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‘Tainted’ Blood: Covid Skeptics Request Blood Transfusions From Unvaccinated Donors

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:33 pm by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  The nation’s roiling tensions over vaccination against covid-19 have spilled into an unexpected arena: lifesavin.... Read More

The Newest Disease Detection Tool for Covid and Beyond: Poop

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:26 pm by pj

By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News  Since reopening campus at the University of California-San Diego last summer, university officials have relied on th.... Read More

AMA Announces CPT Code Set Ready for Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

Aug 16, 2021 at 09:31 pm by pj

New administration codes effective now for third doses of Pfizer and Modern COVID-19 vaccineCHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the Curr.... Read More

New Survey Report Details Coronavirus Pandemic's Negative Impact on Physicians

Aug 16, 2021 at 08:15 pm by pj

Physicians report reduced income, increased burnout, and heightened mental health concerns over past year of the pandemic.   ANALYSIS  |  BY CHRISTO.... Read More

Gov. DeSantis Announces Additional Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Center at Camping World Stadium

Aug 16, 2021 at 05:07 pm by pj

In an effort to reduce hospital admissions throughout Central Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday, an additional center providing Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatme.... Read More

UF Health Team Develops Technique to Conserve Oxygen During Acute Shortages

Aug 16, 2021 at 02:20 pm by pj

By Leah Buletti As COVID-19 ravaged India and Indonesia this spring and summer, supplemental oxygen supplies became critically scarce. For some families, that meant exhaustin.... Read More

Pfizer CEO to Public: Just Trust Us on the Covid Booster

Aug 15, 2021 at 03:07 pm by pj

By Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News  Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was confident in June about the ability of his company’s vaccine to protect against the hi.... Read More

OMNI Healthcare Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic Open for Walk-ins; All OMNI Offices Now Administering Coronavirus Booster Vaccines 

Aug 13, 2021 at 04:34 pm by pj

  MELBOURNE - OMNI Healthcare is accepting walk-ins for the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine and Booster shots at its mass vaccination clinic located on the second flo.... Read More

Public Favors Masks in Classrooms but Balks at Mandating Vaccinations for Students

Aug 13, 2021 at 02:13 am by pj

  By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News As the spread of the delta variant threatens the safety of classrooms, a poll released Wednesday found nearly two-thirds.... Read More

DeSantis’ Executive Order Misleading on Lack of Scientific Support for Masking in Schools

Aug 13, 2021 at 02:01 am by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent guidance on students and masking “lacks.... Read More

Getting a Covid Vaccine During Pregnancy Even More Urgent as ICU Beds Fill Up

Aug 13, 2021 at 01:41 am by pj

  By Ashley Lopez, KUT, Kaiser Health News  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is doubling down on its recommendation that people who are pregnant.... Read More

Florida Rare Disease Advisory Council to Address Challenges of Rare Disease Community

Aug 11, 2021 at 05:35 pm by pj

By JHOANNY CARDENAS   Just over six years ago, my family changed forever. What began as a conversation about a possible learning disability for my son would instead ent.... Read More

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Announces New In-Patient Hospice Center

Aug 10, 2021 at 06:51 am by pj

Centrally located 10-bed unit scheduled to open at Melbourne Regional Medical Center in January 2022   TITUSVILLE – St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care ha.... Read More

Surgeons Cash In on Stakes in Private Medical Device Companies

Aug 10, 2021 at 06:26 am by pj

  By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Several orthopedic surgeons who invested in Renovis Surgical Technologies made big money when a Japanese technology giant sna.... Read More

Déjà Vu? Consumers Scramble for Covid Tests in Hard-Hit Areas

Aug 10, 2021 at 06:13 am by pj

  By Phil Galewitz and Rachel Bluth and Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News Andrea Mosterman, an associate professor of history at the.... Read More

Clarity on Covid Count: Pandemic’s Toll on Seniors Extended Well Beyond Nursing Homes

Aug 10, 2021 at 06:06 am by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News As covid-19 resurges across the country, driven by the highly infectious delta variant, experts are extending our understand.... Read More

Helping Patients Overcome the Mental Health Stigma

Aug 10, 2021 at 05:16 am by pj

By APRIL BOYKIN As we have seen recently with athletes and celebrities, the stigma around mental illness is shifting, but it is still one of the most significant reasons peop.... Read More

How Addressing Financial Health Will Help Florida Healthcare Workers Get Through Pandemic

Aug 09, 2021 at 11:13 am by pj

By KERRI SISSON, DANIEL BRYANT and HEATHER GARBERS   As far back as 2011, the Orlando hospital today known as AdventHealth was receiving kudos for its wellness program,.... Read More

COVID Patient Influx Requires Parrish Medical Center to Activate its Overflow Tent

Aug 06, 2021 at 11:10 pm by pj

 TITUSVILLE — Our top priority is always the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, and employees. Today, Parrish Medical Center had to activate its overf.... Read More

Florida Association of ACOs Announces Strategic Partnership with RX2Live

Aug 04, 2021 at 06:22 pm by pj

Florida Association of ACOs (FLAACOs), a ValueH organization and one of the leading voices for value-based care, announced today a partnership with RX2Live Florida, a top medi.... Read More