North Central Florida Local News

Not Quite on Board: Parents Proving a Tough Sell on Covid Vax for Teens

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:36 pm by pj

  By Jenny Gold and Samantha Young, Kaiser Health News  Even as the U.S. prepares to roll out a covid-19 vaccine to elementary school-aged kids, its.... Read More

Nursing Home Residents Overlooked in Scramble for Covid Antibody Treatments

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:30 pm by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  Of the dozens of patients Dr. Jim Yates has treated for covid-19 at his long-term care center in rural Alabama, this o.... Read More

ERs Are Swamped With Seriously Ill Patients, Although Many Don’t Have Covid

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:24 pm by pj

  By Kate Wells, Michigan Radio, Kaiser Health News Inside the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, staff members are struggling to care.... Read More

Medicare Punishes 2,499 Hospitals for High Readmissions

Nov 03, 2021 at 06:08 pm by pj

By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News  The federal government’s effort to penalize hospitals for excessive patient readmissions is ending its first decade with Me.... Read More

A Hidden Resource for Medical Professionals: Pre-Planning Advisors

Nov 03, 2021 at 08:26 am by pj

By TEE ROGERS   As a medical professional, the families you work with are sometimes facing the imminent loss of a loved one and many are making end-of-life decisions. B.... Read More

FAU Study Reveals Advanced Practice Nurses are Gaining Ground in Turf War with Physicians

Oct 28, 2021 at 11:46 am by pj

Researchers: Health Care Improves When APNs Practice Without Limitations      Since the early 1900s, physicians have traditionally dominated the field.... Read More

Physician Opinion: Lethal Connections - “Complete Lives” Morphs into “COVID Protocol” in America’s Hospitals

Oct 27, 2021 at 03:15 pm by pj

By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD In a shocking departure from traditional hospital policies, a hospital admission has become like reporting to prison. Prisoners in America’s.... Read More

AMA Announces CPT Update to COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Oct 27, 2021 at 03:07 pm by pj

New code for Janssen booster added to codes created for Moderna and Pfizer boostersCHICAGO -- The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Proc.... Read More

Pharma Campaign Cash Delivered to Key Lawmakers With Surgical Precision

Oct 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight and Rachana Pradhan and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration and Congress are embroiled in high-st.... Read More

Medicare Plans’ ‘Free’ Dental, Vision, Hearing Benefits Come at a Cost

Oct 27, 2021 at 11:49 am by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News When Teresa Nolan Barensfeld turned 65 last year, she quickly decided on a private Medicare Advantage plan to cover her heal.... Read More

Long-term Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Higher Suicide Risk

Oct 25, 2021 at 12:30 am by pj

  Survivors of childhood cancer have increased risks of experiencing various challenges, such as emotional distress, impaired quality of life, and financial burdens. A n.... Read More

Worn-Out Nurses Hit the Road for Better Pay, Stressing Hospital Budgets — and Morale

Oct 23, 2021 at 08:43 pm by pj

  By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News In parts of the country where covid-19 continues to fill hospitals, a rotating cast of traveling nurs.... Read More

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis Might be Addressed Through Better Patient-doctor Conversations

Oct 20, 2021 at 08:55 pm by pj

By Bill Levesque It can be a disquieting moment for a patient. A lump or bump is found on their neck. It’s a thyroid nodule. Is it cancer? Many of those patients will p.... Read More

Physician Opinion: The Unvaccinated Are Looking Smarter Every Week 

Oct 20, 2021 at 07:31 pm by pj

By Thomas T. Siler, M.D.  Article originally published in American Thinker There is a massive propaganda push against those choosing not to vaccinate against COVID.... Read More

Scientists Search for Cause of Mysterious Covid-Related Inflammation in Children

Oct 20, 2021 at 05:29 pm by pj

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Like most other kids with covid, Dante and Michael DeMaino seemed to have no serious symptoms. Infected in mid-February, both los.... Read More

They Treat Me Like I’m Old and Stupid: Seniors Decry Health Providers’ Age Bias

Oct 20, 2021 at 05:10 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Joanne Whitney, 84, a retired associate clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of California-San Francisco, often.... Read More

Chair of Surgery at UF College of Medicine Named to the National Academy of Medicine

Oct 19, 2021 at 08:56 pm by pj

By Dorothy Hagmajer GAINESVILLE — Gilbert Rivers Upchurch Jr., M.D., the Edward M. Copeland III and Ann and Ira Horowitz Chair in the University of Florida College of M.... Read More

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Announces Partnership with Partners in Care: Together for Kids

Oct 19, 2021 at 08:50 pm by pj

  St. Francis Reflections is the state’s only provider of choice for PIC:TFK in Brevard county   TITUSVILLE - St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care&nb.... Read More

UF-led Study: Opportunities Exist for Improving Blood Pressure Control and Reducing Health Disparities

Oct 19, 2021 at 02:18 pm by pj

By Matt Splett GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida-led study of nearly 2 million Americans found that one in three individuals lack proper blood pressure control, wit.... Read More

AdventHealth Breaks Ground on Health Park to Serve Growing Lake Mary Community

Oct 19, 2021 at 01:52 pm by pj

    AdventHealth has broken ground on a state-of-the-art health park that will provide a wide range of specialty services to Lake Mary and Seminole County res.... Read More