Clinical

Periodontitis and its Effect on Systemic Diseases

Jan 19, 2020 at 01:10 pm by pj

  By DR. KENYA HOOVER   The mouth is the window into the health and wellbeing of the body. Systemic diseases may often begin showing signs in the mouth, Coelianc.... Read More

No Shield from X-rays: How Science Is Rethinking Lead Aprons

Jan 16, 2020 at 11:54 am by pj

  Mary Chris Jaklevic, Kaiser Health News   Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an X-ray, but ne.... Read More

What the 2020s Have in Store for Aging Boomers

Jan 16, 2020 at 11:45 am by pj

  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Within 10 years, all of the nation’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older. The most senior among them will be on the cu.... Read More

Legalized Cannabis Linked to Lower Opioid Use and Death Rates

Jan 16, 2020 at 02:45 am by pj

  By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON   A new study published in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Health Economics, analyzed over 1.5 billion opioid prescriptions giv.... Read More

Getting Through the Holidays

Jan 11, 2020 at 10:30 pm by pj

  By CONNIE ORTIZ   This is the time of year when everyone is in hustle mode. Houses to clean and decorate cookies to be baked. Running to the stores to shop for.... Read More

Rabies Alert is Issued for Seminole County

Jan 11, 2020 at 04:16 pm by pj

    The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) is issuing a rabies alert for neighborhoods surrounding Oviedo. The alert is in response.... Read More

Florida's Surgeon General Urges Vaccination to Defend Against Rapidly Spreading Flu Virus

Jan 09, 2020 at 08:46 pm by pj

  The Florida Department of Health (Department) is strongly encouraging all unvaccinated residents to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Flu vaccination is the best.... Read More

Mobile Clinics to Puerto Rico Prove the Value of Quality Medical Care to Rural Communities

Jan 06, 2020 at 01:56 am by pj

  Up a steep hill from the city center on the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, past the VA hospital that has never re-opened, at the back of a cinderblock housing communi.... Read More

MAT: It's Time

Jan 03, 2020 at 04:46 pm by pj

By COLETTA DORADO The last few months, I have received quite an education on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and why it is considered a best practice in addiction treatme.... Read More

Our Aging Population Needs Regenerative Medicine

Jan 03, 2020 at 03:13 pm by pj

  By QUINTIN L. GUNN, SR.   There is an exciting development in China; Chinese hospitals are starting to sell experimental cell therapies... China is cr.... Read More

Extending ‘Healthspan’: Brain Scientists Tap Into The Secrets Of Living Well Longer

Jan 02, 2020 at 05:14 pm by pj

  Sharon Jayson, Kaiser Health News Retired state employees Vickey Benford, 63, and Joan Caldwell, 61, are Golden Rollers, a group of the over-50 set that gets out on a.... Read More

Being a Long-Distance Caregiver Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful

Dec 27, 2019 at 02:26 am by pj

By CLAIRE WENTZ     Are you a long distance caregiver to an elderly parent or relative? Being a caregiver can be exhausting, and if you live far away from your lov.... Read More

Vaccinations and Screenings for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

Dec 26, 2019 at 06:20 pm by pj

  By SRINIVAS SEELA, MD; DR. AMISH PATEL; RITHVIK SEELA   Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at an increased risk for developing&nb.... Read More

Texas Law Highlights Dilemma Over Care For Patients With No Hope Of Survival

Dec 25, 2019 at 10:51 pm by pj

Charlotte Huff, Kaiser Health News FORT WORTH, Texas ― Critically ill Tinslee Lewis ― a Fort Worth baby embroiled in a dispute between her family and a hospital over whether.... Read More

Reports Of Patients’ Deaths Linked To Heart Devices Lurk Below Radar

Dec 25, 2019 at 09:21 pm by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images; Wikimedia Commons)   Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News The Food and Drug Administration continues to file thousands o.... Read More

Anxiety, Sleep and the Use of CBD

Dec 16, 2019 at 05:31 pm by pj

By CONNIE ORTIZ   CBD oil is derived from hemp – industrial hemp. It’s grown specifically with low levels of THC. However, just because CBD has the legal li.... Read More

The Health Care Promises We Cannot Keep

Dec 12, 2019 at 02:17 pm by pj

Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News It was a promise Matt Perrin wasn’t able to keep. “I’ll never take away your independence,” he’d told his mot.... Read More

The Physical Therapist: An Important Member of the Wound Management Interdisciplinary Team

Dec 09, 2019 at 01:33 am by pj

By DR. NILMA ELIAS SANTIAGO   The growing prevalence and incidence of acute and chronic wounds in the United States is a major concern for the healthcare system. One wo.... Read More

Tackling Physician Burnout Requires Unprecedented Leadership

Dec 08, 2019 at 01:12 am by pj

By ROBERT D. MORTON   The term “burnout” has been questioned as a labeling error – and rightfully so. Burnout implies victim shaming. What many health.... Read More

CBD and Baby Boomers

Dec 07, 2019 at 01:59 am by pj

By CONNIE ORTIZ Are you part of this amazing generation known as the Baby Boomers? Baby Boomers grew up during a period of prosperity. Present day baby boomers control 70 per.... Read More