North Central Florida Local News

Urgent Care Industry Grows to More than 9,000 Centers Nationwide

Feb 26, 2020 at 12:50 am by pj

  Trends show increased focus on antibiotic stewardship, expanding access to telemedicine services   According to the annual Benchmarking Report from the Urgent C.... Read More

HHS Issues Strategy to Improve Care for Patients by Reducing Clinician Burdens

Feb 25, 2020 at 06:48 pm by pj

  As part of the ongoing efforts to strengthen the relationship between patients and their doctors, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today.... Read More

U.S. Medical Panel Thinks Twice About Pushing Cognitive Screening For Dementia

Feb 25, 2020 at 03:35 pm by pj

  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News   A leading group of medical experts on Tuesday declined to endorse cognitive screening for older adults, fueling a debate tha.... Read More

DOH-Marion Holding Hepatitis Vaccine Events

Feb 21, 2020 at 10:18 pm by pj

OCALA — If you received your initial hepatitis A vaccination in late summer, it’s now time for your second (and final) round of the immunization. To help, the Flor.... Read More

WeCare tlc Adds New Chief of Clinical Services 

Feb 21, 2020 at 10:08 pm by pj

      LAKE MARY —  WeCare tlc, the leading onsite and near-site healthcare provider, has announced Fayshonda Cooks,.... Read More

NORCAL Group to be Acquired by ProAssurance

Feb 21, 2020 at 09:24 pm by pj

  ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) and NORCAL Group (NORCAL) announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which NORCAL would become a part of ProAssurance i.... Read More

Neulife Rehab Announces New President, Tera Welch

Feb 21, 2020 at 08:50 pm by pj

  Immediately Providing Executive, Sales and Marketing Leadership    MT. DORA, FL, February 20, 2020 – NeuLife Rehab in Mount Dora, FL, one of the nati.... Read More

Marion County Residents Encouraged to Sign Up for Chronic Health Condition Management Classes

Feb 21, 2020 at 08:13 pm by pj

  Managing chronic health conditions can be overwhelming, but it’s a reality that many residents face. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 78 perce.... Read More

Scalpels Out: Democrats Make Slashing Attacks On Health Care Plans

Feb 20, 2020 at 04:00 pm by pj

  Democratic presidential candidates (from left) Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pet.... Read More

Facts Vs. Fears: Five Things To Help Weigh Your Coronavirus Risk

Feb 18, 2020 at 04:57 pm by pj

  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News,  (Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images)     The news about the novel coronavirus in China grows more urge.... Read More

AdventHealth Waterman Earns National Organ Donation Recognition

Feb 18, 2020 at 04:39 pm by pj

AdventHealth Waterman, AdventHealth Daytona Beach and AdventHealth DeLand have earned national recognition for their efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue.... Read More

Ocala Health Opens its Full-Service ED in Trailwinds Village

Feb 18, 2020 at 04:26 pm by pj

    Residents of Sumter County have additional access to emergent care as Ocala Health opens its new Trailwinds Village ER, a freestanding ER located on 466A at&nb.... Read More

Accelerated Resolution Therapy Brings Relief to Caregivers Struggling with Complicated Grief 

Feb 18, 2020 at 01:32 pm by pj

  For many people who are dealing with the loss of a spouse or close relative, time does not heal their pain. About 10-15 percent of people experience what is known as&n.... Read More

New Study Shows Pregnancy-Related Hospital Deaths Declining, Rising Dramatically at Home

Feb 16, 2020 at 07:52 pm by pj

  While the number of pregnancy-related deaths around the world is declining, the maternal mortality rate in the United States continues to be a problem, more than doubl.... Read More

AdventHealth Waterman Receives National Breast Cancer Accreditation

Feb 14, 2020 at 01:43 pm by pj

AdventHealth Waterman has received a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of.... Read More

Florida DOH Reminder about Bats

Feb 14, 2020 at 01:59 am by pj

With the arrival of spring in Florida, bats will become active and seek locations inside homes and buildings. The Florida Department of Health in Orange County.... Read More

How to Talk to Patients About Nutrition and Diet

Feb 13, 2020 at 11:21 am by pj

  By KERIN TORPEY BASHAW   No more powerful an approach exists to preventing or even reversing heart disease than improving lifestyle, especially nutrition and di.... Read More

First Dementia-Friendly Dining Option Now Available in Orlando

Feb 12, 2020 at 11:44 am by pj

  The Meatball Stoppe becomes first restaurant in Central Florida to offer specialized service   The Meatball Stoppe owners and chefs Isabella and Jeff Morgia per.... Read More

When it Comes to the New Coronavirus, Just Who is a ‘Close Contact’?

Feb 11, 2020 at 09:10 pm by pj

  Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News Even as U.S. authorities have taken the drastic steps of quarantining residents returning from China, and temporarily bann.... Read More

Diabetes Education Class Available in Lake County

Feb 11, 2020 at 01:28 am by pj

  Class features meal and exercise planning, blood glucose monitoring and disease management education   Those with pre-diabetes or diabetes are encouraged to joi.... Read More