Volusia-Brevard Local News

Legalized Cannabis Linked to Lower Opioid Use and Death Rates

Jan 16, 2020 at 02:45 am by pj

  By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON   A new study published in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Health Economics, analyzed over 1.5 billion opioid prescriptions giv.... Read More

Criticism is not Feedback

Jan 13, 2020 at 10:30 pm by pj

By WENDY SELLERS   Criticism assumes your way is the better way and inhibits the brain from learning. Paying attention to weaknesses smothers the brain. Your brain resp.... Read More

IBM Watson Health™ Names Halifax Health Medical Center a Top Cardiovascular Hospital

Jan 13, 2020 at 09:54 pm by pj

  Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach has been named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United States by IBM Watson Health™. The 50 Top.... Read More

Democrats Press High Court To Make Call On ACA. How It Could Play Out At Polls.

Jan 13, 2020 at 09:33 pm by pj

  Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  You’re forgiven if in the holiday rush you missed the news last month that a federal appeals court in New Orleans once ag.... Read More

CMS Wants Your Opinion on Price Transparency for Insurers

Jan 10, 2020 at 04:50 pm by pj

   Deadline extended to Jan. 29 From the Association of Independent Doctors The Trump Administration has proposed a regulation that would require insurance compan.... Read More

Physicians Society of Central Florida Releases 2020 Legislative Agenda

Jan 09, 2020 at 06:56 pm by pj

  Session convenes January 14   As the 2020 Florida Legislature gets ready to convene, the Physicians Society of Central Florida (PSCF) is supporting a patient-fo.... Read More

Nurturing The Sickest? A Much-Touted Idea Disappoints

Jan 09, 2020 at 04:31 am by pj

  Dan Gorenstein and Leslie Walker, Kaiser Health News  Improving health and lowering costs for the sickest and most expensive patients in America is a dream.... Read More

One on One with Medicare And Medicaid Chief Seema Verma

Jan 09, 2020 at 02:03 am by pj

  Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News    Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, sat down for a rare one-on-one intervi.... Read More

Mobile Clinics to Puerto Rico Prove the Value of Quality Medical Care to Rural Communities

Jan 06, 2020 at 01:56 am by pj

  Up a steep hill from the city center on the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, past the VA hospital that has never re-opened, at the back of a cinderblock housing communi.... Read More

MAT: It's Time

Jan 03, 2020 at 04:46 pm by pj

By COLETTA DORADO The last few months, I have received quite an education on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and why it is considered a best practice in addiction treatme.... Read More

Our Aging Population Needs Regenerative Medicine

Jan 03, 2020 at 03:13 pm by pj

  By QUINTIN L. GUNN, SR.   There is an exciting development in China; Chinese hospitals are starting to sell experimental cell therapies... China is cr.... Read More

Extending ‘Healthspan’: Brain Scientists Tap Into The Secrets Of Living Well Longer

Jan 02, 2020 at 05:14 pm by pj

  Sharon Jayson, Kaiser Health News Retired state employees Vickey Benford, 63, and Joan Caldwell, 61, are Golden Rollers, a group of the over-50 set that gets out on a.... Read More

A Reality Check On Artificial Intelligence: Are Health Care Claims Overblown?

Jan 02, 2020 at 05:05 pm by pj

  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News   Health products powered by artificial intelligence, or AI, are streaming into our lives, from virtual doctor apps to wearable se.... Read More

Being a Long-Distance Caregiver Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful

Dec 27, 2019 at 02:26 am by pj

By CLAIRE WENTZ     Are you a long distance caregiver to an elderly parent or relative? Being a caregiver can be exhausting, and if you live far away from your lov.... Read More

Vaccinations and Screenings for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

Dec 26, 2019 at 06:20 pm by pj

  By SRINIVAS SEELA, MD; DR. AMISH PATEL; RITHVIK SEELA   Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at an increased risk for developing&nb.... Read More

Texas Law Highlights Dilemma Over Care For Patients With No Hope Of Survival

Dec 25, 2019 at 10:51 pm by pj

Charlotte Huff, Kaiser Health News FORT WORTH, Texas ― Critically ill Tinslee Lewis ― a Fort Worth baby embroiled in a dispute between her family and a hospital over whether.... Read More

Electronic Health Records Creating A ‘New Era’ Of Health Care Fraud

Dec 25, 2019 at 10:08 pm by pj

The federal government funneled billions in subsidies to software vendors who overstated or deceived the government about what their products could do, according to whistleblo.... Read More

Reports Of Patients’ Deaths Linked To Heart Devices Lurk Below Radar

Dec 25, 2019 at 09:21 pm by pj

    Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News The Food and Drug Administration continues to file thousands of reports of patients’ deaths related to medical devi.... Read More

Voice Your Opinion on CMS rule to Weaken Stark Law

Dec 21, 2019 at 09:12 pm by pj

Open comment period closes Dec. 31   The Administration is seeking comment from the public and health professionals on a proposed regulation that could signficantly imp.... Read More

Medical Malpractice Arbitration Cap Upheld

Dec 19, 2019 at 04:02 pm by pj

  On Wednesday, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal upheld the constitutionality of a damage cap in medical malpractice cases tied to an arbitration system..... Read More