North Central Florida Local News

Department of Health in Marion County Provides COVID-19 Testing Update

Oct 15, 2021 at 03:06 pm by pj

Because of a reduction in the demand for COVID-19 testing, Statlab Mobile, a COVID-19 mobile clinical testing service, will no longer offer free drive-through testing at.... Read More

HCA Healthcare North Florida Division – Orlando Market to Host “Crush The Crisis” Opioid Take Back on October 23

Oct 14, 2021 at 07:03 pm by pj

  HCA Healthcare North Florida Division announced today that six of their facilities in the Orlando Market are hosting opioid take back events on Saturday, October 23, t.... Read More

The Deadline to Claim the ERC is December 31, 2021

Oct 14, 2021 at 10:32 am by dcovell

By Dan Covell The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES ACT was enacted in April 2020. The Employee Retention Credit (ERC), under the CAR.... Read More

Vaccine Hesitancy, the Psychology Behind the Confusion

Oct 13, 2021 at 05:36 pm by pj

By MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D   Today 56.3 percent of adults in Florida have received the full COVID vaccine, and 66 percent have received one dose (OurWorldInData.or.... Read More

‘Are You Going to Keep Me Safe?’ Hospital Workers Sound Alarm on Rising Violence

Oct 13, 2021 at 05:28 pm by pj

  By Bram Sable-Smith and Andy Miller, Kaiser Health News The San Leandro Hospital emergency department, where nurse Mawata Kamara works, went into.... Read More

Healthcare Provider Hiring Event in Winter Garden

Oct 13, 2021 at 04:28 pm by pj

  Saturday, November 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Community Health Centers, Inc. is hosting a healthcare provider hiring event for various position.... Read More

COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at First Baptist Church of Ocala

Oct 13, 2021 at 04:01 pm by pj

OCALA —A free COVID-19 testing site has opened at First Baptist Church of Ocala to provide additional extended-hours testing opportunities in Marion County The new test.... Read More

A Hidden Resource for Medical Professionals: Pre-Planning Advisors

Oct 12, 2021 at 04:08 pm by pj

By TEE ROGERS   As a medical professional, the families you work with are sometimes facing the imminent loss of a loved one and many are making end-of-life decisions. B.... Read More

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

Oct 10, 2021 at 01:01 am by pj

By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News  Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a University of California-Irvine psychiatry professor, felt he didn’t need to be vaccinated against.... Read More

AMA Recognizes Health Systems that Care for the Caregivers

Oct 07, 2021 at 10:27 am by pj

AMA recognizes Orlando Health   As half of health care workers report burnout amid COVID-19, AMA acknowledges achievements that improve joy in medicine The American Me.... Read More

OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard: What Healthcare Employers Need to Know

Oct 06, 2021 at 07:12 pm by pj

By MEGAN R. HEIDEN   On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a set of emergency temporary standards addressing the manner i.... Read More

Major Insurers Running Billions of Dollars Behind on Payments to Hospitals and Doctors

Oct 06, 2021 at 06:41 pm by pj

By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News    Anthem Blue Cross, the country’s second-biggest health insurance company, is behind on billions of dollars in paym.... Read More

What Physicians Need to Know about Engaged Aftercare Treatment

Oct 05, 2021 at 01:24 pm by pj

Rich Jones, MA, MBA, LCAS, SAP   Early dropout from drug treatment continues to be a widespread problem, limiting overall treatment effectiveness, increasing the li.... Read More

Student Nurses Who Refuse Vaccination Struggle to Complete Degrees

Oct 05, 2021 at 11:52 am by pj

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Kaitlyn Hevner expects to complete a 15-month accelerated nursing program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in D.... Read More

Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

Oct 05, 2021 at 10:07 am by pj

By Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News Rural Americans are dying of covid at more than twice the rate of their urban counterparts — a divide that health experts say.... Read More

Physicians Society of Central Florida Expresses Continued Need to Mandate Masks in Schools

Oct 04, 2021 at 07:18 pm by pj

  Launches Online Tool to Assist the Community   ORLANDO – Based on updated data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to.... Read More

Marion County Covid Positivity Rate Falls Below 10 Percent for the First Time Since July

Oct 04, 2021 at 07:04 pm by pj

  OCALA —The Department of Health in Marion County continues to offer the third shot of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to Marion County’s immunocompromised.... Read More

Florida Renal Association Free Educational Webinar

Oct 04, 2021 at 10:25 am by pj

AdventHealth Expands Emergency Care into Belleview Community

Oct 03, 2021 at 12:36 am by pj

  AdventHealth Belleview ER will be the hospital system’s second standalone emergency room (ER) in Marion County.     Leaders at AdventHealth cut.... Read More

Administration Advances Key Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

Oct 03, 2021 at 12:31 am by pj

  Rule Adds Patient Protections Against Surprise Medical Billing and Outlines the Process for Health Insurance Issuers and Providers to Determine Costs Under the No Surp.... Read More