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AdventHealth: COVID-19 hospitalizations decreasing
The figures represent a downturn from Omicron’s peak in Central Florida during the week of Jan. 17 of more than 1,100 inpatients with COVID-19 in the health care system’s Central Florida Division.
Autism support coming to Central Florida
One of the largest autism therapy providers in the nation, Hopebridge is bringing nearly two decades of knowledge, experience, and care, beginning in March.
Advocates urge additional funding for Florida homecare workers
For Medicaid recipients in Florida, however, home-based care can be difficult to find because of long waiting lists and high turnover among underpaid homecare workers.

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Florida nursing home residents, healthcare staff are getting boosters
Florida nursing home staff with completed vaccinations (no booster) increased 10 percent since the last report, from 63 percent to 73 percent.
Women's Heart Health is seeing red
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.
Orange County Health Department director placed on administrative leave
Dr. Raul Pino, the Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, has been placed on administrative leave by the Florida Department of Health while it investigates an email Pino sent to employees about the department's low percentage of staff that is vaccinated for COVID-19.
Don’t Wait: 15 Reasons to Head to the Emergency Room
In life, accidents happen and the unexpected can arise at the drop of a hat. But what to do in those situations and where should you go when they come up?
Florida using mostly Regeneron for monoclonal treatment, but it’s questionable when it comes to omicron
The NIH issued its latest guidance on effective treatments against the more transmissible omicron variant, including an antibody treatment called Sotrovimab and other treatments such as Remdesivir.
AdventHealth joins NASCAR
AdventHealth and Trackhouse Entertainment Group are joining forces in 2022 to field the No. 1 AdventHealth Chevrolet Camaro for driver Ross Chastain in six NASCAR Cup Series races.
Investing in yourself is worth it! Local expert gives tips on planning for orthodontic work
As with any large purchase or investment, it is a good idea to do some homework before you commit. Getting orthodontic work is a worthwhile investment and no different in the need for pre-planning.
States are making bank off weed taxes
According to a Pew Research study, Americans say either that marijuana should be legal for both medical and recreational use (60%) or that it should be legal for medical use only (31%).
AdventHealth reports 910 patients in hospitals with COVID-19; 120 in ICU
The health care system is prepared for the increase, which so far remains lower than during the Delta surge, which peaked in August with about 1,700 hospitalized patients.
Senior Resource Alliance mailing at-home COVID-19 tests to seniors in need
As COVID-19 cases in Florida continue to rise, at-home tests have become scarce. To combat the surge in demand, Senior Resource Alliance (SRA) is mailing nearly 200 at-home testing kits to seniors.
Some COVID-19 cases are mild, but this “is not the common cold,” cautions AdventHealth epidemiologist
About 630 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 throughout AdventHealth’s Central Florida hospitals, an increase that underscores the continued severity of the virus in many people in the …
Florida to unveil new COVID-19 testing guidance: ‘And if you have no symptoms, please don’t get tested’
At a Tuesday press conference, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo argued against federal health authorities’ testing guidelines for COVID-19, even as COVID cases rise.
Bees, bats, and first-time homebuyers are back! UF/IFAS January classes start this week
UF / IFAS Extension has their January selections ready to help you make a positive start to 2021. Classes range from beekeeping to diabetes prevention, and so much more.
Essential workers in Florida hope for relief in new year
Lauded as heroes but often not treated as such, nurses, first responders, teachers, farmworkers, commercial drivers, and other essential workers shouldered the load to keep goods, food, health care, and education available through both the pandemic and tense political times.
How putting purpose into your New Year’s resolutions can bring meaning and results
Based on our research, this article shares what leads to failures and proposes a potential solution to the problem of New Year’s resolutions that people can’t keep.