North Central Florida Local News

UF Researchers See Promising Results in Study of Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Jan 21, 2021 at 08:34 pm by pj

By JILL PEASE  Using innovative methods to measure changes in muscle, a University of Florida team has shown that after treatment with an investigational gene therapy, t.... Read More

Global Leader in Improving Brain Performance Opens 30,000- Sq-Ft Scientific Medical Center in Central Florida

Jan 21, 2021 at 08:13 pm by FINNFL

Aviv Clinics Unveils First, Only Treatment Facility of Its Kind in North America   World leader in improving brain performance, Aviv Clinics, has opened its state-of-.... Read More

After a Decade of Lobbying, ALS Patients Gain Faster Access to Disability Payments

Jan 21, 2021 at 06:08 pm by pj

  By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Anita Baron first noticed something was wrong in August 2018, when she began to drool. Her dentist chalked it up to a problem.... Read More

Door to Door in Miami’s Little Havana to Build Trust in Testing, Vaccination

Jan 21, 2021 at 05:56 pm by pj

  By Verónica Zaragovia, WLRN, Kaiser Health News   Little Havana is a neighborhood in Miami that, until the pandemic, was known for its active street life.... Read More

California Is Overriding Its Limits on Nurse Workloads as Covid Surges

Jan 21, 2021 at 05:27 pm by pj

  By April Dembosky, Kaiser Health News   California’s telemetry nurses, who specialize in the electronic monitoring of critically ill patients, normally ta.... Read More

Patients Fend for Themselves to Access Highly Touted Covid Antibody Treatments

Jan 21, 2021 at 05:23 pm by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  By the time he tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 12, Gary Herritz was feeling pretty sick. He suspects he was infected a.... Read More

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Jan 21, 2021 at 02:00 pm by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 1,613,884 Total resident deaths: 24,739 Total resident hospitalizations: 69,28.... Read More

SBA Second Draw PPP Loan Information and Application Clearinghouse

Jan 20, 2021 at 12:20 pm by pj

Now that the Second Draw of the Paycheck Protection Program is in full swing, those interested in the program can access available information and applications at the Small Bu.... Read More

Five Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You’re Vaccinated

Jan 19, 2021 at 07:31 pm by pj

  By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  As an emergency physician, Dr. Eugenia South was in the first group of people to receive a covid vaccine. She received her.... Read More

Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

Jan 19, 2021 at 07:27 pm by pj

  By Hannah Recht and Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News Black Americans are receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans.... Read More

CVS and Walgreens Under Fire for Slow Pace of Vaccination in Nursing Homes

Jan 19, 2021 at 07:22 pm by pj

  By Rachel Bluth and Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News  The effort to vaccinate some of the country’s most vulnerable residents against covid-.... Read More

When COVID Deaths Aren’t Counted, Families Pay the Price

Jan 19, 2021 at 06:50 pm by pj

  By Melissa Bailey and Eli Cahan, Kaiser Health News     On Sundays, Bishop Bruce Davis preached love. Through his Pentecostal ministry, he o.... Read More

AdventHealth Ocala Supporting Marion County Department of Health Vaccination Site at Paddock Mall

Jan 19, 2021 at 06:00 pm by pj

  AdventHealth Ocala is partnering with the Marion County Department of Health, Marion County Fire Rescue and Sheriff’s Office, Ocala Fire Rescue and Police and Pa.... Read More

AdventHealth to Build New Hospital in Palm Coast

Jan 19, 2021 at 05:56 pm by pj

  The project will provide 100 more beds and $100 million investment in Flagler County.   PALM COAST — AdventHealth announced it will build a 100-bed h.... Read More

UF Study Sheds Light on the Roles of Children and Asymptomatic Infections in COVID-19 Household Transmission

Jan 19, 2021 at 05:21 pm by pj

  By JILL PEASE A new University of Florida epidemiological study, based on contact tracing data from thousands of households in Wuhan, China, finds that while children.... Read More

AMA Announces Update to COVID-19 Vaccine CPT Codes

Jan 19, 2021 at 04:59 pm by pj

New contingent codes created for Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidateCHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Procedural Term.... Read More

DOH-Marion Moves COVID Vaccination Operation to Paddock Mall

Jan 17, 2021 at 11:39 am by pj

      OCALA, Fla.—The Department of Health in Marion County is moving its COVID-19 vaccination operations to the Paddock Mall (3100 SW College Road, Oc.... Read More

CMS Final Rule Addresses the Prior Authorization Process

Jan 15, 2021 at 09:51 pm by pj

  Final rule gives providers access to patient treatment histories, and streamlines prior authorization to improve patient experience and alleviate burden for health car.... Read More

etectRx Announces Agreement to Advance Digital Sensors for Medication Adherence in Combination with Prescription Digital Therapeutics

Jan 14, 2021 at 04:34 pm by pj

  NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA - Digital health company, etectRx, Inc., has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Pear Therapeutics, Inc. to devel.... Read More

Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Expected to Rise By 30 Percent Nationwide in 2021

Jan 14, 2021 at 04:31 pm by pj

  A new report shows that prostate cancer continues to be one of the most prevalent cancers among men nationwide, with an alarming 30% rise in new cases antici.... Read More