• FSU College of Medicine, Apalachee Center and TMH will launch psychiatry residency program
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    FSU College of Medicine, Apalachee Center and TMH will launch psychiatry residency program

    The College of Medicine at Florida State University. The Florida State University College of Medicine, in partnership with Apalachee Center and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for its psychiatry residency program, addressing a critical need for the training of mental health care providers for the region and the state. The FSU-sponsored program will be based at Apalachee Center, the region’s largest provider of behavioral health services that helps individuals recovering from emotional, psychiatric and substance abuse crises. It will provide four years of training in psychiatry for medical school graduates and welcome the first four residents July 1, 2024.…

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  • HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM CAUTION FOR LAKE BURKETT – CENTER
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    HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM CAUTION FOR LAKE BURKETT – CENTER

    Contact:Kent [email protected]   ORLANDO, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Orange County has issued a Health Caution for the presence of blue-green algae in Lake Burkett (center of lake). This is in response to a site visit and water sample taken by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on 01/03/2023. The public should exercise caution in and around Lake Burkett (center of lake). Blooms have the potential to produce toxins, and what triggers them to begin doing so remains poorly understood. For this reason, it is important to exercise caution, as bloom conditions are dynamic and could change at any time. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection collects…

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  • New Chief Medical Officer at Alamance Regional Medical Center is a Familiar Face to Many
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    New Chief Medical Officer at Alamance Regional Medical Center is a Familiar Face to Many

    The new chief doctor is a former Moses Cone Hospital resident.    Greensboro – Dr. Danielle Mahaffey is the new chief medical officer at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington. She will provide leadership, direction and planning to the medical staff and will be a critical member of the hospital executive team. Doctors, nurse practitioners and others are at the center of care provided to patients. Mahaffey will work with the hospital’s providers as they constantly improve the quality and safety of care patients receive, as well as the experience patients have at Alamance Regional.   Dr. Danielle Mahaffey Mahaffey comes to Alamance Regional from Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in Boone.…

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  • USDA Launches New Virtual Nutrition Center of Excellence
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    USDA Launches New Virtual Nutrition Center of Excellence

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced its new Agricultural Science Center of Excellence for Nutrition and Diet for Better Health (ASCEND for Better Health) in support of President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot effort to end cancer as we know it. This new virtual center will accelerate research on diet-related chronic diseases, including cancer. A long-term goal of the center is to translate research into impactful solutions that improve public health and wellbeing, particularly in underserved communities. “ASCEND will bring together scientists, partner organizations, and communities to develop and deliver science-based solutions that improve the health and well-being of all Americans, particularly in underserved communities,”…

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  • UT Southwestern opens first academic medical center campus for southern Dallas County: Newsroom
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    UT Southwestern opens first academic medical center campus for southern Dallas County: Newsroom

    DALLAS – Sept. 17, 2022 – Thousands of residents, business owners, and regional leaders gathered Saturday at the community celebration for the opening of UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird, the largest of its regional campuses and the first to bring academic medicine to the booming southern Dallas region. The two-story, 150,000-square-foot campus is UT Southwestern’s sixth regional outpatient medical center offering a multitude of services in primary, heart, and cancer care. The facility also provides lab services, a full-service pharmacy, and advanced imaging technologies such as MRI and CT scans, along with women’s health services such as mammography. Specialty care to come later this year includes neurological services from the Peter O’Donnell Jr.…

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