North Central Florida Local News

Orlando Health Receives 14 National Recognitions from American Heart Association

Sep 24, 2021 at 02:05 pm by pj

  Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health South Lake Hospital and Bayfro nt Health St. Petersburg were aw.... Read More

Osceola Regional Medical Center Hosts First Annual Mental Health Summit for First Responders

Sep 24, 2021 at 02:01 pm by pj

  WHAT:  On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Osceola Regional Medical Center, an HCA Healthcare North Florida Division – Orlando Market hospital invites all fi.... Read More

Ransomware is Rampant: Is Your Healthcare Business Safe?

Sep 23, 2021 at 10:20 pm by pj

While a host of protective measures can limit the risk, outsourcing to an expert third party cybersecurity firm may be the safest option   By Eric Brackett .... Read More

Nemours Children’s Health Specialists to Offer Webinar: What Parents Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

Sep 23, 2021 at 03:43 pm by pj

    With news from Pfizer that data from its clinical trials on children 5 to 11 will soon go before the FDA for approval, Nemours Children’s Health spe.... Read More

Reconnecting with Connections Post-Pandemic

Sep 23, 2021 at 01:15 pm by pj

Thousands of conferences and tradeshows were postponed and rebooked as virtual events or were cancelled in 2020 and early 2021 due to the pandemic. While video call presentati.... Read More

Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Burnout

Sep 22, 2021 at 01:36 pm by pj

By CRAIG NEWMAN  Provider burnout is a familiar issue for many in the healthcare industry. Healthcare organizations routinely seek to develop strategies that protect the.... Read More

Audrey Gregory Named President and CEO for AdventHealth in Flagler, Lake and Volusia Counties

Sep 22, 2021 at 11:50 am by pj

Gregory joins AdventHealth from Detroit Medical Center.   Audrey Gregory, Ph.D., has been named president/CEO for AdventHealth in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties. Gr.... Read More

Will ‘Dr. Disinformation’ Ever Face the Music?

Sep 22, 2021 at 06:43 am by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News   Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that covid-19 “was a planned operation” and sh.... Read More

Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Sep 22, 2021 at 06:33 am by pj

  By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  Eighteen months into the covid-19 pandemic, with the delta variant fueling a massive resurgence of disease, many hospitals.... Read More

UF Health Allergist Says No Reason Past Allergies Should Dissuade People from COVID-19 Vaccination

Sep 21, 2021 at 10:37 pm by pj

By Bill Levesque Getting a vaccination against COVID-19 makes sense for just about everybody. Vaccines remain highly effective in preventing infection, severe disease and hos.... Read More

Sharp Decreases in Opioid Prescribing and Increases in Drug-Related Overdose and Death

Sep 21, 2021 at 12:51 pm by pj

  The American Medical Association (AMA) has issued a report showing a 44.4 percent decrease in opioid prescribing nationwide in the past decade. At the same t.... Read More

AdventHealth Ocala Achieves National Distinction of Excellence for HeartCARE by the American College of Cardiology  

Sep 20, 2021 at 02:08 pm by pj

  AdventHealth Ocala has achieved the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) HeartCARE Center™ National Distinction of Excellence, the organization’s h.... Read More

We’re Still in This Together: Resources to Help Identify a Mental Health Crisis 

Sep 15, 2021 at 06:55 pm by pj

  By REBECCA LEININGER    In 2021, it feels a lot like we’re trying to put together the pieces of what used to be “normal” &.... Read More

Am I Getting Fired? How to Handle Meetings with Your Facility’s Attorney

Sep 15, 2021 at 06:52 pm by pj

  By MEGAN NELSON, ESQ.   You just got off the phone with your hospital's risk manager, who has asked you to speak with the hospital's attorney about a patient yo.... Read More

Marion County DOH Continues Third Covid Vaccinations for Immunocompromised as Cases Begin Declining

Sep 15, 2021 at 04:38 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

Nemours Children’s Health Officially Launches New Brand to Advance Children’s Health

Sep 15, 2021 at 04:10 pm by pj

  “Well Beyond Medicine” reflects focus on whole child health philosophy   Nemours Children's Health has officially launched the new brand reflecting.... Read More

Recovery Options are Changing – New Information for Healthcare Workers, Patients  

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:53 am by pj

  By Rich Jones, MA, MBA, LCAS, SAP   Physicians treat patients all the time who have illnesses related to substance use disorders (SUD)s. High blood pressure, st.... Read More

UF Health Expert Discusses COVID-19 Booster Shots

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:28 am by pj

By Doug Bennett As the delta variant of the coronavirus persists, federal officials are urgently studying the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccin.... Read More

Biden Releases a New Plan to Combat Covid, but Experts Say There’s Still a Ways to Go

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:18 am by pj

By Victoria Knight and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Promise: “I’m never going to raise the white flag and surrender. We’re going to beat.... Read More

Justice Department Targets Data Mining in Medicare Advantage Fraud Case

Sep 15, 2021 at 10:14 am by pj

  By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News  The Justice Department has accused an upstate New York health insurance plan for seniors and its medical analytics comp.... Read More