Latest Florida DOH COVID-19 Information and Updates

Apr 02, 2020 at 02:00 am by pj

  Click here for up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 with the Florida Department of Health     Click here for the Florida COVID-19 Data and Surv.... Read More

COVID-19: Finding Calm Amongst the Chaos

Apr 02, 2020 at 01:00 am by pj

  By VINTEE NARANG, MD  As a community, we find ourselves to be under a great deal of pressure these days. As healthcare workers, we are in the forefront of this b.... Read More

What Takes So Long? A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Steps Involved In COVID-19 Testing

Mar 31, 2020 at 02:15 am by pj

 (Dan DeLong for KHN) Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  After a slow start, testing for COVID-19 has ramped up in recent weeks, with giant commercial labs jumping.... Read More

Physicians Fear For Their Families As They Battle Coronavirus With Too Little Armor

Mar 31, 2020 at 02:11 am by pj

Dr. Jessica Kiss has had just one N95 respirator mask since March 16, when she got a box of five for her practice from a physician friend.  (KHN Illustration/Lynne Shal.... Read More

Help Wanted: Retired Doctors And Nurses Don Scrubs Again In Coronavirus Fight

Mar 31, 2020 at 01:58 am by pj

(iStock/Getty Images)   Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Laura Benson retired from nursing in 2018, but this week she reported for work again in New Rochelle, New Y.... Read More

Position Statement Highlights Importance of Sleep for Physician Self-care

Mar 30, 2020 at 04:26 pm by pj

  Physician burnout is a significantly underappreciated public safety issue, and sleep loss is often overlooked as a contributing factor, according to a new positio.... Read More

AMA Offers Guidance to Retired Physicians During COVID-19  

Mar 30, 2020 at 10:57 am by pj

    “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians over the age of 65 will provide care to patients. Whether ‘senior’ physicians should be on.... Read More

THC Showing More Benefits Than Previously Known

Mar 30, 2020 at 02:45 am by pj

  By Michael C. Patterson   Cannabis is now legal for medical purposes in 33 states and adult use is legal in 11 states. With more states legalizing cannabis, the.... Read More

Ethical Challenges During a Pandemic

Mar 30, 2020 at 01:56 am by pj

  No one wants to find themselves in a position of resource shortages when caring for patients under any circumstances, but in the face of a pandemic, the potential is c.... Read More

Shortfall Of Comfort Care Signals Undue Suffering For Coronavirus Patients

Mar 26, 2020 at 08:52 pm by pj

DigitalVision/Getty Images Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News  For Jill Hofstede, whose 90-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease, news about the coronavirus become.... Read More

Some States Are Reporting Incomplete COVID-19 Results, Blurring The Full Picture

Mar 26, 2020 at 08:04 pm by pj

  Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News , Dan DeLong for KHN   Several states are reporting only positive COVID-19 test results from private labs, a practice that.... Read More

Medical Coalition Advocates for Converting Operating Rooms to ICUs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Mar 26, 2020 at 02:25 am by pj

  Operating Room Anesthesia Machines to be Adapted as Ventilators   COVIDvent, a Nationwide coalition of anesthesiologists, healthcare providers, and others worki.... Read More

Community Health Centers - COVID Update 3/25/2020

Mar 25, 2020 at 09:45 am by pj

  COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INC. – COVID-19 UPDATE – MARCH 25, 2020   WINTER GARDEN – Community Health Centers (CHC) continues to monitor t.... Read More

Does Everyone Over 60 Need To Take The Same Coronavirus Precautions?

Mar 24, 2020 at 04:19 pm by pj

(iStock/Getty Images)   Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News She knew it wasn’t a good idea and her daughter would disapprove. Nonetheless, Barbara Figge Fox, 79, r.... Read More

CDC Coronavirus Testing Decision Likely To Haunt Nation For Months To Come

Mar 24, 2020 at 04:12 pm by pj

 (Dan DeLong for KHN)   Rachana Pradhan,  Kaiser Health News As the novel coronavirus snaked its way across the globe, the Centers for Disease Control and Pr.... Read More

AMA Resources Available to Physicians to Navigate COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 21, 2020 at 11:01 pm by pj

  CHICAGO – To assist physicians on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) today highlighted the latest, comprehensive re.... Read More

Amid Pandemic, Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable Seniors Living At Home

Mar 20, 2020 at 12:00 am by pj

  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Close down group meals for seniors. Cancel social gatherings. The directive, from the Illinois Department on Aging, sent shock wave.... Read More

Non-Compliance with Pain Management or Substance Abuse Treatment/Programs: Could it be an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)?

Mar 19, 2020 at 11:42 pm by pj

  By MICHAEL SAMOGALA, RN   As we know from multiple sources published over decades, many addictive substances act in the brain to produce their euphoric effects,.... Read More

Laser Therapy for The Treatment of Lymphedema and Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Mar 19, 2020 at 07:51 pm by pj

By DR. NILMA ELIAS SANTIAGO   In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about the benefits and efficacy of photobiomodulation, also known as low-level laser.... Read More

A View From The Front Lines Of California’s COVID-19 Battle

Mar 19, 2020 at 07:29 pm by pj

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)   Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News On Tuesday, Dr. Jeanne Noble devoted time between patient visits to hanging clear 2-gallon.... Read More