Clearing Pollution Helps Clear the Fog of Aging — And May Cut the Risk of Dementia

Sep 21, 2022 at 10:55 am by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News    During the past decade, a growing body of research has shown that air pollution harms older adults’ brai.... Read More

AMA: Physician Burnout Rate Spikes to New Height

Sep 20, 2022 at 10:54 pm by pj

  New study concludes COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated long-standing system issues that drive burnoutCHICAGO - The burnout rate among physicians in the United States spiked.... Read More

New Abortion Laws Jeopardize Cancer Treatment for Pregnant Patients

Sep 20, 2022 at 10:50 pm by pj

  By Charlotte Huff, Kaiser Health News   As abortion bans go into effect across a contiguous swath of the South, cancer physicians are wrestling w.... Read More

Diagnostic overshadowing wake-up call from The Joint Commission: IntellectAbility’s innovative curriculum in IDD healthcare meets the needs

Sep 15, 2022 at 11:41 am by pj

According to a recent Sentinel Event Alert from The Joint Commission, medical providers engage in diagnostic overshadowing when treating patients with existing disabilities. P.... Read More

AdventHealth is one of two U.S. sites participating in groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Sep 13, 2022 at 07:17 pm by pj

   AdventHealth is one of two sites in the U.S. and one of seven in the world to partner with the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative (DAC)&n.... Read More

Tips for Passing the NCLEX from Me and my Dad

Sep 13, 2022 at 11:48 am by pj

By Shannon Rosen There’s currently a shortage of nurses in Florida, so it’s a good time to consider getting into the field. As a relatively new OR nurse, I can te.... Read More

UF Health study shows sleepy, older adults restricted movement during pandemic

Sep 13, 2022 at 12:20 am by pj

By Bill Levesque     GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Taking time to go places, to visit friends or take a walk in the park, to s.... Read More

UF model investigates how drug interactions lead to contraceptive failure

Sep 09, 2022 at 05:19 pm by pj

  By Matthew Splett More than 900 million women and their partners worldwide use contraceptive products to prevent pregnancies. However, many contraceptive users may no.... Read More

U.S. reaches historic milestone of 1 Million Organ Transplants

Sep 09, 2022 at 05:13 pm by pj

OurLegacy honors Central Florida organ donor heroes and families who helped make life possible for more than 10,000 through life-giving organs for transplant   The U..... Read More

I am a smoker; What am I at increased risk for and what kind of health screening do I need?

Sep 09, 2022 at 03:09 pm by pj

By Maya LaPrade, DO, Center for Family and Sport Medicine  Smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer. According to the CDC, “In the United States, ciga.... Read More

The Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Using Heparin Therapy Safety Protocol Checklist & Handoff Communication Guide in an Acute Care Setting

Sep 08, 2022 at 11:08 pm by pj

By DR. ASHLEY TIPPINS & DR. SARAH BROWN According to The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Database, approximately seven percent of all medication errors related to an.... Read More

Vaccine Targeting Deadly Melanoma Shows Early Promise

Sep 07, 2022 at 04:39 pm by pj

  By Eddie Fatakhov, M.D.               Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer and has been.... Read More

Better Than Average Effect in Healthcare

Sep 07, 2022 at 12:07 pm by pj

  By April Boykin, LCSW Consider how you rate your driving ability compared to everybody else you know. Compared to all those fellow travelers down I-4? What about your.... Read More

Hepatic Arterial Infusion Pump Offers New Hope to Patients with Liver Metastases from Colorectal and Bile Duct Cancers  

Sep 07, 2022 at 11:39 am by pj

    AdventHealth Cancer Institute (AHCI) recently became the second center in Florida to offer hepatic artery infusion (HAI) as a treatment option for patients wit.... Read More

AdventHealth Physician and Team Develop a New Test to Quickly Detect Brain-eating Amoebas

Sep 01, 2022 at 11:42 am by pj

  After three years of research and development, an AdventHealth physician and clinical team created a new test to diagnose a brain-eating amoeba within three hours. Id.... Read More

Bat in Citra Tests Positive for Rabies

Aug 31, 2022 at 06:56 pm by pj

    Ocala  — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) wants residents of northern Marion County to be aware that a bat in the.... Read More

Digital Health Program Drives 15 Percent Reduction in Digestive-Related Costs

Aug 31, 2022 at 04:48 pm by pj

By Bill Snyder, CEO of Vivante Health   Digestive disorders typically rank among an organization’s top five healthcare expenses. That’s a major direct cost.... Read More

Unraveling the Interplay of Omicron, Reinfections, and Long Covid

Aug 31, 2022 at 04:43 pm by pj

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  The latest covid-19 surge, caused by a shifting mix of quickly evolving omicron subvariants, appears to be waning, with.... Read More

Diverse Identities and Death Care

Aug 24, 2022 at 05:04 pm by pj

  By MATTHEW ROSENTHAL and TEE ROGERS   When we talk to families about end-of-life planning, we should be reducing the uneasiness for them as much as possible. We.... Read More

Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma 

Aug 24, 2022 at 01:29 am by pj

By Jose R. Arias, Jr., MD According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 8.4 percent of American children have diagnosed asthma. In a concerted effor.... Read More

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