| Mar 21, 2015
| 12:25 PM
Unlike the imaginary monsters of our childhoods, the ones lurking under the beds, in the closets or outside the windows on moonlit nights, the monster haunting Deborah Romero is real.
She had rounds of chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy to get...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 3:53 PM
Two Florida Hospital employees printed portions of medical records of as many as 9,000 patients from January 2012 to May 2014, the hospital announced on Friday.
The hospital is notifying the affected patients on Friday.
Hospital campuses in Orange,...
| Mar 7, 2015
Thousands of Central Floridians will have to scramble to find new health providers or pay out-of-network fees if Florida Blue and Florida Hospital do not come to an agreement over their contract by June 1.
Florida Blue officials didn't say how many...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 7:39 AM
Twelve-year-old Abigail Prechter got her 3D-printed model out of a small cardboard box and placed it in a device that's designed to help surgeons practice their laparoscopic techniques.
She grabbed the laparoscopic grasper with one hand as if...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 11:47 AM
Florida Hospital for Children is launching a new program, in partnership with the Central Florida YMCA, that aims to provide access to the YMCA’s healthy services among economically disadvantaged children.
The program is being funded by a $50,000...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 7:01 PM
The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act went nowhere the past two legislative sessions in Tallahassee.
This year, Central Florida leaders are working behind the scenes to craft bipartisan support for expansion.
"There is no question that...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:15 PM
The spot where Adventist Health System wants to move Florida Hospital Apopka is in the middle of nowhere.
But not for long.
Concerned the project will soon spawn a torrent of new development, Apopka City Council imposed a moratorium this week on...
| Feb 20, 2015
Dr. Phillips Center and Florida Hospital have come together to create a school and research center that focuses on the intersection of arts and health, an initiative that could put Central Florida in the forefront of this emerging field.
| 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 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 15, 2015
| 9:47 AM
The Florida Department of Health is launching a new oral health screening project in 48 Head Start centers in 29 counties, including Orange and Osceola.
"Early dental care keeps children healthy, and this collaborative project helps to reach more...