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  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 21, 2019

    KIADIS PHARMA ACQUIRES UCF SPINOFF CYTOSEN

    Kiadis Pharma, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, acquired CytoSen Therapeutics, a UCF spinoff company, on April, 17. The...

    Cancer
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 18, 2019

    PARENTAL ABORTION CONSENT BILL PASSES FLORIDA HOUSE, MOVES IN SENATE

    TALLAHASSEE - In a proposal that likely would lead to another court battle over abortion, the Florida House late Wednesday approved...

    Abortion
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 16, 2019

    DECISION TO CHECK 'ORGAN DONOR' BOX SAVED LIVES OF FIVE IN NEED OF TRANSPLANT | COMMENTARY

    Don't be surprised if Lake County Tax Collector David Jordan wants your kidney. Jordan, who took office late last year following the...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 15, 2019

    FLORIDA'S MEASLES THREAT GROWS AS MORE CHILDREN GO UNVACCINATED

    As measles outbreaks are popping up across the country and the number of unvaccinated children in Florida is climbing, state health...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 12, 2019

    COULD FLORIDA RAISE SMOKING, VAPING AGE FROM 18 TO 21?

    TALLAHASSEE - With the surprising support of big tobacco maker Altria, Florida lawmakers are moving forward with bills that would increase...

    Tobacco
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 12, 2019

    METHADONE CLIENTS SPARK COMPLAINTS: 'THIS CLINIC HAS DISRUPTED OUR WAY OF LIFE'

    Neighbors of an east Orange County methadone clinic are appealing to county commissioners for help in reigning in crime around the...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 11, 2019

    MASSIVE CENTRAL FLORIDA DISASTER DRILL TO INCLUDE 40 HOSPITALS, 1,500 STUDENTS

    On Thursday, 40 Central Florida hospitals and 1,500 students will be part of the region's largest disaster drill ever - a massive logistical...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 10, 2019

    UCF, ADVENTHEALTH PARTNER TO IDENTIFY SUICIDE RISK OF ER PATIENTS

    To address a rising suicide rate, the University of Central Florida and AdventHealth are working together to screen emergency-department...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 10, 2019

    SENATE PANEL OKS RON DESANTIS' PLAN TO IMPORT CHEAPER PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FROM CANADA

    TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Ron DeSantis' push to allow the state to import drugs from Canada is moving ahead in the Legislature, despite opposition...

    Plan, Drugs
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 7, 2019

    ADVENTHEALTH, ORLANDO HAND SURGERY ASSOCIATES STRIKE PARTNERSHIP

    AdventHealth, formerly known as Florida Hospital, has struck an affiliation with Orlando Hand Surgery Associates, an independent hand...

    Hospital, Hands
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 2, 2019

    UCF PTSD CLINIC PARTNERS WITH FIREFIGHTERS GROUP TO BOOST MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

    A new partnership between a Florida-based firefighter nonprofit group and UCF's PTSD treatment center is focusing on firefighters'...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 2, 2019

    GOV. RON DESANTIS TAPS HEAD OF UF PEDIATRICS RESEARCH TO LEAD HEALTH AGENCY

    Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday named Dr. Scott Rivkees, chairman of pediatrics at the University of Florida medical school, as surgeon...

    Hands
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Apr 1, 2019

    MEDICAID PILOT PROGRAM TO AID ORLANDO-AREA HOMELESS

    Florida has won federal approval to use Medicaid funds for a $750,000 pilot program aimed in part at helping chronically homeless individuals...

    AIDS
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Mar 30, 2019

    SEN. RICK SCOTT BECOMES TRUMP POINT MAN ON GOP HEALTH CARE POLICY

    U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is taking the lead on Republican health care policy as the Trump administration tries once again to end Obamacare....

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Mar 30, 2019

    MEASLES CASE REPORTED IN BROWARD COUNTY

    With measles outbreaks reported in five states, Broward County now has a reported case of the highly contagious disease. The Department...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Mar 30, 2019

    ADVENTHEALTH HOSTING FREE PARKINSON'S CONFERENCE IN ORLANDO

    AdventHealth is hosting its annual Parkinson's conference on Wednesday, April 3rd, at Marriot Lake Mary from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The...

    Parkinson, Brain
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Mar 29, 2019

    FLORIDA HOUSE'S FREE-MARKET OVERHAUL OF HEALTH CARE RATTLES HOSPITALS

    TALLAHASSEE - If House Speaker Jose Oliva gets his way, Florida's health care system is about to get a free market makeover, with deregulation...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Mar 28, 2019

    LEGISLATURE MOVES FORWARD ON EXPANDING MIAMI'S NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM TO REST OF FLORIDA

    TALLAHASSEE - With scores of medical school students in the audience, a House health-care panel Tuesday approved a bill that would...

    Hepatitis
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Mar 27, 2019

    MAJOR FLORIDA MEDICAID PROVIDERS MERGE IN $17.3 BILLION DEAL

    TALLAHASSEE - Centene Corp. will acquire Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans Inc. in a $17.3 billion deal combining two of the biggest...

    Plan
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Mar 27, 2019

    2ND RABIES ALERT ISSUED FOR WINTER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD

    Orange County health officials issued a rabies alert on Wednesday in a Winter Park neighborhood, near Staunton Avenue and Biscayne...