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  • For adults who can't swim, try a lesson suited to grow-ups

    More than a third of American adults can't swim the length of a 25-yard pool, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you're among the 37 percent of adults who can't, you're at greater risk for becoming one of the nearly 10...
  • Review: 'Life, Animated' by Ron Suskind

    Review: 'Life, Animated' by Ron Suskind
    Ron Suskind's "Life, Animated" is an extraordinary saga of an exceptional boy from a remarkable family and their compelling journey through autism. How much more it is will likely depend on the reader. Those looking for a smart, well-written, deeply...
  • Michael Ruppal: HIV testing legislation empowers patients

    As the state recognizes National Public Health Week, The AIDS Institute is doubling down on its effort to reduce HIV infections in Florida. This year, we are excited to be working with State Sen. Geraldine Thompson and State Rep. Joe Saunders — both...
  • Diabetes complications show significant decline in past two decades

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diabetes is becoming increasingly common in the United States, but the risks of complications from the blood sugar disease have declined since 1990, according to a new study. Better preventive care for adults with diabetes...
  • Pill developed to fight measles passes key test in animals

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists have developed an experimental pill that helped protect ferrets from a measles-like virus, raising hope for a treatment to thwart the deadly infection in unvaccinated people who have been exposed to the virus, according to...
  • Let's save our kids from an early grave [Letter]

    Let's save our kids from an early grave [Letter]
    The number one cause of injury and death for our young, ages 5 to 35, is motor vehicle crashes. Entities such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the American Automobile Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National...
  • New fathers may need help with depression: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Becoming a father may raise a young man's risk of depression, according to a new U.S. study that suggests helping men at this stage could improve the wellbeing of entire families. "We know a lot about mothers and maternal...
  • Number of people injured in Texas explosion still unclear

    DALLAS One year later, the number of people hurt by the West, Texas, explosion remains a mystery because a government survey of the injured has failed to account for scores of casualties. Fifteen people, including a dozen first responders, died last...
  • Smoking rate among Chicago students drops

    Smoking rate among Chicago students drops
    Smoking among Chicago high school students has dropped to its lowest rate in more than a decade, according to a new study released by the city's health department. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the survey shows...
  • HIV-positive player kicked off Kissimmee rec basketball team

    HIV-positive player kicked off Kissimmee rec basketball team
    A St. Cloud man was kicked out of a Kissimmee Parks and Recreation basketball game this week because he is HIV-positive. Dakota Basinger, 21, had been playing league basketball all season for Florida Dream Sports, a league sponsored by the city of...
  • Conference set for Autism Awareness Month

    As one of the speakers at the second annual "Autism in the Classroom Conference," Maryellen Quinn-Lunny is well known as director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University. She has worked in special education for 34...