North Central Florida Local News

Study Finds 30 Percent of Registered Nurses at Risk for Leaving their Organization

Sep 30, 2021 at 03:27 pm by pj

Flight Risk Analysis of 100,000 U.S.-based healthcare workers underscores the importance of addressing the nurse staffing crisis   BOSTON, September 30, 2021 &mda.... Read More

Biosimilar Drugs Are Cheaper Than Biologics. Are They Similar Enough to Switch?

Sep 28, 2021 at 02:06 pm by pj

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News It took years for Elle Moxley to get a diagnosis that explained her crippling gastrointestinal pain, digestion problems, fa.... Read More

A Daily Pill to Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say

Sep 28, 2021 at 02:00 pm by pj

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Within a day of testing positive for covid-19 in June, Miranda Kelly was sick enough to be scared. At 44, with diabetes and high blo.... Read More

Senior Scam Alert - Keeping our Patients Safe

Sep 28, 2021 at 01:37 pm by pj

  By APRIL BOYKIN   In the medical profession, we frequently field questions, complaints, or even tales of woe from our patients who are victims of fraud. It is e.... Read More

Are we Winning or Losing the FIGHT against Covid-19? 

Sep 28, 2021 at 01:26 pm by pj

  By KEITH W. THOMAS    Tools  “Buildings can be a tool in the fight to control infectious diseases,” said Joseph Allen, director.... Read More

Does Your Practice Need to Start a Blog?

Sep 28, 2021 at 01:11 pm by pj

  By JENNIFER CERNA    Everyone today knows what a blog is. But with so many out there, have you ever wondered, “why should I start a blog?&r.... Read More

But We Have an In-House IT Guy!

Sep 28, 2021 at 01:06 pm by pj

  By JAMES GENTRY   One of our biggest challenges as an IT firm (we are also known as Managed Service Providers, or MSPs) is convincing businesses that they reall.... Read More

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

Study: Cannabis Patients See Improvement in Pain Management, PTSD, and Sleep

Sep 24, 2021 at 01:00 pm by pj

  By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON   A new study involving patients, mostly over 50 years old, shows improvements in the symptoms caused by chronic pain, post-traumatic st.... 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

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