| Feb 25, 2015
| 4:18 PM
Local hospitals are starting to use a new dime-sized sensor that is implanted in patients with heart failure and allows data to be transmitted to doctors.
The sensor measures the pressure in a pulmonary artery, which sends blood from the heart to the...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Bob Carr's demise
Monday evening, we were entertained by a one-night event, "In The Mood," at the Bob Carr Theater. Considering the big-band sound, the singers and dancers, I rate the group an "A." The Bob Carr? A solid "D."
Orlando likes to think...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:41 PM
TALLAHASSEE — As Florida grows and gets more gray, a shortage of physicians in certain specialty areas could strain the health-care system, leading to longer wait times, lower-quality care and higher costs.
That's the conclusion of a study released...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 1:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE - Florida is growing and greying. That could lead to a shortage of physicians in certain specialty areas of medicine that would put a strain on the health care system in central Florida, leading to longer wait times, lower quality care and...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal may have sprung a leak this week. A top federal health official said the Obama administration was not planning to pony up $1.3 billion next year, which Scott had banked on, to extend a program that reimburses hospitals in...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:58 PM
More than $142 million in funding could be cut from Central Florida hospitals next year if the state and federal government don't agree to extend a program that pays for the care of low-income and uninsured patients.
Statewide, hospitals could lose $2.2...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:44 PM
Dr. Alix Casler still remembers the first measles case she saw more than 30 years ago as a first-year resident in the emergency room of a large hospital in California.
"I didn't know what it was, but I told my attending that the patient looked bad,"...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 9:53 AM
Dr. Amy Smith, a local pediatric oncologist, was appointed toFlorida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Councilby Gov. Rick Scott this week to fill a vacant position.
Smith, 44, is the director of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at the Arnold Palmer...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:52 AM
Jan Perun opened her arms wide to show the difference between life before and after cancer. "You're over here having a life and you're having this great foundation," said the nurse practitioner, looking at her left hand.
"Then you're told you have...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 7:26 AM
Florida Hospital and Orlando Health are holding a public education event this evening to help individuals with or without insurance better understand how health insurance works.
The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Second Harvest Food Bank, 411 Mercy...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Their title is “navigator,” and they work at hospitals throughout the region, from Florida Hospital to South Lake Hospital to Orlando Health Heart Institute.
Their job, though, is not about providing new patients with directions to the...