Volusia-Brevard Local News

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Aug 09, 2020 at 10:00 am by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 532,806 Total resident deaths: 8,186 Total Hospitalizations: 30,505 New resid.... Read More

 Volusia County Medical Society Fatty Liver and Cirrhosis Event 

Aug 07, 2020 at 10:39 am by pj

    "Practical Management and Nutrition in Fatty Liver and Cirrhosis"  Tuesday, August 18, 2020  6:00 PM ET  Featured Speaker...  Andreas G.... Read More

Robotic Surgery in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Aug 06, 2020 at 04:52 pm by pj

  By DR. ELISA MARIA BIANCHI   Each year in the United States about 150,00 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed and approximately 53,000 Americans will di.... Read More

America’s Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine

Aug 06, 2020 at 04:26 pm by pj

 (Lynne Shallcross/KHN illustration; Getty Images) Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News  For a world crippled by the coronavirus, salvation hinges on a vaccine. But i.... Read More

Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19

Aug 06, 2020 at 04:16 pm by pj

(Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)   By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients wit.... Read More

Research from AMA, Pew Charitable Trusts Identifies Barriers to Combatting Antibiotic Resistance in Outpatient Settings

Aug 06, 2020 at 03:52 pm by pj

  As antibiotic resistance poses a growing threat to public health across the globe, new research published from the American Medical Association (AMA) and The Pew Chari.... Read More

COVID-19 Impact: 43% of Patients Apprehensive about Going Back to See a Healthcare Provider In Person Until Fall

Aug 06, 2020 at 03:42 pm by pj

DocASAP, the industry's most advanced patient access and engagement platform for health systems, health plans and physician groups, has announced the results of its “Tel.... Read More

Administration Proposes to Expand Telehealth Benefits Permanently for Medicare Beneficiaries Beyond the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Aug 04, 2020 at 07:27 pm by pj

  Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule would make permanent certain telehealth and workforce flexibilities provided during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and impro.... Read More

What Seniors Can Expect as Their New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World

Aug 04, 2020 at 02:48 pm by pj

(ilyaliren/Getty Images)   By Bruce Horovitz, Kaiser Health News Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is rout.... Read More

What are Your Patients Thinking? Avoiding Care During the Pandemic Could Mean Life or Death

Aug 04, 2020 at 02:44 pm by pj

(Thomas Barwick/Getty Images)   By John M. Glionna, Kaiser Health News These days, Los Angeles acting teacher Deryn Warren balances her pain with her fear. She&rs.... Read More

Embraer Announces the Phenom 300MED, a Unique Light Jet Medevac Solution 

Aug 04, 2020 at 12:19 pm by pj

  Melbourne FL - Embraer has announced the Phenom 300MED, a unique Medevac solution for Phenom 300 series aircraft, which is also available for retrofit, throu.... Read More

Fauci Unfazed as Scientists Rely on Unproven Methods to Create COVID Vaccines

Aug 03, 2020 at 02:13 pm by pj

(Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images)   By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  With millions of lives on the line, researchers have been working at an un.... Read More

Groundbreaking Technology Allows ‘Dead’ Hearts to be Transplanted; Gives Hope to Nation’s Organ Shortage

Aug 01, 2020 at 10:02 pm by pj

  AdventHealth Transplant Institute is the first in Florida to use technology that will greatly expand the donor pool for those needing a transplant.     Th.... Read More

CMS Updates Medicare Payment Policies for Several Types of Healthcare Providers

Aug 01, 2020 at 12:27 am by pj

Three final rules will strengthen Medicare program The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is finalizing three Medicare payment rules that further advance our.... Read More

Employers Requiring COVID Liability Waivers as Conflict Mounts Over Workplace Safety

Jul 30, 2020 at 12:41 pm by pj

(Photo by Lindsey Nicholson via Getty Images)   By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News After spending a May day preparing her classroom to reopen for preschoolers, A.... Read More

Public Health Experts Fear a Hasty FDA Signoff on Vaccine

Jul 30, 2020 at 12:26 pm by pj

(KHN illustration/Getty Images)    By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News The vaccine trial that Vice President Mike Pence kicked off in Miami on Monday gives t.... Read More

The COVID-19 Downturn Triggers Jump in Medicaid Enrollment

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:53 pm by pj

(KHN illustration/Getty Images)   By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Reversing a three-year decline, the number of people covered by Medicaid nationwide rose ma.... Read More

The Color of COVID: Will Vaccine Trials Reflect America’s Diversity?

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:43 pm by pj

 (Lynne Shallcross/KHN illustration; Getty Images)   By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News When U.S. scientists launch the first large-scale clinical trials f.... Read More

Last Thing Patients Need During Pandemic: Being Last to Know a Doctor Left Network

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:37 pm by pj

(KHN Illustration/Getty Images)   By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News NEW YORK — As the coronavirus spread silently through New York City early this yea.... Read More

With DACA Ruling, Did Supreme Court Grant Trump New Powers To Reshape Health Care?

Jul 28, 2020 at 02:32 pm by pj

 (Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via Getty Images)   By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump came into office vowing to.... Read More