Florida DOH Coronavirus Prevention Reminders for the 4th

Jul 02, 2020 at 11:06 am by pj

As we near the Fourth of July holiday, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County encourages the community to practice universal precautions to prevent the spread of th.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update

Jul 02, 2020 at 10:45 am by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 169,106 Total resident deaths: 3,617 Hospitalizations: 15,150 New cases repor.... 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

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

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

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

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

Packed Bars Serve Up New Rounds Of COVID Contagion

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:19 pm by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images)   Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News and Elizabeth Lawrence    Officials in Texas and Florida announced Friday th.... Read More

Fearing The Deadly Combo Of COVID-19 And Cancer

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:12 pm by pj

(Photos courtesy of Katherine O’Brien) Hannah Norman, Kaiser Health News Three Tuesdays each month, Katherine O’Brien straps on her face mask and journeys abou.... Read More

Cities Brace For ‘Collision Course’ Of Heat Waves And COVID-19

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:05 pm by pj

Brett Dahlberg, WXXI, Kaiser Health News Aaron McCullough brought his 3-year-old daughter, Ariana, to a playground in a leafy neighborhood of Rochester, New York, on a day in.... Read More

Drinking Surged During The Pandemic. Do You Know The Signs Of Addiction?

Jun 25, 2020 at 03:46 pm by pj

(The Image Bank/Getty Images)   Alex Smith, KCUR, Kaiser Health News Despite the lack of dine-in customers for nearly 2½ long months during the coronaviru.... Read More

Latest Florida DOH COVID-19 Information and Updates

Jun 25, 2020 at 04:30 am by pj

     Florida COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard       Up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 with the Florida DOH  &nb.... Read More

St. Jude Creates Resource for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

Jun 23, 2020 at 06:04 pm by pj

Corresponding and co-senior author Martine Roussel, Ph.D., St. Jude Tumor Cell Biology, helped create O-PDX models to speed discovery and test novel therapies f.... Read More

Is A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Coming, Or are We Still in the First? 

Jun 23, 2020 at 04:20 pm by pj

 (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)   Louis Jacobson, PolitiFact    As Americans continue to grapple with the novel coronavirus, one question is on a lo.... Read More

How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope With Added Angst Of COVID

Jun 23, 2020 at 02:38 pm by pj

(Lynne Shallcross/KHN illustration; Getty Images) Elizabeth Lawrence , Kaiser Health News Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, Chris Trondsen.... Read More