| Dec 14, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Boards of directors
Charles Fitzgerald, principal and founding member, Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo LLC, Orlando, was elected to the board of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
The Greater Orlando American Heart Association appointed the...
| Dec 17, 2014
Barbara Barlage, assistant branch manager at BankUnited in Boca Raton, recently was appointed to the board of directors for the Schoolhouse Children's Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach.
A former Realtor, Barlage, was formerly on the...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:38 PM
People who eschew takeout for home cooking eat healthier foods, whether they aim to or not, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins University.
"When people cook most of their meals at home, they consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Back when Brian Burke used to smoke cigarettes, merely playing with his young son could leave him winded and wheezing. But now that the 38-year-old puffs on e-cigarettes instead, his lungs feel so much better he's taken up jogging.
"This," he said,...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Our very own community treasure and lifesaver, Hoag Hospital, welcomed more than 500 local citizens to its 46th annual Christmas Carol Ball.
Produced by the Hoag Hospital Foundation, the gala unfolded Dec. 6 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort,...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Health authorities in the U.S. are taking fresh aim at a “silent killer” with a recommendation that all American adults be screened for high blood pressure.
People should be screened once a year if they are at least 40 years old, if they are...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Go ahead, brew and pour. Previous studies have shown that coffee can lower your risk of diabetes, liver cancer, Alzheimer's and skin cancer. Here are three new reasons to drink your coffee and feel good about it:
1. Boost your blood flow
A new study...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Hiking Crystal Cove State Beach on Monday morning, my friend Laurie asked, "Did you see the 'Bizarro' cartoon in Sunday's Times?"
I hadn't, so she emailed it with the comment, "Not so funny funny!"
Dan Piraro had drawn early man's progression, from...
| Jan 4, 2015
Science has come a long way from the days when we believed the universe revolved around the Earth, lobotomies were the best treatment for depression and germs didn't exist. But while you probably won't read any studies of alchemy or bloodletting in...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The year 2014 was filled with important health discoveries and developments. Here's what got our attention and will likely affect many of us in the future.
Two studies in 2014 took concepts we already knew about to a new level. One, a...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Heart disease and cancer, which cause of deaths of half of Americans who die each year, continued to loosen their deadly grip in 2013, while rates of deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia surged, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said this...