Volusia-Brevard Local News

Leapfrog Safety Grades for Central Florida Hospitals

Nov 29, 2021 at 01:45 pm by pj

For the first time, hospitals graded on post-operative sepsis, kidney injury, and blood leakage    The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employer.... Read More

Black Tech Founders Want to Change the Culture of Health Care, One Click at a Time

Nov 29, 2021 at 11:46 am by pj

  By Cara Anthony, Kaiser Health News When Ashlee Wisdom launched an early version of her health and wellness website, more than 34,000 users — most of them.... Read More

Patients Went Into the Hospital for Care. After Testing Positive There for Covid, Some Never Came Out.

Nov 29, 2021 at 11:39 am by pj

  By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News They went into hospitals with heart attacks, kidney failure or in a psychiatric crisis. They left with covid-19 —.... Read More

Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Jobs from Vaccine Mandates

Nov 25, 2021 at 09:24 am by pj

Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson to sign legislation that will protect Floridians from losing their jobs d.... Read More

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Announces New In-Patient Unit

Nov 24, 2021 at 11:57 am by pj

  Partnership with Courtenay Springs Village expands nonprofit’s reach to central Brevard, Merritt Island, and the beaches   TITUSVILLE - St. Francis R.... Read More

UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus

Nov 23, 2021 at 10:18 am by pj

By Bill Levesque   The novel coronavirus is doing what viruses do — in fact, what all life does. It’s mutating and creating new variants. This is evolution.... Read More

UF, Scripps Research Green-light Integration for Florida Science Powerhouse

Nov 23, 2021 at 10:12 am by pj

The University of Florida and California-based Scripps Research have signed a definitive agreement to welcome the Florida branch of the science powerhouse into the research ar.... Read More

Becerra Says Surprise Billing Rules Force Doctors Who Overcharge to Accept Fair Prices

Nov 23, 2021 at 10:01 am by pj

  By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News    Overpriced doctors and other medical providers who can’t charge a reasonable rate for their services.... Read More

Success of Covid Antiviral Pills Hinges on Access to Speedy and Accurate Tests

Nov 23, 2021 at 09:57 am by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  Within a few weeks, perhaps before many Americans finish decorating for the holidays, the U.S. could have access to a.... Read More

Schools, Pediatricians Look to Make Up Lost Ground on Non-Covid Vaccinations

Nov 23, 2021 at 09:46 am by pj

  By Kate Ruder, Kaiser Health News WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Melissa Blatzer was determined to get her three children caught up on their routine immunizations on.... Read More

Orlando Medical News Sales Welcomes Kyle Fleckenstein

Nov 23, 2021 at 07:30 am by pj

Kyle Fleckenstein has 20 years of B2B interaction in sales. He is highly customer-focused and enjoys helping agencies (or companies) grow their market share by providing timel.... Read More

Two Common Compounds Show Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Virus in Early Testing

Nov 22, 2021 at 08:02 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE —  A pair of over-the-counter compounds has been found in preliminary tests to inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19, University.... Read More

OMNI Healthcare Offering Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J Covid-19 Booster Vaccine to All Adults at Walk-in Clinic and All OMNI Offices

Nov 22, 2021 at 06:06 pm by pj

MELBOURNE -  In light of recent news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have expanded eligibility for C.... Read More

From a Medical Resident for Florida Residents: Why Primary Care?

Nov 19, 2021 at 11:25 am by pj

What is a primary care physician? Why is a primary care physician so important? How can I go about making sure that I am being seen by my primary care physician as often as po.... Read More

Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Nov 17, 2021 at 05:38 pm by pj

On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes updates on policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physici.... Read More

FDA, NIH, and 15 Private Organizations Join Forces to Increase Effective Gene Therapies for Rare Diseases

Nov 17, 2021 at 05:12 pm by pj

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, 10 pharmaceutical companies and five non-profit organizations have partnered to accelerate developmen.... Read More

CMS Physician Payment Rule Promotes Greater Access to Telehealth Services, Diabetes Prevention Programs

Nov 17, 2021 at 04:24 pm by pj

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing actions that will advance its strategic commitment to drive innovation to support health equity and high q.... Read More

Going Beyond Marketing Basics for Your Practice

Nov 17, 2021 at 04:06 pm by pj

By SCOTT RICHARDS If you are reading this, it is because you care about putting forth the effort needed to create success for your brand and medical practice. This is because.... Read More

Congressional Doctors Lead Bipartisan Revolt Over Policy on Surprise Medical Bills

Nov 17, 2021 at 03:48 pm by pj

By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News The detente that allowed Congress to pass a law curbing surprise medical bills has disintegrated, with a bipartisan group of 152.... Read More

As Big Pharma and Hospitals Battle Over Drug Discounts, Patients Miss Out on Millions in Benefits

Nov 17, 2021 at 03:42 pm by pj

By Sarah Jane Tribble and Emily Featherston, InvestigateTV, Kaiser Health News In early July, as the covid-19 pandemic slammed rural America, the preside.... Read More