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  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 17, 2019

    IN 2019, HEALTH CARE EXPANSION IS NAME OF THE GAME

    One of the most visible changes in Central Florida's health-care scene this year is Florida Hospital's name change. Over the next few...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 17, 2019

    FREE HEPATITIS A VACCINES OFFERED AT SEMINOLE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

    Central Florida is experiencing a spike in the number of hepatitis A infections, mostly among people who are homeless and use drugs,...

    Vaccination, Hepatitis, Drugs
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 17, 2019

    FLORIDA DOCTORS MAY AVOID REVEALING PAST MENTAL HEALTH AND DRUG ABUSE ISSUES

    TALLAHASSEE - Before being licensed in Florida, doctors have to divulge their own medical histories to the state, including whether...

    Drugs
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 17, 2019

    ORANGE COUNTY JAIL VACCINATES INMATES AFTER 4 TEST POSITIVE FOR HEPATITIS A

    Orange County Jail officials are working to vaccinate all 2,600 inmates after four tested positive for hepatitis A, jail spokeswoman...

    Vaccination, Hepatitis
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 16, 2019

    GRACE MEDICAL HOME MOVING TO LARGER BUILDING, ADDING DENTAL CARE FOR UNINSURED

    Grace Medical Home, one of the main care providers for Orange County's uninsured population, is getting a new home. By early summer,...

    Dental
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 15, 2019

    WHY IS EXERCISE GOOD FOR YOU? RESEARCHERS AT ADVENTHEALTH IN ORLANDO HOPE TO FIND CLUES

    Researchers at AdventHealth in Orlando soon will start recruiting volunteers for what's considered the largest federally-funded study...

    Diabetes
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 14, 2019

    UCF SCIENTISTS' HUMAN-ON-A-CHIP TECHNOLOGY COULD ONE DAY REPLACE ANIMAL STUDIES

    Researchers at the University of Central Florida continue to push forward the field of human-on-a-chip technology, showing in a new...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 11, 2019

    ORLANDO MAGIC PARTNER WITH VIOLET DEFENSE TO FIGHT GERMS IN LOCKER ROOMS

    The Orlando Magic are deploying germ-killing U.V. machines in their facilities in partnership with the local company Violet Defense...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 11, 2019

    WALMART, SAM'S CLUB TO HOST FREE WELLNESS EVENTS ON SATURDAY

    You can get free health screening, low-cost immunizations and a chance to speak with health professionals on Saturday, Jan. 12, at...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 11, 2019

    ORLANDO HEALTH HIRING NURSES

    Orlando Health is seeking experienced registered nurses and graduate nurses for day and night shifts in various departments including...

    Neurology
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 11, 2019

    AS HIV AND OVERDOSES SOAR, ORLANDO DESERVES ACCESS TO NEEDLE EXCHANGE | COMMENTARY

    While HIV rates in the U.S. have declined over the last decade, Orlando still sees precipitous increases in this deadly infection....

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 9, 2019

    CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL HOSPITAL NAMES NEW CEO

    Trey Abshier is Central Florida Regional Hospital's new CEO, replacing Wendy Brandon who was selected in September to lead UCF's new...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 9, 2019

    FLORIDA AGAIN LEADS NATION IN ACA SIGNUPS; NUMBERS HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR

    Florida once again led the nation in Affordable Care Act sign-ups, making up about 20 percent of all enrollments in the federal insurance...

    Plan
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 9, 2019

    HOSPICE DOCTORS SEEK EXEMPTION FROM DRUG DATABASE

    TALLAHASSEE -- Less than a year after the Florida Legislature passed a sweeping bill that requires physicians to check a statewide...

    Drugs
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 8, 2019

    AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS IN ORLANDO

    The American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers who can take patients to and from their medical appointments. The organization's...

    Cancer
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 8, 2019

    FLORIDA FREEZES PAYMENTS FOR SOME AUTISM PROVIDERS

    The state has frozen payments to some providers who treat children with autism while it tries to ferret out fraudulent activity, but...

    Lifting
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 7, 2019

    LEARNING TO LIVE WITH CPAP MACHINE TO TREAT SLEEP APNEA NOT AN EASY ADJUSTMENT | COMMENTARY

    My grandfather snored like a walrus with a head cold. If you watched the exterior of that Pennsylvania farmhouse at night, you could...

    Sleep, Cold
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 5, 2019

    PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HURRICANE COVERAGE COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH, STUDY FINDS

    Prolonged exposure to hurricane coverage may be hazardous to your mental health, according to a newly released study of nearly 1,500...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 5, 2019

    DESANTIS TAPS MARY MAYHEW TO LEAD FLORIDA HEALTH AGENCY

    Mary Mayhew, director of the nation's Medicaid program, is resigning after three months on the job to become Florida's top health regulator,...

    Senior
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jan 3, 2019

    NEWLY RENAMED ADVENTHEALTH ANNOUNCES GRANT OF UP TO $500K FOR HOUSING HOMELESS

    AdventHealth - the new name for Florida Hospital - marked its rebranding debut Wednesday with fresh signs and logos as well as the...

    Hospital