Volusia-Brevard Local News

Citing Lack of Progress, Physicians Call on Congress to Address Prior Authorization Reform

May 14, 2021 at 10:24 am by pj

  AMA survey release coincides with introduction of Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act            .... Read More

UF Health, OneFlorida Join Trial to See if Statins Can Help Older Adults Prevent Heart Disease, Dementia

May 13, 2021 at 10:48 pm by pj

By Diana Tonnessen Can taking a statin a day keep heart disease and dementia away in seniors ages 75 and older? Researchers at University of Florida Health and the.... Read More

Jess Parrish Medical Foundation and Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary Award Scholarships for Study in Healthcare and Medicine

May 13, 2021 at 10:43 pm by pj

  Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) and Parrish Medical Center (PMC) Auxiliary awarded $23,500 in scholarships to 10 outstanding college students and graduatin.... Read More

Biden Boasts About Equitable Senior Vaccination Rate by Race Without Data to Back It Up

May 12, 2021 at 08:34 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News   “There’s virtually no difference between white, Black, Hispanic, Asian American,” referring to v.... Read More

Motivational Interviewing: Skills to Help Improve Patient Compliance

May 11, 2021 at 10:26 pm by pj

  By APRIL BOYKIN, MSW, LCSW and MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D.   One of the most challenging aspects of working in the medical field is dealing with patients who.... Read More

Medicare Requires 60 Percent of Your Medicare Patients Have Their Annual Wellness Visits This Year! Are you Ready?

May 11, 2021 at 10:17 pm by pj

By DEREK ESTY   With the passing of the affordable care act, Medicare established a new benefit for all beneficiaries, the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV). This recent bene.... Read More

Masks at the Campfire: Summer Camps for Kids With Medical Needs Adapt to Covid

May 11, 2021 at 09:32 pm by pj

  By Sandy West, Kaiser Health News Olivia Klassen’s face lights up when she talks about summer camp. She loves to do the scavenger hunt with her camp friend.... Read More

Covid Testing Has Turned Into a Financial Windfall for Hospitals and Other Providers

May 11, 2021 at 08:59 pm by pj

  By Jay Hancock and Hannah Norman, Kaiser Health News  Pamela Valfer needed multiple covid tests after repeatedly visiting the hospital last fall t.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

May 11, 2021 at 05:15 pm by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 2,275,365 Total resident deaths: 35,831 Total resident hospitalizations: 92,34.... Read More

Moving the Needle: Powerful Data Analytics Delivers Coherence to Healthcare Initiatives, Leads to Improved Care and Transformative Change

May 10, 2021 at 11:44 am by pj

By REED HARTLEY, Executive Director, Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation (TLI)     While technology makes it possible to generate and coll.... Read More

A Novel Therapy to Combat Post-COVID Syndrome and Heart Failure Symptoms

May 10, 2021 at 10:00 am by pj

By KEVIN RYAN, MS, CCDS, CVRx Business Manager, Florida Gulf Coast  As the COVID-19 crisis continues, many who contracted the virus are experiencing lasting ef.... Read More

UF Health Shands Notifies Patients of Privacy Breach

May 07, 2021 at 03:41 pm by pj

  University of Florida Health Shands officials have notified 1,562 individuals affected by a privacy incident involving a former employee who accessed medical records o.... Read More

100,000 US Indian Physicians Combining Efforts to Support Oxygen-Crisis in India

May 07, 2021 at 09:24 am by pj

Orlando - India has been hit with a devastating second wave of COVID 19, creating an unprecedented crisis for India and the Indian people. Oxygen, a basic need for human life,.... Read More

Unique Behavioral Health Program Established in Lake Mary

May 06, 2021 at 08:10 pm by pj

Mental Health Intervention Group formed with holistic approach to care  Often, when police are called out to respond to someone in a mental health crisis, it’s som.... Read More

Telemedicine Is a Tool, Not a Replacement for Doctor’s Touch

May 06, 2021 at 12:54 pm by pj

  By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News Earlier in the pandemic it was vital to see doctors over platforms like Zoom or FaceTime when in-person appointments p.... Read More

Hit by Higher Prices for Gear, Doctors and Dentists Want Insurers to Pay

May 05, 2021 at 01:40 pm by pj

By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News Treating patients has become more expensive during the pandemic, and doctors and dentists don’t want to be on the hook for all.... Read More

AMA Analysis Shows Most Physicians Work Outside of Private Practice

May 05, 2021 at 11:46 am by pj

The majority of patient care physicians worked outside of physician-owned medical practices in 2020, according to a newly released biennial analysis of physicia.... Read More

UF Health First to Place Kidney-assist Device to Help Patients with Congestive Heart Failure

May 05, 2021 at 12:51 am by pj

By Bill Levesque University of Florida Health researchers recently became the first to temporarily implant a new device in a patient with congestive heart failure, a procedur.... Read More

A Primary Care Physician for Every American, Science Panel Urges

May 05, 2021 at 12:15 am by pj

  By Noam N. Levey, Kaiser Health News The federal government must aggressively bolster primary care and connect more Americans with a dedicated source of care, th.... Read More

Covid Doesn’t Discriminate by Age: Serious Cases on the Rise in Younger Adults

May 05, 2021 at 12:04 am by pj

  By Will Stone, Kaiser Health News   After spending much of the past year tending to elderly patients, doctors are seeing a clear demographic shift: you.... Read More