North Central Florida Local News

‘What the Health?’: Kamala Harris on Health

Aug 13, 2020 at 01:26 pm by pj

      California Sen. Kamala Harris, the newly named running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, doesn’t have a lot of ba.... Read More

Minority Students Analyze COVID Data on Racial Disparities

Aug 13, 2020 at 01:21 pm by pj

  By Esther Landhuis, Kaiser Health News As the coronavirus swept into Detroit this spring, Wayne State University junior Skye Taylor noticed something striking. O.... Read More

Primary Care Doctors Look at Payment Overhaul After Pandemic Disruption

Aug 13, 2020 at 01:18 pm by pj

  By Steven Findlay, Kaiser Health News For Dr. Gabe Charbonneau, a primary care doctor in Stevensville, Montana, the coronavirus pandemic is an existential threat.... Read More

Nurses and Doctors Sick With COVID Feel Pressured to Get Back to Work

Aug 13, 2020 at 01:06 pm by pj

By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News The first call in early April was from the testing center, informing the nurse she was positive for COVID-19 and should quaran.... Read More

Orlando Health Introduces New Robotic-Assisted Lung Biopsy Technology

Aug 13, 2020 at 10:19 am by pj

  New Robot Helps Diagnose Lung Cancer Earlier   Patients at Orlando Health are the first in central Florida to have access to exciting, new technology in the fig.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Aug 13, 2020 at 10:00 am by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 557,137 Total resident deaths: 8,913 Total Hospitalizations: 32,537 New resid.... Read More

CMS Proposes Updates to Coverage Policy for Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

Aug 13, 2020 at 12:45 am by pj

   Proposal provides enhanced patient-centered access to Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices for Medicare beneficiaries Today the Centers for Medicare.... Read More

Nursing Homes See Spike in New COVID Cases Due to Community Spread

Aug 13, 2020 at 12:15 am by pj

Industry leaders call on public health officials to send resources to long term care facilities and on Congress to provide additional funding in next COVID legislation  .... Read More

Fine-Tune Prior Auth Now: Get Ahead of the Elective Procedure Rush

Aug 12, 2020 at 11:09 pm by pj

  By MARCIA LEIGHTON    In a pre-COVID-19 world, prior authorizations were a top concern of CFOs as a major source of claims&nb.... Read More

Nemours Children’s Health System Welcomes Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Gian Rossi

Aug 12, 2020 at 10:04 pm by pj

  Dr. Rossi to see patients at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in Lakeland   Nemours Children’s Health System welcomes Gian Rossi, D.O, to the Divi.... Read More

Innovation in a Pandemic: Using Your Parking Lot as a Waiting Area

Aug 12, 2020 at 07:06 pm by pj

  Sponsored  If nothing else, today’s challenges have brought innovation to the small business world. Simple processes have turned into monumental challenges.... 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

COVID-19 Demands Correspond with Uptick in Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals

Aug 11, 2020 at 04:59 pm by pj

  By BECKY GILLETTE Burnout among nursing professionals was an issue long before the coronavirus disease 2019 hit the U.S. beginning in March putting nurses on the fron.... Read More

HIPAA Security Rule: Even More Crucial

Aug 11, 2020 at 02:28 pm by pj

By S. LAMAR BARNETT, MS I shook my head as I carried the second of two clinic desktops to my car. I would never return to Dr. Langston's (named changed) office, closed perma.... Read More

The Orsini Way Launches Virtual Learning Modules to Help Medical Professionals Improve Communication During Pandemic

Aug 11, 2020 at 02:24 pm by pj

  The physician-led communication training program is now available through a virtual-only experience as health care organizations adapt to the changing environment surr.... Read More

Notes from a Frustrated Publisher

Aug 11, 2020 at 01:30 pm by pj

Perspective from a Registered Independent…   I am FRUSTRATED! Frustrated by Local, State & Federal governments across this great nation! Mask mandates and co.... Read More

Pandemic Hampers Reopening of Joint Replacement Gold Mine

Aug 11, 2020 at 10:57 am by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN photo illustration; Wikimedia Commons) By Bernard J. Wolfson Kaiser Health News Dr. Ira Weintraub, a recently retired orthopedic surgeon who now wo.... Read More

Test Sites Quickly Attract Thousands for COVID-19 Vaccine Study

Aug 11, 2020 at 10:53 am by pj

(Getty Images)   By Phil Galewitz and JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Dr. Eric Coe jumped at the chance to help test a COVID-19 vaccine. At his urgin.... Read More

Public Health Officials Are Quitting or Getting Fired in Throes of Pandemic

Aug 11, 2020 at 10:48 am by pj

By Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press and Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News   Vilified, threatened with violence or in some cases suffering from bu.... Read More

Sam Atallah, MD, Adds Another Practice Location

Aug 07, 2020 at 03:25 pm by pj

  Sam Atallah, MD, can now add Winter Park to one of his prominent locations. Dr. Atallah will start seeing patients at Urology Center of Winter Park located at 315 No.... Read More