Volusia-Brevard Local News

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

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

Difficult Conversations During a Pandemic

Oct 18, 2021 at 09:56 pm by pj

By ELIZABETH GALFO, MD   As providers, we continuously communicate with our patients and families. We listen to their medical histories, ask them to open wide, say aaah.... Read More

FDA’s Delay on Juul, Menthol Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Puts Kids at Risk 

Oct 18, 2021 at 08:50 pm by pj

By JANELLE HOM   As many students return to school for the first time in months, the American Lung Association urges FDA to act swiftly in ending sale of.... Read More

Telehealth Waivers Are Gone, But Florida Providers Still Must Mind Virtual Care Risks

Oct 18, 2021 at 08:35 pm by pj

  By JONATHAN ROMERO   Like healthcare providers across the country, Florida’s medical community found the state’s telehealth emergency waivers to be.... Read More

Using Building Design to Fight Covid

Oct 17, 2021 at 04:05 pm by pj

  By KEITH THOMAS   Is SARS-CoV-2 Virus in your air now? What can you do?   Are you “stressed out” physically and mentally trying to determine.... Read More

Insurance Focused on Virtual Visits? The Pros and Cons of a New Twist in Health Plans

Oct 16, 2021 at 11:29 pm by pj

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  At the height of the covid-19 pandemic, people often relied on telemedicine for doctor visits. Now, insurers are betting that.... Read More

Surprise-Billing Rule ‘Puts a Thumb on the Scale’ to Keep Arbitrated Costs in Check

Oct 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm by pj

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  Patients are months away from not having to worry about most surprise medical bills — those extra costs that can amount.... Read More

OMNI Healthcare Now Offering Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine Booster and Initial Vaccination at All OMNI Offices

Oct 14, 2021 at 11:17 pm by pj

MELBOURNE -  OMNI Healthcare has received a substantial supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and is now administering the vaccine at its Melbourne vaccination c.... Read More

The Deadline to Claim the ERC is December 31, 2021

Oct 14, 2021 at 10:32 am by dcovell

By Dan Covell The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES ACT was enacted in April 2020. The Employee Retention Credit (ERC), under the CAR.... Read More

Vaccine Hesitancy, the Psychology Behind the Confusion

Oct 13, 2021 at 05:36 pm by pj

By MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D   Today 56.3 percent of adults in Florida have received the full COVID vaccine, and 66 percent have received one dose (OurWorldInData.or.... Read More

‘Are You Going to Keep Me Safe?’ Hospital Workers Sound Alarm on Rising Violence

Oct 13, 2021 at 05:28 pm by pj

  By Bram Sable-Smith and Andy Miller, Kaiser Health News The San Leandro Hospital emergency department, where nurse Mawata Kamara works, went into.... Read More

Mayo Clinic Collaborates with PN Medical of Cocoa Beach on Research Study of Long COVID Patients

Oct 13, 2021 at 10:37 am by pj

  The clinical trial aims to identify solutions to combat the respiratory symptoms of post-acute COVID syndrome   COCOA BEACH – PN Medical, a leading.... Read More

A Hidden Resource for Medical Professionals: Pre-Planning Advisors

Oct 12, 2021 at 04:08 pm 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