North Central Florida Local News

Big Investors Push Nursing Homes to Upgrade Care and Working Conditions

Apr 29, 2021 at 12:20 am by pj

  By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News Nursing homes and long-term care facilities, where 182,000 Americans perished during the covid pandemic, have taken heat from.... Read More

A Novel Therapy to Combat Post-COVID Syndrome and Heart Failure Symptoms

Apr 28, 2021 at 11:04 am by pj

By KEVIN RYAN, MS, CCDS, CVRx Business Manager, Florida Gulf Coast  As the COVID-19 crisis continues, many who contracted the virus are experiencing lasting ef.... Read More

CMS Proposal to Enhance Medical Workforce in Rural and Underserved Communities on COVID-19

Apr 27, 2021 at 08:32 pm by pj

  Proposed rule would require hospitals to report vaccination rates among healthcare staff The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule.... Read More

Orlando Health Hospitals Named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® List

Apr 27, 2021 at 04:02 pm by pj

Multiple Orlando Health hospitals have been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® list. Orlando Health South Lake was named in the medium community hos.... Read More

Want Better Medication Adherence? Make Accessibility and Service a Priority

Apr 27, 2021 at 12:26 am by pj

By MARK METROVICH   For physicians, ensuring that patients are taking their medication is a vital step to better and healthier outcomes. Ensuring that patients follow t.... Read More

How to Protect Legacy Hospital Systems and Patient Data from Cyberthreats

Apr 27, 2021 at 12:21 am by pj

  By HEATHER ANNOLINO   Cyber assaults on healthcare organizations are intensifying at a time when resources and staffing are stretched thin by the pandemic, unde.... Read More

Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

Apr 27, 2021 at 12:17 am by pj

  By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  Just as other industries are rolling back some consumer-friendly changes made early in the pandemic — think empt.... Read More

Paper Outlines Path to Heart Regeneration After Cardiac Injury

Apr 26, 2021 at 07:03 pm by pj

Alachua — Cardiovascular disease kills more than 650,000 Americans annually.(1) Those who survive myocardial infarction remain at risk of death because th.... Read More

Chronic Pain and Other Life Experiences May Contribute to Brain Matter Loss

Apr 26, 2021 at 06:31 pm by pj

By Jill PeaseA new University of Florida study of non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic white adults links chronic knee pain and key demographic factors to differences in areas.... Read More

FDA and CDC Lift Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use

Apr 23, 2021 at 07:40 pm by pj

Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S..... Read More

Florida Dermatologists Elected President, Vice-President of American Academy of Dermatology

Apr 22, 2021 at 04:15 pm by pj

Two Florida dermatologists will be serving as president and vice-president of the American Academy of Dermatology beginning March 2023. The American Academy of Dermatology ha.... Read More

New AMA Resources Aid Physicians on Information Blocking Rule

Apr 22, 2021 at 03:09 pm by pj

CHICAGO - The American Medical Association (AMA) now offers newly developed online educational resources to help physicians navigate the complex federal regulation aimed at en.... Read More

Doctors Scramble to Understand Long Covid, but Causes and Prognosis Are Elusive

Apr 22, 2021 at 03:04 pm by pj

  By Michelle Andrews and Lydia Zuraw, Kaiser Health News  One night in March 2020, Joy Wu felt like her heart was going to explode. She tried to ge.... Read More

Strides Against HIV/AIDS Falter, Especially in the South, as Nation Battles Covid

Apr 22, 2021 at 02:54 pm by pj

  By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News  Facing a yearlong siege from the coronavirus, the defenses in another, older war are faltering. For the last two decad.... Read More

Censorship or Misinformation? DeSantis and YouTube Spar Over Covid Roundtable Takedown

Apr 22, 2021 at 02:49 pm by pj

  Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News In early April, YouTube took down a video featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a group of controversial scientists at a March 1.... Read More

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Doubles the Number of Potential Lives Saved 

Apr 20, 2021 at 11:07 am by pj

  By JANELLE HOM, TAREK MEKHAIL, MD   Thousands more people are now eligible to receive life-saving lung cancer screening. This is thanks to the U.S. Preventive S.... Read More

From Rotten Teeth to Advanced Cancer, Patients Feel the Effects of Treatment Delays

Apr 20, 2021 at 10:31 am by pj

  By Bruce Alpert, Kaiser Health News With medical visits picking up again among patients vaccinated against covid-19, health providers are starting to see the con.... Read More

Humana Health Plan in Florida Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million, Federal Audit Finds

Apr 20, 2021 at 01:16 am by pj

  By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News A Humana Inc. health plan for seniors in Florida improperly collected nearly $200 million in 2015 by overstating how sick som.... Read More

The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

Apr 20, 2021 at 01:03 am by pj

  By Steven Findlay, Kaiser Health News Robin Hauser, a pediatrician in Tampa, Florida, got covid in February. What separates her from the vast majority of the ten.... Read More

Mysterious Ailment, Mysterious Relief: Vaccines Help Some Covid Long Haulers

Apr 20, 2021 at 12:55 am by pj

  By Will Stone, Kaiser Health News An estimated 10% to 30% of people who get covid-19 suffer from lingering symptoms of the disease, or what&r.... Read More