| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:47 AM
On Sunday, the Wellington Regional Medical Center Emergency Services and Courtyard Animal Hospital will be hosting the second annual "Charity Dog Wash" benefiting the American Heart Association.
The event will be held at the Wellington Dog Park, 2975...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Are electronic cigarettes a bridge to help people quit smoking or a gateway to start smoking young? Either way, a leading heart health organization says it’s high time that federal laws prohibit the sale of these devices to minors, and it recommends...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:47 PM
What if braces were considered fashionable and could actually boost a patient’s self-esteem?
That was the question on the minds of the daughters of a Columbia pediatric dentist when they hit upon the idea of Bracket Ears — earrings made from...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
For nearly 30 million families, the trial of healthy eating goes beyond bribing kids to eat their broccoli. These clans live in food deserts — areas short of stores where nutritious, fresh food is sold.
Florida isn't immune.
Brian Lang, who...
| Sep 28, 2014
Each fall, health organizations organize events to support their causes, and to raise funds and awareness for a litany of the diseases that afflict us. At the same time, numerous others offer health fairs and screenings, often free of charge, to aid in...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You may associate reading nutrition labels with trying to lose weight, but the truth is, reading food labels is an important practice for everyone. Understanding all the components of a label can be a bit tricky, but once you know what you’re...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Consumers face a dizzying array of products and claims in the dietary supplement aisle — but a little knowledge can go a long way in helping chart a healthy lifestyle.
One of the more popular supplements, fish oil, is promoted as preventive or...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:23 PM
For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business.
On Tuesday, the federal...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:11 PM
University of Florida researchers have found a correlation between Medicare and patient access to surgical treatment for subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that affects as many as 30,000 Americans each year — often causing death or long-...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:25 PM
No parent wants to be in a position to use it, but child-safety experts agree that learning infant and child CPR is a must for every mother and father.
"It's one skill that just doesn't come naturally to caregivers. It's a learned technique," says Lanny...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Rachael Mazer was promoted to administrator at Seaside Health and Rehabilitation in Dayton Beach.
Allisson Yu was promoted to senior vice president, development at the American Heart Association in Orlando.
Olga Sinelnik was hired as a groomer and...