North Central Florida Local News

AdventHealth Encourages Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Positive Diagnosis with Mild Symptoms

Jul 23, 2021 at 05:25 am by pj

  The treatment lessens the severity of the disease and reduces hospitalizations due to the virus.   Ocala - As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread,.... Read More

Vaccines: Your Best Weapon in Fighting the Spread of COVID-19

Jul 22, 2021 at 06:33 pm by Erin R

Jeffrey Stalnaker, MD    We are experiencing a surge in COVID-19. You have likely heard reports of the dramatic increase in cases around the world. It threate.... Read More

AdventHealth to Defer Scheduling New Elective Surgeries with Overnight Stays, Require Masks in All Areas and Limit Visitors

Jul 22, 2021 at 12:26 pm by pj

  AdventHealth doctors say surge driven by Delta and nearly all hospitalized patients are unvaccinated   AdventHealth returned to “yellow” status in r.... Read More

American Hospital Association Urging Vaccinations for All Healthcare Workers

Jul 22, 2021 at 09:35 am by pj

America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to protecting the health and well-being of health care personnel and the patients and communities that they serve. T.... Read More

WeCare tlc Announces Dr. Angelina Szuch as Chief of Clinical Services

Jul 21, 2021 at 05:03 pm by pj

    Dr. Szuch brings 10 years’ experience in healthcare leadership, specializes in preventive care   LAKE MARY  &ndash.... Read More

Though Millions Are at Risk for Diabetes, Medicare Struggles to Expand Prevention Program

Jul 21, 2021 at 04:42 pm by pj

  By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News  Damon Diessner tried for years to slim down from his weight of more than 400 pounds, partly because his size embarrasse.... Read More

Analysis: Necessary or Not, Covid Booster Shots Are Probably on the Horizon

Jul 21, 2021 at 04:33 pm by pj

  By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News The drugmaker Pfizer recently announced that vaccinated people are likely to need a booster shot to be effectively pro.... Read More

DOH-Marion Announces Additional Upcoming Covid-19 Vaccination Dates, Locations

Jul 20, 2021 at 04:54 pm by pj

OCALA, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be holding additional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the weeks ahead. Newly scheduled vaccinati.... Read More

Cyber-Mayhem 2021: Zero-trust and The Way Forward

Jul 20, 2021 at 03:21 pm by pj

 Healthcare is the industry most susceptible to ransomware   By JAMES GENTRY As we reach the halfway point of 2021 and look back over the last 18 months, I think.... Read More

Florida COVID-19 Vaccination Rates not Enough to Protect Most Vulnerable

Jul 20, 2021 at 03:14 pm by pj

Communities of color especially hard hit   By JANELLE HOM Widespread vaccination against COVID-19 is needed in every community to ensure an end to the pandemic, especi.... Read More

M&A/PE Activity in Healthcare: Robust Markets from 2021 Onward

Jul 20, 2021 at 02:18 pm by pj

By BERT ORLOV and AYESHA MEDINA   As consultants in health care/PE, we foresee a dramatic upturn in activity in 2021 and beyond for provider acquisitions (e.g., hospita.... Read More

Can Your Staff Access All Your Business Information?

Jul 20, 2021 at 02:07 pm by pj

By BRIAN AWSUMB   Running a medical practice involves many time-consuming and strenuous considerations, from achieving quality patient care to facilitating a culture of.... Read More

Is IT Getting in the Way of Your Team’s Productivity?

Jul 20, 2021 at 02:04 pm by pj

By ALEXIS PARKER   One of the main objectives of any workplace is to be as efficient and productive as possible. Afterall, the more productive a team can be, the more p.... Read More

Your Building Might Be Making You Sick

Jul 20, 2021 at 01:52 pm by pj

   “Buildings can act as a tool to fight infectious disease, or work against us!”… Joseph Allen   By KEITH W. THOMAS Healthcare prof.... Read More

Clermont CBOC Moves to Brand New Clinic

Jul 20, 2021 at 10:41 am by pj

The new Clermont Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) has moved approximately three miles from the previous location (New address: 3200 Citrus Tower Blvd., Clermont, FL 34.... Read More

Dying Patients With Rare Diseases Struggle to Get Experimental Therapies

Jul 20, 2021 at 09:22 am by pj

   By Christina Bennett, Kaiser Health News   At 15, Autumn Fuernisen is dying. She was diagnosed at age 11 with a rare degenerative brain disorde.... Read More

Hospital ‘Trauma Centers’ Charging Enormous Fees to Treat Minor Injuries

Jul 20, 2021 at 04:11 am by pj

  By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News  The care was ordinary. A hospital in Modesto, California, treated a 30-year-old man for shoulder and back pain after a c.... Read More

Avoiding Inventory Mistakes: Tips for Medical Professionals   

Jul 20, 2021 at 03:52 am by pj

  Your patient is your top priority, but as a medical professional, don’t forget the critical role inventory plays in your organization’s success. Pharmaceut.... Read More

Study: Cannabis is not a Gateway Drug

Jul 18, 2021 at 03:15 pm by pj

By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON      For decades, prohibitionists have lived and died by the claim that cannabis is a “gateway” drug that will lead p.... Read More

Central Florida and Statewide Weekly COVID-19 Cases Update

Jul 17, 2021 at 06:00 pm by pj

  Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Weekly Statistics    Total cases: 2,406,809 Total resident deaths: 38,388 New cases reported last week: 4.... Read More