Clinical

Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute Adds Nationally Recognized Cardiothoracic Surgeons to Team

Oct 21, 2021 at 06:25 pm by pj

Paul Massimiano, MD, and Anthony Rongione, MD, add expertise and experience to bring new and innovative treatment options for valve disease and heart failure.   Orlando.... Read More

Physician Opinion: The Unvaccinated Are Looking Smarter Every Week 

Oct 20, 2021 at 07:31 pm by pj

By Thomas T. Siler, M.D.  Article originally published in American Thinker There is a massive propaganda push against those choosing not to vaccinate against COVID.... Read More

Scientists Search for Cause of Mysterious Covid-Related Inflammation in Children

Oct 20, 2021 at 05:29 pm by pj

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Like most other kids with covid, Dante and Michael DeMaino seemed to have no serious symptoms. Infected in mid-February, both los.... Read More

They Treat Me Like I’m Old and Stupid: Seniors Decry Health Providers’ Age Bias

Oct 20, 2021 at 05:10 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Joanne Whitney, 84, a retired associate clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of California-San Francisco, often.... Read More

A Labor of Love: The Unseen Struggle of Grandparent Caregivers

Oct 20, 2021 at 03:40 pm by pj

Larry Cooper, MSW, LCSW   Life doesn’t always follow a direct path; instead, we face detours and other obstacles along the journey. For thousands of Central Flori.... Read More

Difficult Conversations During a Pandemic

Oct 18, 2021 at 09:56 pm by pj

By ELIZABETH GALFO, MD   As providers, we continuously communicate with our patients and families. We listen to their medical histories, ask them to open wide, say aaah.... Read More

FDA Approves Verzenio® as the First and Only CDK4/6 Inhibitor for Some with High Risk Early Breast Cancer

Oct 14, 2021 at 12:38 pm by pj

    Adding Verzenio to endocrine therapy demonstrated a significant and clinically meaningful reduction in the risk of recurrence in patients with HR+ HER2-, nod.... Read More

Vaccine Hesitancy, the Psychology Behind the Confusion

Oct 13, 2021 at 05:36 pm by pj

By MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D   Today 56.3 percent of adults in Florida have received the full COVID vaccine, and 66 percent have received one dose (OurWorldInData.or.... Read More

Is the mental health taboo finally breaking?

Oct 10, 2021 at 01:50 am by pj

  An AdventHealth survey shows more people are practicing mindfulness and talking about it, but are not always honest with doctors about mental health concerns.  .... Read More

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

Oct 10, 2021 at 01:01 am by pj

By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News  Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a University of California-Irvine psychiatry professor, felt he didn’t need to be vaccinated against.... Read More

What Physicians Need to Know about Engaged Aftercare Treatment

Oct 05, 2021 at 01:24 pm by pj

Rich Jones, MA, MBA, LCAS, SAP   Early dropout from drug treatment continues to be a widespread problem, limiting overall treatment effectiveness, increasing the li.... Read More

Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

Oct 05, 2021 at 10:07 am by pj

By Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News Rural Americans are dying of covid at more than twice the rate of their urban counterparts — a divide that health experts say.... Read More

A Daily Pill to Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say

Sep 28, 2021 at 02:00 pm by pj

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Within a day of testing positive for covid-19 in June, Miranda Kelly was sick enough to be scared. At 44, with diabetes and high blo.... Read More

Study: Cannabis Patients See Improvement in Pain Management, PTSD, and Sleep

Sep 24, 2021 at 01:00 pm by pj

  By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON   A new study involving patients, mostly over 50 years old, shows improvements in the symptoms caused by chronic pain, post-traumatic st.... Read More

Will ‘Dr. Disinformation’ Ever Face the Music?

Sep 22, 2021 at 06:43 am by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News   Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that covid-19 “was a planned operation” and sh.... Read More

Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Sep 22, 2021 at 06:33 am by pj

  By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  Eighteen months into the covid-19 pandemic, with the delta variant fueling a massive resurgence of disease, many hospitals.... Read More

UF Health Allergist Says No Reason Past Allergies Should Dissuade People from COVID-19 Vaccination

Sep 21, 2021 at 10:37 pm by pj

By Bill Levesque Getting a vaccination against COVID-19 makes sense for just about everybody. Vaccines remain highly effective in preventing infection, severe disease and hos.... Read More

Sharp Decreases in Opioid Prescribing and Increases in Drug-Related Overdose and Death

Sep 21, 2021 at 12:51 pm by pj

  The American Medical Association (AMA) has issued a report showing a 44.4 percent decrease in opioid prescribing nationwide in the past decade. At the same t.... Read More

Level with Yourself – Are You Judging Things Clearly?

Sep 19, 2021 at 09:54 pm by Erin R

September marks Suicide Prevention Month, and Health First’s Behavioral Wellness says preventing a tragedy starts with a conversation. ‘Talking about suicide does.... Read More

We’re Still in This Together: Resources to Help Identify a Mental Health Crisis 

Sep 15, 2021 at 06:55 pm by pj

  By REBECCA LEININGER    In 2021, it feels a lot like we’re trying to put together the pieces of what used to be “normal” &.... Read More