North Central Florida Local News

Heartbeat-Tracking Technology Raises Patients’ and Doctors’ Worries

Apr 20, 2022 at 07:40 pm by pj

By Darius Tahir, Kaiser Health News If someone’s heart skips a beat, tech companies want to let them know about it. Gadget firms — starting with Apple and n.... Read More

Why Cheap, Older Drugs That Might Treat Covid Never Get Out of the Lab

Apr 20, 2022 at 07:32 pm by pj

By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News In March 2020, Dr. Joseph Vinetz left the contemplative world of his Yale University infectious-disease laboratory and plunged into t.... Read More

A Travel Nurse Leaves Fears of Hospital Drug Tampering Across Three States

Apr 20, 2022 at 07:28 pm by pj

By Brett Kelman, Kaiser Health News Health officials in at least three states are investigating a travel nurse suspected of tampering with and potentially contaminating.... Read More

When Symptoms Linger for Weeks, Is It Long Covid?

Apr 20, 2022 at 07:18 pm by pj

By Nina Feldman, WHYY, Kaiser Health News  Many Americans are discovering that recovering from covid-19 may take weeks or even months longer than expected, leaving.... Read More

How the Test-to-Treat Pillar of the US Covid Strategy Is Failing Patients

Apr 20, 2022 at 06:44 pm by pj

By Hannah Recht, Kaiser Health News The federal “test-to-treat” program, announced in March, is meant to reduce covid hospitalizations and deaths by quickly.... Read More

CMS Proposes Policies to Advance Health Equity and Maternal Health, Support Hospitals

Apr 18, 2022 at 05:28 pm by pj

CMS Integrates Equity and Maternal Health Quality Measures into Proposed Rule that Drives Payment for Hospitals Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).... Read More

Federal Judge in Florida Strikes Down CDC Mask Mandate for Travel

Apr 18, 2022 at 02:45 pm by pj

Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a US District Judge in Florida, has struck down the CDC mask mandate for public transportation, including planes and trains. The judge’s order.... Read More

UF College of Pharmacy, American Pharmacists Association to Offer Test-and-treat Certificate Program

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:51 am by pj

By Matt Splett The University of Florida College of Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association, or APhA, announced a new partnership today that will allow pharmacists.... Read More

Private Equity Ownership of Nursing Homes Triggers Capitol Hill Questions — And a GAO Probe

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:46 am by pj

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News In his State of the Union address last month, President Joe Biden focused attention on how private equity ownership of nursing hom.... Read More

When Symptoms Linger for Weeks, Is It Long Covid?

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:40 am by pj

By Nina Feldman, WHYY, Kaiser Health News  Many Americans are discovering that recovering from covid-19 may take weeks or even months longer than expected, leaving.... Read More

Babies Die as Congenital Syphilis Continues a Decade-Long Surge Across the US

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:14 am by pj

//   By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News For a decade, the number of babies born with syphilis in the U.S. has surged, undeterred. Data released Tue.... Read More

HHS Takes Actions to Promote Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

Apr 11, 2022 at 06:42 pm by pj

CMS Proposed Rule Seeks Feedback on Staffing Standards and Health Equity The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursi.... Read More

American Nurses Association Reveals Top Federal Legislative Priorities

Apr 10, 2022 at 06:13 pm by pj

By LYNNE JETER   Health System Transformation Eclipses Other Issues  The American Nurses Association (ANA) recently unveiled its leading federal legislative prior.... Read More

CMS Finalizes Medicare Coverage Policy for Monoclonal Antibodies Directed Against Amyloid for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Apr 07, 2022 at 05:07 pm by pj

  Decision Follows Robust Stakeholder Input and Creates Pathway for Enhanced Access and Coverage of Drugs that Receive Traditional FDA Approval Today, the Centers for M.... Read More

CMS Returning to Certain Pre-COVID-19 Policies in Long-term Care and Other Facilities

Apr 07, 2022 at 05:04 pm by pj

 Actions continue to protect the health and safety of nursing home residents The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to continue to protec.... Read More

UF Researchers Help Develop Highly Accurate, 30-Second Coronavirus Test

Apr 07, 2022 at 05:00 pm by pj

By Bill Levesque GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With any highly infectious disease, time can be a killer. It is crucial to get a test result for a pathogen quickly, lest someone.... Read More

VyStar Credit Union Launches Everyday Heroes Mortgage Program for Professionals

Apr 07, 2022 at 04:41 pm by pj

  Jacksonville , Florida — VyStar Credit Union announced today the launch of its Everyday Heroes Mortgage Program, which provides a wide variety of benef.... Read More

The End of the Covid Emergency Could Mean a Huge Loss of Health Insurance

Apr 06, 2022 at 09:25 am by pj

By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News If there has been a silver lining to this terrible covid-19 pandemic, it is that the rate of Americans without health insuranc.... Read More

Walmart Health Expands to Florida with Five New Health Centers

Apr 05, 2022 at 11:45 pm by pj

Walmart Health brings accessible, convenient care to Central Floridia    Florida families can now experience convenient access to health care with the opening of f.... Read More

Why Nurses Are Raging and Quitting After the RaDonda Vaught Verdict

Apr 05, 2022 at 11:30 pm by pj

By Brett Kelman and Hannah Norman, Kaiser Health News  Emma Moore felt cornered. At a community health clinic in Portland, Oregon, the 29-year-old nurse.... Read More