North Central Florida Local News

Top 7 Insurance and Legal Questions for Resuming Medical Practice During COVID-19 

Jul 07, 2020 at 02:11 pm by pj

  By Todd Zeiter, Vice President of Underwriting, The Doctors Company   As a company founded and led by physicians, we have unique insight into medical liabil.... Read More

What Seniors Should Know Before Going Ahead With Elective Procedures

Jul 07, 2020 at 01:55 pm by pj

(DigitalVision/Getty Images)   By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News For months, Patricia Merryweather-Arges, a health care expert, has fielded questions about the.... Read More

Coronavirus Crisis Disrupts Treatment For Another Epidemic: Addiction

Jul 07, 2020 at 01:52 pm by pj

Getty Images By Giles Bruce Kaiser Health News Shawn Hayes was thankful to be holed up at a city-run hotel for people with COVID-19. The 20-year-old wasn’t in ja.... Read More

Social Media Image About Mask Efficacy Right In Sentiment, But Percentages Are ‘Bonkers’

Jul 07, 2020 at 01:46 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight Kaiser Health News A popular social media post that’s been circulating on Instagram and Facebook since April depicts the degree to which.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update

Jul 07, 2020 at 10:30 am by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 213,794 Total resident deaths: 3,841 Hospitalizations: 16,425 New cases repor.... Read More

CMS Proposes Medicare Payment Changes to Support Increased At-home Dialysis

Jul 06, 2020 at 06:00 pm by pj

Rule proposes improved process to pay for innovative dialysis equipment and support home dialysis for Medicare’s most vulnerable population   The Administrat.... Read More

AMA, AHA, ANA Issue Open Letter Urging Public to Wear a Mask to Stop COVID-19 Spread  

Jul 06, 2020 at 09:11 am by pj

  Leading U.S. medical and health organizations have called on the American people to stay home to take simple steps, including wearing a mask and practicing physical di.... Read More

Orlando Health Counters Misinformation Circulating on Social Media

Jul 04, 2020 at 09:59 am by pj

  Claims are circulating on social media that Orlando Health is at or near capacity, presumably due to the surge of COVID-19. According to Kena Lewis, director of publi.... Read More

Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid COVID-19

Jul 02, 2020 at 10:10 am by pj

By Lauren Weber and Laura Ungar and Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press and Hannah Recht and Anna Maria Barry-Jester  &n.... Read More

Among Those Disrupted By COVID-19: The Nation’s Newest Doctors

Jul 02, 2020 at 09:46 am by pj

  Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News July 1 is a big day in medical education. It’s traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of residency. B.... Read More

NIH Spearheads Study to Test At-Home Screening for HPV and Cervical Cancer

Jul 02, 2020 at 09:41 am by pj

(iStock/Getty Images)   Charlotte Huff, Kaiser Health News   With a tiny brush, briefly swab the vagina to collect cells. Then slide the swab into a screening ki.... Read More

Senior Care Authority Aligns with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners to Educate Their Franchisees and Staff

Jul 02, 2020 at 09:04 am by pj

  Senior Care Authority has aligned with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) to educate their franchisees and staff. The Certified Dementia.... Read More

Healthcare Price Transparency Act Introduced

Jun 30, 2020 at 09:59 pm by pj

Legislation codifies Trump Administration's hospital and insurance price transparency rules.   In a move to empower patients and lower health-care costs, today U.S. Sen.... Read More

AMA to VP, FEMA: Take Immediate Steps to Address PPE Shortage in Physician Practices

Jun 30, 2020 at 04:03 pm by pj

  In letters, American Medical Association urges activation of Defense Production Act “as a matter of patient safety”   CHICAGO – In letters to.... Read More

Lake-Sumter Medical Society’s Executive Director Making the Rounds Delivering Masks

Jun 30, 2020 at 03:59 pm by pj

Delivery made to Rafael Cheas, MD   Carol Millwater Ryan, executive director at Lake-Sumter Medical Society, heard about the Florida Department of Health securing 16 mi.... Read More

Central Florida HCA Healthcare Hospitals Offer Hotline to Help Individuals & Families Find Health Insurance Coverage

Jun 30, 2020 at 03:25 pm by Melissa

As Florida continues to experience a high unemployment rate amid the coronavirus pandemic, the loss of health insurance coverage is also a major concern of those who are unemp.... Read More

Florida’s Alzheimer’s Research Consortium Awarded $15 Million Grant

Jun 30, 2020 at 03:19 pm by pj

By MICHELLE JAFFE   The 1Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, or 1Florida ADRC, a University of Florida-organized consortium of leading resea.... Read More

Landmark Study to Measure Molecular Changes of Exercise Reaches Key Milestone

Jun 30, 2020 at 03:14 pm by pj

By BILL LEVESQUE   It’s so obvious that exercise is a healthy habit that it almost goes without saying. Scientists have known for years that physical activity low.... Read More

UF Health Awarded $1 Million Grant to Provide Pediatric Telehealth Services

Jun 30, 2020 at 03:08 pm by pj

By DOUG BENNETT   The University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of pediatrics has been awarded a nearly $1 million federal grant to expand telemedici.... Read More

Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. Some Still Died.

Jun 30, 2020 at 01:07 pm by pj

(Giles Clarke/Getty Images)   By Christina Jewett and Shefali Luthra and Melissa Bailey Kaiser Health News COVID-19 cases were climbing a.... Read More