Florida teacher needed emergency surgery, got married in hospital – Update Flor

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – Daniel Pecoraro and Lisa Siegel were not supposed to get married on Monday. But from his hospital bed on Nov. 7, Pecoraro decided that day would be the happiest of their lives. Three days earlier, he had been admitted to HCA Florida JFK Hospital in Atlantis with chest pains — … Read more

UAB doctors are working to eliminate cervical cancer in Alabama – Update Alaba

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WAFF) – Cervical cancer is a public health concern in the United States and Alabama. Each year, about 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in the U.S., and about 4,000 women die from the cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Incidence is highest among Hispanics, but mortality … Read more

UAB doctors are working to eliminate cervical cancer in Alabama – Update Alaba

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WAFF) – Cervical cancer is a public health concern in the United States and Alabama. Each year, about 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in the U.S., and about 4,000 women die from the cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Incidence is highest among Hispanics, but mortality … Read more

California Attorney General Turns to Investigate Hospital Algorithms for Racial Bias After Election Victory | National – Update Cali

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Attorney General Rob Bonta cruised to victory in the Nov. 8 election, riding on his progressive record on reproductive rights, gun control and social justice reform. The 50-year-old Democrat wants to focus on racial discrimination in health care over the next four years, including examining software programs and decision-making tools used … Read more

First influenza, RSV-related death in a child under 5 years of age in California during the season

>> AS THE CASE OF RSV CASES CAPTURE CALIFORNIA — >> IF THEY DON’T WANT TO GO BUT IF THEY DON’T GO TO THE URGENT CARE TO REPORT IF THEY HAVE RSV — >> UNIT CENTERS ARE SPECIAL ATTENTION. THIS IS ONE OF SEVERAL UNIT CENTERS THAT HAVE REPORTED CASES IN RECENT WEEKS. >> WE … Read more

California hospitals pitch tents to cope with flu surge

Several hospitals in Southern California have begun using overflow tents outside emergency rooms to cope with a growing number of patients with the flu and other respiratory illnesses. The San Diego-Union Tribune reported Friday that tents were set up at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, Jacobs Medical Center. at UC San Diego Health in La … Read more

Cancer curse: HUNDREDS of soldiers stationed at California base develop rare terminal tumors

A California military base is to be investigated after nearly a thousand soldiers stationed there were diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that it plans to test drinking water at Fort Ord in Monterey Bay for contamination. At least 40 hazardous chemicals have been detected … Read more

A Kansas elementary school closes for three days to “sanitize the building” after a flu outbreak.

A Kansas elementary school closed for three days this week after being hit by a spike in respiratory illnesses among students and staff. Christ the King Catholic School, a K-8 school with 250 students and 21 teachers in Kansas City, Kansas, was closed Wednesday after more than 50 children and seven staff members called in … Read more

Feds dismiss Florida prescription drug importation case

article TALLAHASSEE, Florida – The Biden administration asked a judge this week to dismiss allegations that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration “trampled” Florida’s proposal to import prescription drugs from Canada and failed to properly comply with a public records request. Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice filed a 27-page document that echoed a … Read more

Florida doctors are no longer allowed to provide hormone treatments and surgeries to transgender minors

article TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Doctors will no longer be able to provide treatments such as puberty-blocking drugs, hormone therapy and surgery to transgender people under the age of 18, under rules approved Friday by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine. The boards’ actions Friday came after the Florida Department … Read more