED, Kaiser Health News In certain circles of San Francisco, a case of syphilis can be as common and casual as the flu, to the point wh.... Read More

Covid Spawns ‘Completely New Category’ of Organ Transplants

Apr 13, 2021 at 04:46 pm by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  In a year when covid-19 shattered the pleas of so many who prayed for miracles, a Georgia man with two new lungs.... Read More

The Gender Vaccine Gap: More Women Than Men Are Getting Covid Shots

Apr 12, 2021 at 07:02 pm by pj

  By Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News   Mary Ann Steiner drove 2½ hours from her home in the St. Louis suburb of University City to the tiny Ozar.... Read More

UF Health Introduces New Era of Cardiovascular Medicine in Central Florida

Apr 11, 2021 at 02:40 pm by pj

University of Florida Health welcomes the cardiovascular and/or thoracic surgeons of Leesburg Ocala Heart Institute as the newest members of UF Health Physicians. Drs. R..... Read More

They Tested Negative for Covid. Still, They Have Long Covid Symptoms.

Apr 11, 2021 at 02:31 pm by pj

  By Lydia Zuraw, Kaiser Health News Kristin Novotny once led an active life, with regular CrossFit workouts and football in the front yard with her children &mdas.... Read More

Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll

Apr 09, 2021 at 09:40 am by pj

  By Jessica Glenza, The Guardian, Kaiser Health News Dr. Anthony Fauci thanked America’s health care workers, who “every single day put themselves at.... Read More

12 Months of Trauma: More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died in Covid’s First Year

Apr 08, 2021 at 05:09 pm by pj

  By Jane Spencer, The Guardian and Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the first year of the pande.... Read More

What Covid Means for the Athlete’s Heart

Apr 07, 2021 at 10:13 pm by pj

  By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News For sports fans across the country, the resumption of the regular sports calendar has signaled another step toward post-p.... Read More

‘Brain Glue’ Helps Repair Circuitry in Severe TBI

Apr 06, 2021 at 03:21 pm by pj

By Charlene Betourney   Reparative hydrogel mimics the composition and mechanics of the brain   At a cost of $38 billion a year, an estimated 5.3 million people.... Read More

Backed by Millions in Public and Private Cash, Rapid Covid Tests Are Coming to Stores Near You

Apr 06, 2021 at 01:51 am by pj

  By Hannah Norman, Kaiser Health News  Scientists and lawmakers agree that over-the-counter covid tests could allow desk workers to settle back into their cu.... Read More

‘I Can Breathe Again’: Older Adults Begin to Test Freedom After Covid Vaccinations

Apr 01, 2021 at 03:29 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News With a mix of relief and caution, older adults fully vaccinated against covid-19 are moving out into the world and resuming.... Read More

Dramatic Drop in Common Viruses Raises Question: Masks Forever?

Apr 01, 2021 at 03:21 pm by pj

  By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News Masks and physical distancing are proving to have major fringe benefits, keeping people from getting.... Read More

International Research Outlines Early Outcomes on Lung Transplantation for Severe COVID-19

Apr 01, 2021 at 09:47 am by pj

  By Dorothy Hagmajer The UF Health lung transplant team has collaborated with researchers around the world to identify preliminary guidelines for successful transplant.... Read More

UF Study Debunks Belief that GLP-1 Hormone Systems in Gut, Brain Work Together to Suppress Eating

Mar 31, 2021 at 01:52 pm by pj

By Matt Splett University of Florida scientists have determined the glucagon-like peptide 1, or GLP-1, appetite-suppressing hormone systems found in the gut and brain act ind.... Read More

The Psychology of Pain

Mar 30, 2021 at 04:15 pm by pj

By DR. MARY CATHERINE SEGOTA    Pain is one of the leading reasons patients seek medical care. Estimates of chronic pain among adults range from 11.... Read More

Hundreds of UF Students to be Part of Landmark Study on COVID-19 Spread

Mar 30, 2021 at 04:11 pm by pj

By DOUG BENNETT  The University of Florida will attempt to vaccinate more than 1,000 students as part of a landmark national study to determine whether young people who.... Read More