| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:56 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:10 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:51 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:07 AM
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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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,...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 2:48 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:41 AM
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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:04 AM
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...