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  • Hospitals see results in infection-control efforts

    Hospitals see results in infection-control efforts
    Local hospitals are making strides in reducing hospital-acquired infections, new data from the hospitals show. Reducing hospital-acquired infections is complex in a place where a lot of sick people are in close quarters. It takes education; changes in...
  • SunRail ridership up in October, ending 3-month skid for train

    SunRail ridership up in October, ending 3-month skid for train
    SunRail ridership rose a bit in October, reversing a three-month slide that had seen the average number of daily riders dip to just above 3,000. Spokesman Steve Olson said SunRail officials recently increased marketing efforts to attract more passengers...
  • Social media lead patients to Orlando Health for new treatment

    Social media lead patients to Orlando Health for new treatment
    People might not expect to find life-changing medical treatment 2,400 miles from home via Facebook, but Amy Caterina did. The San Diego woman, who suffers from a chronic, painful swelling of the arms or legs called lymphedema, saw posts on Facebook...
  • You voted: Here are the Best Bets for 2014

    You voted: Here are the Best Bets for 2014
    Congratulations to the winners of the annual Best Bets awards. Every year, Orlando Sentinel publishes Central Florida's favorite picks of local dining, shopping, services and entertainment -- all chosen by you, our readers. We're proud to announce...
  • High-tech radiation machine due soon

    High-tech radiation machine due soon
    The UF Cancer Center at Orlando Health announced that its new high-tech, cyclotron proton accelerator cancer therapy machine will arrive at the downtown center on Nov. 2. The delivery of the last parts of the enormous MEVION S250 superconducting...
  • Audit: Orlando Health overbilled Medicare by $1.45 million

    Audit: Orlando Health overbilled Medicare by $1.45 million
    Orlando Health overbilled more than $1.45 million in Medicare claims in 2011 and '12, according to a federal audit to be released today that says the nonprofit hospital should pay it back. Former patients themselves might wind up paying on accounts they...
  • John Hanson: Former health administrator inspired others

     John Hanson: Former health administrator inspired others
    John Hanson quietly and effectively worked to improve quality and accountability in local health care, those who knew him said. Hanson, 75, of The Villages, died Sept. 22 of complications from Parkinson's disease. "John was a futurist," said Becky...
  • Peace, Bianchi, and gay pride: Letters

    Speak up for peace It is encouraging to note that a few Islamic-faith leaders spoke up against the activities of ISIS. The majority of people in every faith tradition want to live in peace and harmony, regardless of the religious differences. But,...
  • Dominique Donaldson: Neonatal nurse drew strength from patients

    Dominique Donaldson: Neonatal nurse drew strength from patients
    In her fight against colon cancer, 28-year-old Dominique Donaldson drew strength from the struggling newborns she had cared for as a neonatal intensive-care nurse at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. "She used to call them 'My Little Babies. My...
  • Five things for Thursday, Oct. 16

    Five things for Thursday, Oct. 16
    Five things for today in Orlando: Fangate disrupts Governor's race debate; Florida hospitals prepare for Ebola; fired Animal Services director fires back; and more. 1. The biggest news to come out of the debate last night between Gov. Rick Scott and...
  • Scott wants CDC to contact more people who flew on same plane as second Ebola patient

    Scott wants CDC to contact more people who flew on same plane as second Ebola patient
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants the CDC to contact all passengers who traveled on the same Frontier Airlines plane as the Texas health-care worker who is now the second person to be infected with Ebola after caring for a Liberian patient. The plane made...