| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Obesity, especially among children, is a problem in the United States. In the past 30 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents.
The medical costs for...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Seniors and Pets, Part I: Health Benefits of Seniors owning Pets
Pets give more to humans than humans could ever give in return. The benefits we receive from pets are abundant. They provide companionship, emotional support, bonding, and some even...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Perhaps Harry Bell's finest moment on a football field took place last fall.
A 170-pound junior defensive end at the time, Bell held his own against a 300-pound Division I recruit.
Now up to 195, Bell still is undersized for his position, but the two-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet?
| 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-...