North Central Florida Local News

UF Health Shands Notifies Patients of Privacy Breach

May 07, 2021 at 03:41 pm by pj

  University of Florida Health Shands officials have notified 1,562 individuals affected by a privacy incident involving a former employee who accessed medical records o.... Read More

100,000 US Indian Physicians Combining Efforts to Support Oxygen-Crisis in India

May 07, 2021 at 09:24 am by pj

Orlando - India has been hit with a devastating second wave of COVID 19, creating an unprecedented crisis for India and the Indian people. Oxygen, a basic need for human life,.... Read More

Unique Behavioral Health Program Established in Lake Mary

May 06, 2021 at 08:10 pm by pj

Mental Health Intervention Group formed with holistic approach to care  Often, when police are called out to respond to someone in a mental health crisis, it’s som.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

May 06, 2021 at 05:15 pm by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 2,258,433 Total resident deaths: 35,549 Total resident hospitalizations: 91,65.... Read More

Telemedicine Is a Tool, Not a Replacement for Doctor’s Touch

May 06, 2021 at 12:54 pm by pj

  By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News Earlier in the pandemic it was vital to see doctors over platforms like Zoom or FaceTime when in-person appointments p.... Read More

Hit by Higher Prices for Gear, Doctors and Dentists Want Insurers to Pay

May 05, 2021 at 01:40 pm by pj

By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News Treating patients has become more expensive during the pandemic, and doctors and dentists don’t want to be on the hook for all.... Read More

AMA Analysis Shows Most Physicians Work Outside of Private Practice

May 05, 2021 at 11:46 am by pj

The majority of patient care physicians worked outside of physician-owned medical practices in 2020, according to a newly released biennial analysis of physicia.... Read More

UF Health First to Place Kidney-assist Device to Help Patients with Congestive Heart Failure

May 05, 2021 at 12:51 am by pj

By Bill Levesque University of Florida Health researchers recently became the first to temporarily implant a new device in a patient with congestive heart failure, a procedur.... Read More

A Primary Care Physician for Every American, Science Panel Urges

May 05, 2021 at 12:15 am by pj

  By Noam N. Levey, Kaiser Health News The federal government must aggressively bolster primary care and connect more Americans with a dedicated source of care, th.... Read More

Covid Doesn’t Discriminate by Age: Serious Cases on the Rise in Younger Adults

May 05, 2021 at 12:04 am by pj

  By Will Stone, Kaiser Health News   After spending much of the past year tending to elderly patients, doctors are seeing a clear demographic shift: you.... Read More

Detecting Rare Blood Clots Was a Win, But US Vaccine Safety System Still Has Gaps

May 04, 2021 at 11:56 pm by pj

  JBy JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  The quick detection of an ultra-rare blood clotting reaction in some covid-19 vaccine recipients showed the power of.... Read More

Mental Health Services Wane as Insurers Appear to Skirt Parity Rules During Pandemic

May 04, 2021 at 11:51 pm by pj

  By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News Therapists and other behavioral health care providers cut hours, reduced staffs and turned away patients during the pand.... Read More

AMA Announces Update to COVID-19 Vaccine CPT Codes

May 04, 2021 at 01:15 pm by pj

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set has been updated by the CPT Editorial Panel t.... Read More

Orlando-based Healthcare Technology Company Makes an Even Bigger Impact After Vocera Acquisition

May 03, 2021 at 11:23 am by pj

  When COVID-19 restricted visitors at hospitals across the country, Vocera Ease helped loved ones go inside.   Anyone who has e.... Read More

Orlando Health Acquires FHV Health  

May 03, 2021 at 10:04 am by pj

  The hospital system expands its presence to Sumter and Marion Counties    Effective April 12, 2021, Orlando Health c.... Read More

DOH-Marion Issues Rabies Alert After Cat in Zuber-Area Tests Positive

May 01, 2021 at 11:36 pm by pj

OCALA — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert after a cat in the Zuber area tested positive for rabies. People who live or wor.... Read More

Shepherd’s Hope to Host a Live, Virtual Panel Discussion on the State of Access to Healthcare in Central Florida

Apr 30, 2021 at 05:21 pm by pj

As our community begins to rebound from the pandemic and economic downturn, practical solutions are needed to help the increased number of people who lack healthcare insurance.... Read More

No Patient Asks to Be Stuck More than Once - B. Braun Unveils Data-Driven Program to Improve Patients’ Experience with IV Therapies

Apr 30, 2021 at 12:37 am by pj

  New Peripheral Advantage® Program Delivers Skills and Assets That Empower Nurses to Improve Patient Outcomes with First-Stick Success B. Braun Medical Inc. (.... Read More

COVID-19 and Telehealth: Issues for Florida Providers on the Horizon and Beyond

Apr 29, 2021 at 05:11 pm by pj

By ADAM J. FULGINITI, ESQ., MARY KATE MCGRATH, ESQ., AND CHANEL A. MOSLEY, ESQ.     It is no secret that 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic brought fundament.... Read More

Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to Covid ‘Long Haulers,’ Raising Addiction Fears

Apr 29, 2021 at 12:25 am by pj

  By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  Covid survivors are at risk from a separate epidemic of opioid addiction, given the high rate of painkillers being prescri.... Read More