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  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    COVID-19 BECAME FLORIDA'S NO. 3 KILLER LAST YEAR; IT COULD CLIMB HIGHER IN 2021

    COVID-19 officially became Florida's third-leading cause of death in 2020, second to cancer and heart disease.

    Cancer
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    WHITE HOUSE RAISES CONCERN OVER RISE IN ORANGE COUNTY COVID CASES AS FLORIDA'S NEW CASE, POSITIVITY SEES SLIGHT UPTICK

    The Florida Department of Health reported its weekly COVID-19 report. Cases and deaths slightly increased.

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    OMICRON CORONAVIRUS VARIANT FOUND IN MULTIPLE U.S. STATES

    The omicron variant of COVID-19, which had been undetected in the U.S. before the middle of this week, had been discovered in at least...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    ADVENTHEALTH WILL NOT REQUIRE STAFF VACCINATIONS AGAINST COVID-19 AFTER JUDGE HAULTS FEDERAL MANDATE

    With the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers blocked, Florida hospitals can avoid breaking state...

    Hospital, Vaccination
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    OMICRON AND DELTA COVID-19 VARIANTS SPELL RETURN OF UNPOPULAR RESTRICTIONS

    New restrictions, or variations on the old ones, are cropping up around the world, especially in Europe, where leaders are at pains...

    Vaccination
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    OMICRON CONFIRMED IN MINNESOTA MAN WHO TRAVELED TO NYC

    Minnesota health officials on Thursday reported the state's first confirmed case of the omicron COVID-19 variant, in a man who had...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    BIDEN LAUNCHING WINTER COVID-19 BOOSTER CAMPAIGN AND PLAN FOR INSURERS TO COVER COST OF AT-HOME TESTS

    President Joe Biden is set to kick off a more urgent campaign for Americans to get COVID-19 booster shots as he unveils his winter...

    Plan
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    ‘CANCER SYMPTOMS DON'T STOP WHEN YOU CROSS STATE LINES.' FLORIDA DENIES SHORT-TERM VISITORS MEDICAL MARIJUANA

    Florida doesn't allow short-term visitors to use medical marijuana, but a push is on to change that.

    Cancer
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    IS FLORIDA REALLY THE SAFEST STATE IN THE U.S. FOR COVID? DON'T TRUST THIS CDC MAP THAT WENT VIRAL ONLINE

    A U.S. map circulating widely online shows Florida with COVID-19 transmission rates lower than any other state - a rosy view that many...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    TAKE YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY WITH YOU DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

    For over a decade Alayna Curry has been devoted to her journey as a Zumba instructor in Central Florida. For the past year, she's expanded...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    FIRST US CASE OF COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT IDENTIFIED IN CALIFORNIA

    A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, the White House announced...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    NEMOURS EXPANDS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AS OVER 64% DEPRESSED FLORIDA CHILDREN GO UNTREATED & SUICIDES INCREASE

    A $150,000 grant from TD Bank will embed licensed mental health counselors in Nemours' Central Florida primary care pediatrician offices.

    Depression
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    FENTANYL DRIVES SOARING INCREASE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OVERDOSES

    Overdose deaths from fentanyl-laced drugs have soared in Central Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic, outpacing the increase for the...

    Drugs
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    MERCK'S COVID-19 PILL FACES ITS FINAL US HURDLE: FDA PANEL REVIEW

    Government health advisers on Tuesday weighed the benefits and risks of a closely watched drug from Merck that could soon become the...

    Face, Drugs
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    FLORIDA HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY MAY GET EXTENDED PROTECTION FROM COVID-19 LAWSUITS

    With no clear end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Florida Senate panel Tuesday approved extending pandemic-related legal protections...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    LAWYERS FOR PARENTS, DESANTIS SEEK DISMISSAL OF SCHOOL MASK MANDATE LAWSUIT

    Lawyers for a group of parents and Gov. Ron DeSantis have asked an appeals court to dismiss a legal fight about a DeSantis executive...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    CENTRAL FLORIDA HOSPITALS RANKED FOR SAFETY BY HEALTHCARE WATCHDOG LEAPFROG

    The 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns grades A to F to hospitals based on how many errors, injuries, accidents, infections...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    CHARGING THE UNVACCINATED MORE FOR HEALTH CARE IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE | COMMENTARY

    Some employers are charging the unvaccinated more for health insurance, citing their health risks, but as a guest columnist writes,...

    Obesity, Alcohol
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    COVID-19 IN FLORIDA: HERE'S THE LATEST DATA INCLUDING CASES, DEATHS, VACCINATIONS AND MORE

    Here are the updated statistics on COVID-19 in Florida including new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing positivity and vaccinations.

    Vaccination, Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 5, 2021

    COVID IS ‘NOT DONE WITH US': NATIONS RUSH TO CONTAIN OMICRON

    Countries around the world slammed their doors shut to try to keep the new omicron variant at bay as more cases of the mutant coronavirus...