| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:32 PM
By now, many Floridians know that Amendment 2 — the medical marijuana question on the ballot in November — isn’t really about whether Granny should be legally allowed to relieve her arthritis with a harmless toke now and then. It’s...
| Aug 9, 2014
The world knew singer James Brown as The Godfather of Soul — the singer who essentially invented funk and who from the mid-1950s through the 1990s put more than 100 songs on the R&B charts and influenced generations of performers......
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Memories of Tinker Field
When my husband and I moved our small family to Orlando from Brattleboro, Vt., he was responding to the doctor's recommendation to get his ill wife away from the freezing Vermont winters and into a pleasant Florida clime. The...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was freed from federal detention to enter a residential drug treatment program Monday after pleading guilty to violating probation by using cocaine.
Dawson, 58, has been in custody since her arrest in June...
| Jul 24, 2014
It has an ungainly name -- optimizing advanced complex illness support, or OACIS -- but a noble mission. OACIS, Lehigh Valley Health Network's palliative care program, recently received a national honor for carrying out that mission. OACIS, established in...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:05 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Steve Stricker's cellphone rang last week and he didn't recognize the number so he let it go to voicemail.
Then he listened to the message ... from Tom Watson.
"I said, 'Oh (expletive), I better call him back,' " Stricker said with a...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:20 AM
We stood on the edge of the precipice, stunned momentarily by a sign we had not anticipated when we arrived for our long-planned plunge into the Gorges du Verdon, the French version of the Grand Canyon near Provence.
In dire terms, the sign warned of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Pain comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether it arises in the chronic form of arthritis or the sudden squeeze of cardiac arrest, pain is the main motivator for a visit to the hospital.
Doctors may now have to note the eye color of their patients before...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:42 AM
The arthritis pain drugs Duexis and Vimovo may not be covered by CVS Caremark or Express Scripts come January, drugmaker Horizon Pharma Inc. said in a filing Monday morning with the SEC.
Deerfield-based Horizon Pharma said it was verbally notified...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Jenna Galligani has hurdled roadblocks most of her life.
At 17, she taught martial arts and self defense to visually impaired children.
In 2002, as a student at Kutztown University, Galligani was a member of the school's equestrian team, and took a...
| Jul 27, 2014
Carol Perry struggled with rheumatoid arthritis but still was quick to volunteer to help the elderly with errands and to drive them to doctors' appointments.
During her five decades in Orange and Seminole counties, she helped the young and the old...