North Central Florida Local News

Two Common Compounds Show Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Virus in Early Testing

Nov 22, 2021 at 08:02 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE —  A pair of over-the-counter compounds has been found in preliminary tests to inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19, University.... Read More

Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Nov 17, 2021 at 05:38 pm by pj

On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes updates on policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physici.... Read More

FDA, NIH, and 15 Private Organizations Join Forces to Increase Effective Gene Therapies for Rare Diseases

Nov 17, 2021 at 05:12 pm by pj

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, 10 pharmaceutical companies and five non-profit organizations have partnered to accelerate developmen.... Read More

CMS Physician Payment Rule Promotes Greater Access to Telehealth Services, Diabetes Prevention Programs

Nov 17, 2021 at 04:24 pm by pj

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing actions that will advance its strategic commitment to drive innovation to support health equity and high q.... Read More

Going Beyond Marketing Basics for Your Practice

Nov 17, 2021 at 04:06 pm by pj

By SCOTT RICHARDS If you are reading this, it is because you care about putting forth the effort needed to create success for your brand and medical practice. This is because.... Read More

Congressional Doctors Lead Bipartisan Revolt Over Policy on Surprise Medical Bills

Nov 17, 2021 at 03:48 pm by pj

By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News The detente that allowed Congress to pass a law curbing surprise medical bills has disintegrated, with a bipartisan group of 152.... Read More

As Big Pharma and Hospitals Battle Over Drug Discounts, Patients Miss Out on Millions in Benefits

Nov 17, 2021 at 03:42 pm by pj

By Sarah Jane Tribble and Emily Featherston, InvestigateTV, Kaiser Health News In early July, as the covid-19 pandemic slammed rural America, the preside.... Read More

As Workers Struggle With Pandemic’s Impact, Employers Expand Mental Health Benefits

Nov 17, 2021 at 03:30 pm by pj

  By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News As the covid-19 pandemic burns through its second year, the path forward for American workers remains unsettled, with man.... Read More

Earn Passive Income Through Real Estate Investing

Nov 17, 2021 at 02:14 pm by pj

By JACKIE JACKSON   2020 and beyond has been a hurdle for medical professionals. You’ve worked through this pandemic and continue to save lives and help the fight.... Read More

New Covid Testing Site Opens in The Villages

Nov 17, 2021 at 11:02 am by pj

Beginning November 15, Genesis Reference Laboratories opened new community Covid-19 testing site in The Villages off 466 and Buena Vista. We have partnered with Dr. David Kuhn.... Read More

CMS Repeals MCIT/R&N Rule; Will Consider Other Coverage Pathways to Enhance Access to Innovative Medical Devices

Nov 13, 2021 at 04:43 pm by pj

  The Agency will explore evidence-based approaches that protect people with Medicare The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) is rescinding the Medicare Co.... Read More

Lauren and Lee Fixel Foundation Establish the Fixel Brain Mapping Professorship

Nov 12, 2021 at 08:38 pm by pj

By Todd Taylor Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D., an associate professor in University of Florida’s J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, was nam.... Read More

Marion County Covid Positivity Rate Falls Below Three Percent

Nov 12, 2021 at 07:57 pm by pj

  OCALA — Marion County’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 3%, according to the most recent state report. Marion County is reporting 57,048 c.... Read More

What’s Next for Florida Nurse Staffing in the Wake of Delta 

Nov 10, 2021 at 11:29 am by pj

  By JENNIFER POMIETLO   The tide of coronavirus cases once again is receding in Florida, and with it, the demand for traveling healthcare professionals. However,.... Read More

As Overdose Deaths Soar, DEA-Wary Pharmacies Shy From Dispensing Addiction Medication

Nov 10, 2021 at 11:25 am by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News When Martin Njoku saw opioid addiction devastate his West Virginia community, he felt compelled to help. This was the place.... Read More

‘Covid Hit Us Over the Head With a Two-by-Four’: Addressing Ageism With Urgency

Nov 10, 2021 at 11:20 am by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Earlier this year, the World Health Organization announced a global campaign to combat ageism — discrimination against.... Read More

Taking a Closer Look at Trauma-informed Care

Nov 06, 2021 at 09:28 am by pj

  By JOY CHUBA, LCSW The first time we meet with a healthcare provider, we’re likely to be asked a series of questions. What is your age, sex, height, weight, rac.... Read More

Genetic Mutation Could Play Role in Improving Leukemia Treatment, UF Health Researchers Find

Nov 04, 2021 at 09:55 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the battle against one type of leukemia, a genetic mutation could hold the key to more effective, lower-dose treatments. The new,.... Read More

Biden-Harris Administration Issues Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers 

Nov 04, 2021 at 07:39 pm by pj

  National requirement protects patients at nearly 76,000 providers and covers more than 17 million health care workers The Biden-Harris Administration is requiring COV.... Read More

Labs With No One to Run Them: Why Public Health Workers Are Fleeing the Field

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:41 pm by pj

  By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News There were days, nights and weekends in the early months of the pandemic when Denise Von Bargen was the only perso.... Read More