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  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 22, 2018

    HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN DINERS AFTER HEPATITIS A IDENTIFIED IN ORLANDO RESTAURANT WORKER

    The Department of Health is warning customers who visited a Disney Springs restaurant earlier this month to monitor their health after...

    Hepatitis, Food
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 21, 2018

    ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT: MORE FLORIDIANS SIGN UP IN FIRST THREE WEEKS THAN ANY OTHER STATE

    Nearly half a million Floridians signed up for an ACA plan during the first three weeks of open enrollment, more than any other state...

    Plan
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 21, 2018

    ORLANDO HEALTH VENTURES INVESTS IN GAUSS SURGICAL TO BETTER TRACK BLEEDING DURING CHILD DELIVERY

    For the past month, labor and delivery nurses at Winnie Palmer Hospital have been using a new tool to help them keep an eye on the...

    Mom, Hospital, Eye, Child
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 21, 2018

    STATE'S FIRST DENGUE CASE CONFIRMED IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

    Health officials in Florida have confirmed the state's first case of dengue. The Florida Health Department of Health on Monday said...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 20, 2018

    RETIRED OFFICER SURVIVED HEART FAILURE, STROKES AND HEART TRANSPLANT, THEN RETURNED TO FLORIDA HOSPITAL TO GIVE THANKS

    Retired officer Tom Morrarty was in critical heart failure last Thanksgiving when he was hospitalized at Florida Hospital Orlando....

    Stroke, Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 20, 2018

    SEMINOLE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO STUDY PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS OF SENIORS

    The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is hoping to better understand the role of public health in improving the well-being...

    Senior
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 20, 2018

    STATE OF FLORIDA FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST WALGREENS, CVS FOR PLAYING ROLE 'IN CREATING THE OPIOID CRISIS'

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 20, 2018

    OSCAR HEALTH SEEKS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST FLORIDA BLUE'S EXCLUSIVE BROKER AGREEMENTS

    Less than a week after filing an antitrust lawsuit against Florida Blue, Oscar Health filed a preliminary injunction against the Florida...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 20, 2018

    NEW FLORIDA HOSPITAL WATERMAN PATIENT TOWER, EXPANDED ER TAKING SHAPE

    Drivers along U.S. Highway 441 in Tavares may find their eyes drawn to bright green “sheeting” that is part of the assembly for the...

    Hospital, Eye
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 19, 2018

    SANFORD-BASED REPSCRUBS WANTS TO CHANGE WHAT SALES REPS WEAR IN THE OR

    Several years ago, during a Thanksgiving holiday, Jeff Feuer met up with a childhood friend who had become an executive at a large...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 17, 2018

    MOST CENTRAL FLORIDA HOSPITALS RECEIVE AN A IN SAFETY FROM LEAPFROG GROUP

    Orlando Regional Medical Center and Florida Hospital Orlando are among several Central Florida Hospitals to receive an A grade from...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 16, 2018

    FLORIDA HOSPITAL BUYS MINORITY SHARE IN HEALTH FIRST, CREATES 'SUPER-REGIONAL NETWORK'

    Florida Hospital has purchased a minority share of Health First, a nonprofit health system in Brevard County, the organizations announced...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 14, 2018

    NEMOURS, UCF LAUNCH PEDSACADEMY FOR HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN

    Nemours Children's Hospital and UCF are partnering on a first-of-its-kind program that delivers high-tech and specialized schooling...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 13, 2018

    OSCAR HEALTH SUES FLORIDA BLUE, ALLEGING MONOPOLY OF INDIVIDUAL ACA HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET

    Oscar Health, the new player in Florida's ACA marketplace, has filed a federal lawsuit against Florida Blue, alleging that the insurer...

    Plan
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 13, 2018

    SHORT-TERM HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    The Trump administration issued regulations earlier this year that expanded the availability of short-term insurance plans, which generally...

    Plan
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 10, 2018

    NEARLY HALF OF FLORIDA LATINOS WANT LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE, STUDY SAYS

    About 35 percent of Latinos in Florida say they have experienced the effects of climate change in the past year and nearly half support...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 9, 2018

    ORANGE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN RUTGERS HIV, STD STUDY

    The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is participating in a clinical trial that will focus on the improvement of screening...

    STD
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 9, 2018

    AFTER BROTHER'S SUICIDE, UCF MEDICAL STUDENT AIMS TO TEACH YOUTH ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

    Three years ago, when Sirikanya Sellers was in the first year of medical school at UCF, her older brother ended his life. He was 23...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 8, 2018

    ORLANDO HEALTH PARTNERS WITH EHEALTH FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE ENROLLMENT

    For the first time during the Medicare open enrollment period, Orlando Health has partnered with the online insurance brokerage company...

    Plan
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Nov 8, 2018

    370,000 PEOPLE SIGN UP FOR ACA COVERAGE ON WEEK 1

    The numbers for the first week of ACA open enrollment are in. More than 370,000 people signed up for a plan between Thursday, Nov....

    Plan