North Central Florida Local News

CMS Issues Urgent Call to Action Following Drastic Decline in Care for Children in Medicaid and CHIP Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Sep 23, 2020 at 10:13 pm by pj

  Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released preliminary Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) data revealing that, d.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Sep 23, 2020 at 11:00 am by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 690,499 Total resident deaths: 13,618 Total resident hospitalizations: 42,941.... Read More

AdventHealth Announces Global Orthopedics Partner and New Tower at Orlando Campus

Sep 22, 2020 at 04:08 pm by pj

  Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and AdventHealth will establish a groundbreaking, comprehensive orthopedic care network.   A new landmark in the downtown sky.... Read More

It’s Not Just Insulin: Lawmakers Focus on Price of One Drug, While Others Rise Too

Sep 22, 2020 at 12:54 pm by pj

By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News   Michael Costanzo, a Colorado farmer diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2016, has a well-honed ritual: Every six months.... Read More

Scholarship Fund Established for Nurse Practitioner Education  

Sep 22, 2020 at 11:43 am by pj

  Availity will donate $100,000 to establish scholarship fund, improve access to care in Florida, and launch relationship with Jacksonville University. New state law.... Read More

PatientMatters Unveils IntelliRural Pre-Access Technology to Overcome Patient Access Barriers in Rural Hospitals

Sep 22, 2020 at 10:32 am by pj

ORLANDO — PatientMatters, a patient access and advocacy solutions provider helping hospitals and health systems offer patients highly-personalized financial solutions, h.... Read More

HCA Healthcare North Florida Division Expands Internal Medicine Practice in Lake Mary

Sep 21, 2020 at 11:28 am by Melissa

Diana Moldoveanu, MD., Internal Medicine, has joined  Primary Care Center at Lake Mary, an affiliate of Central Florida Regional Hospital and HCA Healthcare North Florida.... Read More

Heading Back to School with Asthma in the Time of COVID-19

Sep 20, 2020 at 01:07 am by pj

  Steps parents should take to protect their child with asthma in the new year    Each year when summer break ends and school begins, parents of kids wi.... Read More

How Should Incidentally Discovered Thyroid Nodules be Managed?

Sep 20, 2020 at 12:57 am by pj

  By MATTHEW SHLAPACK, MD   Mrs. Smith undergoes a routine carotid artery doppler study as part of her evaluation following a recent CVA.  While she is pleas.... Read More

Slathered in Sunscreen as a Child; Advanced Dermatology as an Adult

Sep 19, 2020 at 06:17 pm by pj

Joanna McGetrick, MD, has a passion for protecting her patients   Board-certified dermatologist Joanna McGetrick, MD, was highly aware of the sun’s dangers long.... Read More

Election Gift for Florida? Trump Poised to Approve Drug Imports From Canada

Sep 19, 2020 at 05:40 pm by pj

   By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  Over the objections of drugmakers, the Trump administration is expected within weeks to finalize its plan t.... Read More

A Pandemic Upshot: Seniors Are Having Second Thoughts About Where to Live

Sep 19, 2020 at 05:35 pm by pj

By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Where do we want to live in the years ahead? Older adults are asking this question anew in light of the ongoing toll of the coronav.... Read More

In Face of COVID Threat, More Dialysis Patients Bring Treatment Home

Sep 19, 2020 at 05:20 pm by pj

  By Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News NIPOMO, Calif. — After Maria Duenas was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about a decade ago, she managed the disea.... Read More

Students’ Mass Migration Back to College Gets a Failing Grade

Sep 19, 2020 at 05:10 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News Who thought it would be a good idea to move thousands of teenagers and young adults across the country to college campuses.... Read More

Black Women Turn to Midwives to Avoid COVID and ‘Feel Cared For’

Sep 19, 2020 at 05:03 pm by pj

  By Rachel Scheier, Kaiser Health News From the moment she learned she was pregnant late last year, TaNefer Camara knew she didn’t want to have her baby in.... Read More

Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves Country ‘Blind to the Pandemic’

Sep 19, 2020 at 04:55 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan and Lauren Weber and Hannah Recht, Kaiser Health News More than 20 states either don’t release or have incomplete da.... Read More

New Dental Treatment Helps Fill Cavities and Insurance Gaps for Seniors

Sep 19, 2020 at 04:47 pm by pj

  By Michelle Crouch, Kaiser Health News Dental hygienist Jennifer Geiselhofer often cleans the teeth of senior patients who can’t easily get to a dentist&rs.... Read More

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes UF Health Leesburg Hospital for Heart and Lung Care

Sep 18, 2020 at 01:19 am by pj

U.S. News & World Report has recognized UF Health Leesburg Hospital as high-performing for heart bypass surgery as well as the care of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseas.... Read More

etectRxTM Announces Clinical Study Aimed at Improving Medication Adherence 

Sep 18, 2020 at 01:16 am by pj

  ID-Cap™ System Will Allow Clinicians to Remotely Track Ingestion Events and Provide Feedback to Patients   &nb.... Read More

DrySee® Launches Patented Waterproof Bandage with Drainage Indicator 

Sep 18, 2020 at 01:07 am by pj

  Proprietary liquid indicating gauze changes color when bandage needs changing      DrySee®, a medical technology company dedicated to improvi.... Read More