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  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    WITH COVID DATA IMPROVING, ORANGE COUNTY'S CONCERN TURNS TO A DIFFERENT WORRY: HURRICANES

    Raul Pino, state health officer in Orange County, said COVID-related hospitalizations are the lowest since September. ”The county could...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    MORE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS COVID-19 WAS IN US IN DECEMBER 2019, INCLUDING 5 CASES IN ILLINOIS

    Federal health officials are increasingly accepting a timeline in which small numbers of COVID-19 infections may have appeared in the...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    ESCAPING MEDICARE'S COBRA TRAP | COMMENTARY

    A guest columnist from the National Association of Health Underwriters says the government should be required to notify seniors before...

    Senior
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    BLUE-GREEN ALGAE WARNING ISSUED FOR LAKE, SEMINOLE WATERWAYS

    Health officials in Lake and Seminole counties issued Blue-green algae alert Monday.

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    AS US COVID-19 DEATH TOLL NEARS 600,000, RACIAL GAPS PERSIST

    The approaching 600,000 mark, as tracked by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee. It...

    Cancer
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    FLORIDA WEEKLY COVID REPORT: 11,454 NEW CASES, 280 RESIDENT DEATHS

    The state Department of Health reported 11,454 new coronavirus cases this week among Florida residents to bring the cumulative total...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    G-7 GATHERS TO PLEDGE 1 BILLION CORONAVIRUS VACCINE SHOTS FOR THE WORLD

    A commitment from U.S. President Joe Biden to share 500 million doses and one from Johnson for another 100 million shots set the stage...

    Vaccination
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    U.S. SHOULD FOLLOW EUROPE'S LEAD ON MEDICAL-LEAVE POLICIES | COMMENTARY

    In a guest column, the state director of a Hispanic community activism nonprofit writes that it's time for the United States to join...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    ANONYMOUS $5 MILLION GIFT TO BOOST ORLANDO TRAUMA CENTER'S ‘SURGE CAPACITY' FOR MASS CASUALTIES

    Five years since the Pulse nightclub shooting, Orlando Regional Medical Center's level 1 trauma unit received an anonymous $5 million...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    PULSE SHOOTINGS' LINGERING TRAUMA MUST BE PUBLIC-HEALTH PRIORITY | COMMENTARY

    A pair of academics who study the aftermath of mass shootings write in a guest column that while Buddy Dyer's efforts to address survivors'...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    ORANGE HOTEL TAX COLLECTIONS ARE COMING BACK, BUT COUNTY STILL DIPPING INTO RESERVE FUNDS

    Orange County's hotel tax collections are showing signs of life, a year after the bottom fell out of the key funding source amid lockdowns...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    OUT OF THE CLOSET THRIFT STORE IN ORLANDO FIGHTS HIV/AIDS, NURTURES LGBT COMMUNITY

    It's a thrift store, pharmacy and free HIV testing center, run as a nonprofit by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that started in California.

    AIDS
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    ANIMAL-TO-HUMAN JUMP OR LAB LEAK? HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE US INVESTIGATION INTO COVID-19′S ORIGIN

    The work to fully confirm origins and pathways of past viruses - such as the first SARS or HIV/AIDS - has taken years or decades.

    AIDS
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    DEATHS FROM HEART DISEASE, DIABETES AND OTHER COMMON KILLERS SPIKED DURING PANDEMIC AS MANY AVOIDED HOSPITALS

    Experts believe a big reason may be that many people with dangerous symptoms made the mistake of avoiding hospitals for fear of catching...

    Diabetes, Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    YOU'RE ONLY AS HEALTHY AS THE COMMUNITY AROUND YOU | COMMENTARY

    In a guest column, the president of the nonprofit Lift Orlando lauds the groundbreaking of the Heart of West Lakes Wellness Center,...

    Lifting
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    COVID PROLONGED FOSTER CARE STAYS FOR THOUSANDS, ILLINOIS ONLY STATE OF 34 THAT KEPT PACE, ANALYSIS SHOWS

    Thousands of U.S. families have seen reunifications snarled in the foster care system as courts delayed cases, went virtual or temporarily...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    MORE CHILDREN THAN EVER COULD BE IN CLASSROOMS FOR SUMMER SCHOOL, MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME DURING PANDEMIC

    School districts nationwide are expanding their summer programs and offering bonuses to get teachers to take part.

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    SOME RESEARCHERS BELIEVE COVID-19 HAS DERAILED THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV, SIPHONING AWAY HEALTH WORKERS AND OTHER RESOURCES

    Some researchers believe COVID-19 has derailed the fight against HIV, siphoning away health workers and other resources and setting...

    AIDS
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    FLORIDA DEPT. OF HEALTH ENDS DAILY CORONAVIRUS REPORTS TRACKING CASES, DEATHS

    The Florida Department of Health is ending its daily coronavirus reports used by health experts, doctors and the media to track COVID-19...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Jun 18, 2021

    COVID-19 IN FLORIDA: 1,878 NEW INFECTIONS, 49 MORE DEATHS

    Florida added 1,878 coronavirus cases Thursday to bring the cumulative total to 2,329,867. With 49 more fatalities, a total of 36,973...