North Central Florida Local News

Community Health Centers Adds Bennitta Edmeade to Board of Directors

Apr 19, 2021 at 11:43 pm by pj

  Community Health Centers, Inc. elected Bennitta Edmeade, FNP-BC, to their Board of Directors. Ms. Edmeade works for AdventHealth Medical Group as a board-certified Fam.... 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

The FDA Seeks a New Way to Review Old Drugs Without Causing Prices to Soar

Apr 15, 2021 at 12:31 pm by pj

  By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News  Chuck Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska, recently experienced a swollen, painful knuckle caused by arthritis. He got a prescr.... Read More

Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules

Apr 15, 2021 at 12:27 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  The Biden administration Wednesday formally proposed the repeal of Trump-era regulations barring abortion referral.... 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

Lake Nona Collaborates with Microsoft Research for First Virtual Lake Nona Impact Forum

Apr 14, 2021 at 09:25 am by pj

  Online Event Offers Complimentary Access to One of the World’s Most Exclusive Health Innovation Forums Thursday, April 22, 2021 11 A.M. – 1:45 P.M. EASTER.... 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

Biden Seeks $400 Billion to Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look at What’s at Stake.

Apr 12, 2021 at 06:57 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News There’s widespread agreement that it’s important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain indepe.... Read More

University of Florida Health, NVIDIA Develop AI Model to Hasten Clinical Trials, Boost Medical Decision-making

Apr 12, 2021 at 04:07 pm by pj

  By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida’s academic health center — UF Health — announced.... Read More

Precision Therapeutic Targets for COVID-19

Apr 11, 2021 at 02:44 pm by pj

By Todd Taylor A new review led by a team of UF College of Medicine graduate students evaluates the efficacy of preclinical and clinical drugs that precisely target.... 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

Oviedo Medical Center Announces Bariatric Surgery Program

Apr 08, 2021 at 10:34 pm by Melissa

Oviedo Medical Center, an HCA Healthcare North Florida Division – Orlando Market hospital, recently announced the launch of its bariatric surgery program available for e.... Read More

Local HCA Healthcare Facilities To Participate In National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 24

Apr 08, 2021 at 10:33 pm by Melissa

On Sat., April 24, eight HCA Healthcare facilities will participate in the 20th Drug Take Back Day, an initiative organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to saf.... Read More

Healthcare Now: The Truth about US Healthcare 

Apr 08, 2021 at 05:33 pm by pj

 New local radio show, Healthcare Now, fills important niche     By LYNNE JETER  “In America, we’ve practiced sick care. But in th.... 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