North Central Florida Local News

No-Cancel Culture: How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session

May 25, 2021 at 11:53 am by pj

By Eric Berger, Kaiser Health News When the covid-19 pandemic forced behavioral health providers to stop seeing patients in person and instead hold therapy sessions remo.... Read More

One State, Colorado, Will Pay Hospitals to Close Expensive Free-Standing ERs

May 25, 2021 at 11:46 am by pj

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay.... Read More

As Pandemic Eases, Many Seniors Have Lost Strength, May Need Rehabilitative Services

May 25, 2021 at 11:39 am by pj

By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News   Ronald Lundquist, 87, has been active all his life. So, he wasn’t prepared for what happened when he stopped goi.... Read More

AdventHealth and Sema4 Launch Data-driven Precision Medicine Program to Optimize Patient Care and Outcomes

May 25, 2021 at 11:06 am by pj

  Expanding their investment in precision medicine, AdventHealth is leveraging Sema4’s health intelligence platform to enable a range of clinical and research init.... Read More

AdventHealth Launches Exclusive Pediatric Cardiology Services in Marion County

May 25, 2021 at 12:17 am by pj

  Ocala - AdventHealth Ocala is the only hospital in Marion County providing specialized pediatric cardiology services, helping families receive exceptional heart care c.... Read More

Stark Racial Disparities Persist in Vaccinations, State-Level CDC Data Shows

May 20, 2021 at 12:40 pm by pj

  By Hannah Recht and Rachana Pradhan and Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News   Black Americans’ covid-19 vaccination rates are still.... Read More

Innovative Healthcare Finance Company Relocates Headquarters to Florida

May 20, 2021 at 12:11 pm by pj

  Care Cap Plus offers compassionate and responsible financing model to make medical care affordable to more consumers, while helping providers grow their practices .... Read More

Racism Derails Black Men’s Health, Even as Education Levels Rise

May 20, 2021 at 12:27 am by pj

  By Virginia Anderson, Kaiser Health News More education typically leads to better health, yet Black men in the U.S. are not getting the same benefit as other gro.... Read More

To the Bat Cave: In Search of Covid’s Origins, Scientists Reignite Polarizing Debate on Wuhan ‘Lab Leak’

May 20, 2021 at 12:06 am by pj

  By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News Once dismissed as a conspiracy theory, the idea that the covid virus escaped from a Chinese lab is gaining high-profile atten.... Read More

Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Cite Negative Interactions with Providers as Significant Barrier to Care

May 19, 2021 at 11:49 pm by pj

By Jill Pease Experts recommend the use of continuous glucose monitors as the gold standard for managing Type 1 diabetes. Yet many adult patients, particularly those with low.... Read More

Loyola University Chicago Researchers Identify Novel Approach to Repair the Human Heart

May 19, 2021 at 09:38 pm by pj

  Study Published in Nature Communications Seeks to Improve Care and Recovery in Heart Failure Survivors      A team of scientists from L.... Read More

DispatchHealth Partners with AdventHealth to Deliver In-home Medical Care

May 18, 2021 at 07:22 pm by pj

  Partnership offers new way for patients to receive acute care in select cities across Florida and Kansas DispatchHealth, a provider of in-home medical care, today ann.... Read More

What Does Approval of the Pfizer Vaccine for Teens and Preteens Mean for My Child?

May 18, 2021 at 11:06 am by pj

  By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News    Q: The federal government approved the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds. What does this mean.... Read More

Latinos Are the Most Eager to Get Vaccinated Survey Shows

May 18, 2021 at 10:59 am by pj

  By Anna Almendrala, Kaiser Health News   Hispanics who have yet to receive a covid shot are about twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites or Blacks to say t.... Read More

Health Alert Issued for Blue Green Algal Bloom

May 17, 2021 at 11:57 am by pj

  OCALA —The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii and Bot.... Read More

Doctors Now Must Provide Patients Their Health Data, Online and On Demand

May 17, 2021 at 11:26 am by pj

  By Sarah Kwon, Kaiser Health News  Last summer, Anna Ramsey suffered a flare-up of juvenile dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune condition, posing a terrifyin.... Read More

Citing Lack of Progress, Physicians Call on Congress to Address Prior Authorization Reform

May 14, 2021 at 10:24 am by pj

  AMA survey release coincides with introduction of Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act            .... Read More

UF Health, OneFlorida Join Trial to See if Statins Can Help Older Adults Prevent Heart Disease, Dementia

May 13, 2021 at 10:48 pm by pj

By Diana Tonnessen Can taking a statin a day keep heart disease and dementia away in seniors ages 75 and older? Researchers at University of Florida Health and the.... Read More

Biden Boasts About Equitable Senior Vaccination Rate by Race Without Data to Back It Up

May 12, 2021 at 08:34 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News   “There’s virtually no difference between white, Black, Hispanic, Asian American,” referring to v.... Read More

Motivational Interviewing: Skills to Help Improve Patient Compliance

May 11, 2021 at 10:26 pm by pj

  By APRIL BOYKIN, MSW, LCSW and MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D.   One of the most challenging aspects of working in the medical field is dealing with patients who.... Read More