AMA Announces CPT Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

May 19, 2022 at 02:03 pm by pj

Provisional codes assigned to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for young childrenThe American Medical Association (AMA) today announced an editorial update to Current Procedural.... Read More

Why So Slow? Legislators Take on Insurers’ Delays in Approving Prescribed Treatments

May 18, 2022 at 07:38 pm by pj

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Andrew Bade, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes nearly two decades ago, is accustomed to all the medical gear he needs to kee.... Read More

As Red Cross Moves to Pricey Blood Treatment Method, Hospitals Call for More Choice

May 18, 2022 at 07:32 pm by pj

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Americans generally don’t spend much time thinking about the nation’s blood supply. That’s mainly because the col.... Read More

States Have Yet to Spend Hundreds of Millions of Federal Dollars to Tackle Covid Health Disparities

May 18, 2022 at 07:28 pm by pj

By Phil Galewitz and Lauren Weber and Sam Whitehead, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration in March 2021 announced it was investing $2.25 billi.... Read More

FDA Expands Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID Booster for Children 5 through 11 Years

May 17, 2022 at 11:17 am by pj

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster do.... Read More

Physician Spotlight: Scott A. Zenoni, MD

May 16, 2022 at 03:15 pm by pj

   “In Other Words”…We Can Curb Pedestrian Traffic Injuries: Be Seen, Be Safe  Our Physician Spotlight this month features Scott A. Zenoni,.... Read More

HCA Healthcare Recognizes 57 HCA Florida Healthcare Nursing Units for Nursing Excellence

May 16, 2022 at 11:50 am by pj

Nursing Units Across the State Received 2022 HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction Awards from One of the Nation’s Leading Providers of Healthcare Services HCA Florida Hea.... Read More

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It? The Government Won’t Say

May 15, 2022 at 02:01 pm by pj

By Hannah Recht, Kaiser Health News As the nation largely abandons mask mandates, physical distancing, and other covid-19 prevention strategies, elected officials and he.... Read More

Why Won’t More Older Americans Get Their Covid Booster?

May 15, 2022 at 01:49 pm by pj

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Even as top U.S. health officials say it’s time America learns to live with the coronavirus, a chorus of leading researchers say f.... Read More

No Prison Time for Tennessee Nurse Convicted of Fatal Drug Error

May 14, 2022 at 11:54 pm by pj

By Brett Kelman, Kaiser Health News  RaDonda Vaught, a former Tennessee nurse convicted of two felonies for a fatal drug error, whose trial became a rally.... Read More

Destigmatizing and Demystifying Testing Tools to Fight the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic

May 14, 2022 at 01:00 am by pj

Our country and community are in crisis. As of January 2020, 49 U.S. states have reported fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills, with deaths attributed to such pills in 38 states..... Read More

Orlando Physician Assistant Earns National Scholarship Dedicated to Reducing Health Disparities and Diversifying Workforce

May 14, 2022 at 12:02 am by pj

 Health Equity Achieved Through Lifestyle Medicine (HEAL) scholarships support a diverse health care workforce committed to improving health equity.   The America.... Read More

Orlando Health Hospitals Excel at Patient Safety and Quality

May 13, 2022 at 11:55 pm by pj

Excellence recognized by national patient safety and quality organization Orlando – Orlando Health hospitals have been recognized for their excellence in keeping patien.... Read More

Center Creating Lab-on-a-chip Technology for Medical Tests Wins $6.6 million in Continued NIH Funding

May 13, 2022 at 11:51 pm by pj

LAWRENCE — A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke and COVID-19 re.... Read More

UF Scripps Researcher’s Drug-discovery Method Shows Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

May 13, 2022 at 11:47 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF Scripps Biomedical Research scientist Matthew Disney, Ph.D. has found yet another groundbreaking approach to.... Read More

UF Study: Post-COVID Mortality Risk may be Caused by Effects of High Inflammation During Illness

May 13, 2022 at 06:55 pm by pj

By Jill Pease A University of Florida study sheds new light on the reason people who recover from a bout of severe COVID-19 are still at increased risk for death in the year.... Read More

Orlando VA Health Director, Mr. Timothy J. Cooke Receives the 2021 Presidential Rank Award

May 13, 2022 at 06:48 pm by pj

Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS) Director, Mr. Timothy J. Cooke has been presented with the 2021 Presidential Rank Award which recognizes a select group o.... Read More

Viva L’Opera! | 2021-22 Season Celebration Opera Orlando’s Annual Gala

May 12, 2022 at 12:12 am by pj

Opera Orlando’s annual gala and season celebration is finally here after two years of postponements. Viva L’Opera! at The Alfond Inn at Rollins on May 21, 2022 wil.... Read More

AdventHealth Opens Simulation Center in Palm Coast

May 11, 2022 at 09:41 pm by pj

PALM COAST — AdventHealth has opened a high-tech facility to provide nurses with the highest level of training, using leading-edge simulation technology. With five clas.... Read More

CME Symposium on Clinical Advances in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome to Convene in Orlando

May 11, 2022 at 08:04 pm by pj

Nationally recognized clinicians and researchers to offer presentations   From PCOS Challenge Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder.... Read More