North Central Florida Local News

How Obamacare, Medicare And 'Medicare For All' Muddy The Campaign Trail

May 14, 2019 at 09:59 pm by Staff

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News The health care debate has Democrats on Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail facing renewed pressure to make clear where they.... Read More

Surprise! Fixing Out-Of-Network Bills Means Someone Must Pay

May 14, 2019 at 09:52 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump called on Republicans and Democrats to pass legislation this year to end surprise medical bills, in remarks made in t.... Read More

Market Muscle: Study Uncovers Differences Between Medicare And Private Insurers

May 14, 2019 at 09:46 pm by Staff

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Private health insurance plans in 2017 paid more than twice what Medicare would have for those same health care services, says a sweeping.... Read More

Needle Exchanges Find New Champions Among Republicans

May 14, 2019 at 09:42 pm by Staff

Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News Once repellent to conservative politicians, needle exchanges are now being endorsed and legalized in Republican-controlled states. At lea.... Read More

The Money And Politics Of Prescription Drugs: What You Need To Know

May 14, 2019 at 07:15 pm by Staff

Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News If there's one area of health care where Republicans and Democrats might strike a deal, it's prescription drugs. President Dona.... Read More

Meth Vs. Opioids: America Has Two Drug Epidemics, But Focuses On One

May 14, 2019 at 06:38 pm by Staff

. April Dembosky, KQED, Kaiser Health News Kim had been wine tasting with a friend in Sonoma, Calif. They got into an argument in the car that night and Kim thought someone w.... Read More

Asim A. Jani, MD, MPH, FACP, Hospital Epidemiologist

May 14, 2019 at 12:15 pm by Staff

Editor's note: This month begins a divergence from our usual format for Physician Spotlight features. In response to several requests, we are not only introducing readers to n.... Read More

Mom-To-Be Expo

May 10, 2019 at 03:18 pm by Staff

.Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) and its Life Center for Women team invite you to the 2019 Mom-To-Be Expo on Wednesday, June 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the main hospital c.... Read More

Residents Encouraged to Sign Up Today for Belleview Diabetes Self-Management Classes

May 09, 2019 at 01:34 am by Staff

. If you or a loved one have diabetes, the Department of Health in Marion County is holding a class starting next week in Belleview that will help you successfully control it..... Read More

Local Hospitals Named Annual Award Winners from Alliance for Workplace Excellence

May 07, 2019 at 08:15 pm by Staff

. Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages® Regional Hospital, part of Central Florida Health have been honored as recipients of the 2019 Alliance for Workplace Excel.... Read More

Marion County Residents and Visitors Urged to Get Measles Vaccination

May 07, 2019 at 08:10 pm by Staff

. With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is urging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get.... Read More

National Nurses Week

May 07, 2019 at 11:09 am by Staff

. North Florida Medical News would like to join the millions of other Americans who have been touched, healed and comforted by our nation's nurses in saying thank you for.... Read More

Is Insulin's High Cost Keeping Diabetes Patients From Taking Their Medicine?

Apr 30, 2019 at 10:37 pm by Staff

. Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News High prescription drug prices are fast becoming a leading political topic, with medications like insulin emerging as a poster child for th.... Read More

Silver Springs Area Bobcat Tests Positive for Rabies

Apr 30, 2019 at 06:35 pm by Staff

. The Florida Department of Health in Marion County wants Silver Springs-area residents to be aware that a bobcat in their area has tested positive for rabies. People who live.... Read More

Ocala Regional Medical Center Opens New Beds and Expanded Emergency Room

Apr 23, 2019 at 10:06 pm by Staff

. Ocala Health completed another phase of its $56-million expansion project at Ocala Regional Medical Center with the opening of 34 new inpatient beds dedicated to neuro servi.... Read More

CMS Advances Agenda to Re-think Rural Health and Unleash Medical Innovation

Apr 23, 2019 at 08:56 pm by Staff

Proposed changes to Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System would improve quality, expand access The Trump A.... Read More

Workplace Wellness Programs Barely Move The Needle, Study Finds

Apr 16, 2019 at 08:08 pm by Staff

. Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Workplace wellness programs have become an $8 billion industry in the U.S. But a study published Tuesday in JAMA found they don't cut costs.... Read More

Arjo Collaborates with Kindred Healthcare to Help Improve QOC

Apr 16, 2019 at 07:35 pm by Staff

Arjo Inc. and Kindred Healthcare, LLC, a Louisville-based operator of long-term acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, have entered into a collaboration to help Kindred i.... Read More

Ocala Health to open freestanding ER on 466A

Apr 16, 2019 at 07:30 pm by Staff

Ocala Health will expand access to emergency care in Sumter County with the opening of a freestanding emergency department. The freestanding emergency department will be loca.... Read More

Drive-through Hepatitis A Vaccinations in Ocala

Apr 16, 2019 at 07:24 pm by Staff

The Florida DOH-Marion County is holding a vaccination opportunity to help residents get vaccinated for hepatitis A. It will be held: Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.... Read More