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

Tampa-Based Real Estate Developer Announces Plans for Lake Nona Site

Jun 30, 2020 at 03:45 pm by pj

  A new mixed-use development planned for 18 Acre parcel   Onicx is pleased to announce the plans for East Park Village, a new mixed-use development in Lake Nona,.... 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

Miami Hospital Executive Charged In $1.4B Rural Hospital Billing Scheme

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:55 pm by pj

Heidi de Marco/KHN   Lauren Weber and Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News  A Miami entrepreneur who led a rural hospital empire was charged in an indictment.... Read More

Supreme Court, Rejecting Restrictive La. Law, Refuses To Roll Back Abortion Rights

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm by pj

(Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  In a decision certain to roil the fall elections, a Supreme Court with a majority of anti-ab.... Read More

Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud of Confusion Around Public Health and Prevention

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:46 pm by pj

(KHN Illustration/Getty Images)   Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News   Regina Fargis didn’t know what to do. Fargis runs Summit Hills — a health.... Read More

Seminole County Requiring Residents to Wear Facemasks Beginning July 1

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:56 am by pj

  On Monday Seminole County announced that residents will be required to wear facemasks while in public. The executive orders states that “Every person working, l.... Read More

June 29 Rabies Alert Issued for Seminole County

Jun 29, 2020 at 07:37 pm by pj

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) is issuing a rabies alert for neighborhoods surrounding All Faiths Memorial Park and Dew Drop Park in Cassel.... Read More

Letter to the Editor: Why Increasing Number of Cases of COVID-19 is NOT Bad News

Jun 27, 2020 at 11:22 am by pj

By JOHN T. LITTELL, MD   Several times a day, on every possible news outlet, we are bombarded with updates as to the new number of “cases” of COVID-19 in th.... Read More