February 28, 2021

Healthcare

Effects of coronavirus on the heart still aren't fully known

Along with all the other unknowns about the coronavirus is whether it has long-term effects on the heart. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

Portable organ care system revives hearts, enables more transplants

George Martin's heart began failing in 2012, after he caught the swine flu. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside chosen for Watchman FLX clinical trial

Dr. Saumil Oza says the risk of stroke increases 500% for patients with afib. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

Scripps Research Florida's promising approach

Targeted anti-cancer treatments — instead of dousing the body with chemo with all its side effects — have been a boon for some patients. Read more »
Published on 12/30/2020

Cancer care around the state

Inspired by his mother, who survived breast cancer, clothing designer Galen Magee has been donating about 20 specially designed robes... Read more »
Published on 12/30/2020

A side of seaweed?

While seaweed is a popular food in Asia and the Pacific Islands, it's not exactly a staple in the United States — but that could change. Read more »
Published on 12/30/2020

Colorectal cancer screening options

An at-home test offers an alternative for some who are skittish about a colonoscopy Read more »
Published on 12/30/2020

Florida Poly launches state's first undergraduate health engineering program

Students with a love of STEM and an interest in health care can prepare for a career that prioritizes both with Florida Polytechnic University's new Health Systems Engineering program Read more »
Published on 12/1/2020

Bayfront Hospital's new owner and president

Under the majority ownership of Tennessee-based Community Health Systems over the last six years, St. Petersburg's Bayfront Hospital saw layoffs... Read more »
Published on 11/25/2020

Historic investment in Baptist Health Care campus

The 50-acre site, the largest single investment in a life sciences facility in Northwest Florida history, is central to Pensacola's growing metro area and located along the I-110 corridor. Read more »
Published on 11/25/2020

Publix opened13th in-hospital pharmacy in Florida

Publix in September opened its 13th in-hospital pharmacy in Florida with a branch in the Anderson Family Cancer Institute at Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter. Read more »
Published on 11/25/2020

Orlando Health, Advent Health step up investments in orthopedics

With a projected surge in joint replacements and other orthopedic surgeries among aging Baby Boomers over the next decade... Read more »
Published on 11/25/2020

Advancements in COVID treatment

Miami-based Jackson Health System has opened a portable triage unit to isolate and treat COVID-19 patients. Read more »
Published on 11/25/2020

Northeast Florida Hospital Boom

St. Johns County, the fastest-growing in Northeast Florida, has seen its population increase by nearly 40% to an estimated 264,672. Read more »
Published on 11/25/2020

FSU Panama City will begin offering a doctorate in nurse anesthesia

Pending approval by the national Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, which will conduct its review in January. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2020

COVID-19 has brought more students into Florida nursing programs

Nova Southeastern and FAU are among the Southeast Florida institutions reporting stable or increasing headcount in their nursing programs. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2020

Jacksonville University takes a community approach to its nursing simulation program

With a mission to reduce medical errors, Jacksonville University has opened its nursing simulation facility to the Northeast Florida medical community. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2020

FIU launches sexual assault survivors forensic exams program for nurses

FIU's new program teaches nurses how to collect DNA evidence, tend to patients' physical and emotional needs and become expert witnesses... Read more »
Published on 10/28/2020

Florida nurse Ashley DeShields call to duty

From the time she was a child, Ashley DeShields had a vague sense that she would choose a profession that would enable her to help people... Read more »
Published on 10/28/2020

Former UCF nursing students research improving COVID-19 patients oxygen levels

The pandemic has highlighted the research of two former UCF nursing students on prone-positioning ... Read more »
Published on 10/28/2020

How Florida's long-term care facilities are managing the COVID-19 virus

Most long-term care facilities have had no COVID-19-related fatalities during the pandemic. But when the virus gets into a facility, the results could be disastrous. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2020

Phase two of the Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's Hospital expansion

Wolfson Children's Hospital completed the first phase of a multi-year, $200-million construction project in May. The hospital, one of five owned by Baptist Health, placed a 110-ton steel skybridge over Palm Avenue in Jacksonville. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Winnie Palmer Hospital's new newborn screening process means less wait time for test results

In Florida, the state requires newborns to be screened for 57 disorders, ranging from sickle cell disease to cystic fibrosis. Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital has instituted an electronic process... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Nemours sees 2,200% rise in telehealth visits during COVID-19 pandemic

Nemours Children's Health System launched its CareConnect telemedicine platform in 2015 — but use of the video visit service has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Effort to expand flu vaccinations dies in the Florida Senate

In the flu season that ended in the spring, thousands of Florida children got the flu and 14 died. Most of those who died hadn't gotten a flu shot. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

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The King of the High Wire, Nik Wallenda, is bringing his pandemic-safe show back to Nathan Benderson Park this weekend.
 

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