North Central Florida Local News

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Oct 30, 2020 at 10:45 am by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 800,216 Total resident deaths: 16,720 Total resident hospitalizations: 49,185.... Read More

FBI Issues Warning to Hospitals and Healthcare Providers of "Imminent Cybercrime Threat"

Oct 29, 2020 at 07:45 pm by pj

U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers are being warned by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Dep.... Read More

Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

Oct 29, 2020 at 01:26 am by pj

  By Liz Szabo and JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News  The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

Administration Acts to Ensure Coverage of Life-Saving COVID-19 Vaccines & Therapeutics

Oct 28, 2020 at 06:48 pm by pj

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to ensure all Americans, including the nation’s seniors, have access to the coronavirus di.... Read More

Cell Biology Gurus and UCF Bioimaging Expert Partner to Crack 4th Dimension Secrets

Oct 28, 2020 at 03:23 pm by pj

  The collaboration may lead to new understanding about the role of movement of nuclear organization in gene expression, which could translate into new treatments and cu.... Read More

New AMA Survey Finds Physician Practice Viability Under Threat

Oct 28, 2020 at 10:10 am by pj

Practices face reduced volume, decreased revenue, increased expenses during COVID-19 pandemicCHICAGO – The viability of physician practices remains under threat as the b.... Read More

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons

Oct 27, 2020 at 03:46 pm by pj

  By Bernard J. Wolfson, Kaiser Health News  As COVID-19 took hold in March, U.S. doctors limited in-person appointments — and many patients avoide.... Read More

Florida Fails to Attract Bidders for Canada Drug Importation Program

Oct 27, 2020 at 03:38 pm by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Florida’s plan to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada — designed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and endorsed by.... Read More

Non-Invasive Treatment Options For TMD 

Oct 26, 2020 at 01:45 pm by pj

By Ellen Klein Every day, about 10 million Americans suffer from pain in their jaws; pain that can be accompanied by tightness, clicking, headaches, earaches and difficulty c.... Read More

Medical Practices and Cloud Computing

Oct 26, 2020 at 12:16 pm by pj

By JAY COHEN Cloud computing is impacting healthcare in several powerful ways, including lowered computer resources costs, easier data integration throughout the healthcare s.... Read More

Knowledge is Power: How would you want to be tested?

Oct 26, 2020 at 12:09 pm by pj

  By MARY DORT, RN   COVID-19 by the CDC numbers: 8,553,827 total cases of COVID-19 in the U..S, to date. 224,221 deaths in the US, to date. 2,585 cases per 10.... Read More

Sex and Aging (for Providers): Let’s Talk!  

Oct 26, 2020 at 11:35 am by pj

  By APRIL BOYKIN, MSW, LCSW, and RENEE TAYLOR, MSW, LCSW, Certified Sex Therapist   If you’ve made it past the title, then you’re ahead of the game..... Read More

Arguing to Undo the ACA. Harming Medicare. Do They Go Hand in Hand?

Oct 25, 2020 at 09:36 pm by pj

  By Stephanie Stapleton   It’s a tried-and-true campaign strategy. Candidates go on the attack, claiming their opponent will do harm to Medicare. Aft.... Read More

What the Health? A Little Good News and Some Bad on COVID-19

Oct 25, 2020 at 09:13 pm by pj

    For the first time in a long time, there is some good news about the coronavirus pandemic: Although cases continue to climb, fewer people seem to be dying. A.... Read More

Biden’s Big Health Agenda Won’t Be Easy to Achieve

Oct 25, 2020 at 09:09 pm by pj

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just pr.... Read More

FDA Approves First Treatment for COVID-19

Oct 23, 2020 at 04:45 pm by pj

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) for use in adult and pediatric patients 12 years of.... Read More

State Surgeon General Implements Additional Review Process for Fatalities Attributed to COVID-19

Oct 22, 2020 at 10:19 am by pj

Of the 95 fatalities reported to the state on October 21, 2020, 16 had at least a two-month separation between the time the individuals tested positive and passed away,.... Read More

Can Ordinary COVID Patients Get the Trump Treatment? It’s OK to Ask

Oct 20, 2020 at 03:17 pm by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  When Terry Mutter woke up with a headache and sore muscles on a recent Wednesday, the competitive weightlifter ch.... Read More

Older COVID Patients Battle ‘Brain Fog,’ Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

Oct 20, 2020 at 03:11 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News “Lord, give me back my memory.” For months, as Marilyn Walters has struggled to recover from COVID-19, she has.... Read More

UVA Health Squeezing Patients for Money

Oct 20, 2020 at 03:01 pm by pj

  By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News  Doris Hutchinson wanted to use money from the sale of her late mother’s house to help her grandchildren go to.... Read More