The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is advising the public to take precautions when enjoying fresh water activities locally or when traveling abroad, especially swimming in warm freshwater lakes, hot springs, rivers, creeks and ponds to avoid Naegleria fowleri.  N. fowleri is a naturally occurring amoeba that can beContinue Reading

Florida’s premier and fastest-growing provider of superior and convenient healthcare services, MD Now Urgent Care, is opening its third state-of-the-art clinic of 2022. The newest clinic in Brandon is the first clinic to open in Hillsborough County and will serve the surrounding communities. Providing a variety of urgent healthcare services,Continue Reading

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Last night a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court indicates a majority of Justices have voted to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade and 1992 Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey abortion decisions. The leaked copy of a draft opinion was obtained by Politico. This is regarding the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, concerningContinue Reading

When Congress meets mid-June to discuss the Fiscal Year 2023 budget, the Biden administration’s pro-death radical agenda has a wish list of items that includes a $1.1 billion increase in the amount of taxpayer funding toward the killing of innocent unborn children. This proposal includes the following longstanding appropriations provisionsContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health (Department) is the first state in the nation to issue guidance stating that healthy children from ages 5 to 17 may not benefit from receiving the currently available COVID-19 vaccine. The Department recommends that children with underlying conditions are the best candidates for the COVID-19Continue Reading

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In the temporary restraining order granted in the U. S. District Court of Florida in Tampa this week, federal Judge Steven Merryday acknowledged the Department of Defense’s unlawful discriminatory actions by allowing medical exemptions while denying religious exemptions. Judge Merryday granted a temporary restraining order for two service members pending a hearingContinue Reading

The risk of stroke among older adults diagnosed with COVID-19 was highest within the first three days of diagnosis, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2022, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science of stroke and brain health toContinue Reading

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic of Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05% single-use vials (eye drops) to increase tear production in patients whose tear production is presumed to be suppressed due to ocular inflammation associated with keratoconjunctivitis sicca (commonly known as dry eye). Increased tearContinue Reading

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reissued the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab-etesevimab (administered together) and Regeneron’s REGEN-COV (casirivimab and imdevimab) monoclonal antibody treatments, which states these treatments are not authorized for use in any U.S. state, territory, or jurisdiction at this time. FDAContinue Reading

While there is blowback towards LA Times writer Michael Hiltzik, the paper has not removed the story, but rather, change the title to soften the hatred and bigotry. UPDATED TO INCLUDE NEWS TALK CLIP Originally titled: “Why Shouldn’t We Danceon-the Graves of anti-vaxxers,” the column was re-titled to “Column: MockingContinue Reading

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took two actions this week to expand the use of the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) to certain non-hospitalized adults and pediatric patients for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease. This provides another treatment option to reduce the risk of hospitalization in high-risk patients. Previously,Continue Reading

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists are often the nation’s last line of defense against illicit drugs and prohibited plants, pests and animal products. In Fiscal Year 2021 alone, CBP issued 73,917 emergency action notifications for restricted and prohibited plant and animal products entering the UnitedContinue Reading

With about 200,000 migrant farmworkers in Florida, UF/IFAS Extension and the UF College of Medicine will screen as many as possible for various health conditions and give them nutrition information to help improve access to much-needed health care. First stop, Wimauma. Then, they hope, the rest of Florida.  As partContinue Reading

Even though clinical trials haven’t shown it works against COVID-19, doctors continue to prescribe ivermectin – and a new study suggests health insurers are heavily subsidizing the cost of those prescriptions. The study’s authors call for insurers to align their coverage of the drug with the level of medical evidence surroundingContinue Reading

A new CDC study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) shows that flu vaccination protected children against serious flu illness even when they were infected with a flu virus that was antigenically different from the vaccine virus. This reinforces the benefit of flu vaccination, even when circulating flu viruses have drifted and are differentContinue Reading

Galen College of Nursing and HCA Florida Healthcare, both part of HCA Healthcare, continued their mission to expand access to quality nursing education with today’s announcement of new campuses in Sarasota and Gainesville. With existing Florida campus locations in Tampa Bay and Miami, Galen, one of the largest educators ofContinue Reading

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) report a trend that could have deadly effects and lead to another outbreak of disease in the form of bushmeat smuggled into the country. Since late December, CBP Agriculture Specialists at MSP have observedContinue Reading