| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report.
The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In its 25th annual ranking of the best hospitals in America, U.S. News & World Report identified Florida Hospital as the No. 1 hospital in the state, for the second year running. Orlando Regional Medical Center rose in the ranks to No. 8, up from its...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Although Orlando is a medium-sized metro, its two main hospital systems rank in the big leagues of top-grossing nonprofit hospitals in the nation, according to a recent report.
With annual gross charges of $8 billion, Florida Hospital came in fourth out...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The latest trend in high-tech health puts control in the palm of your hand. It's called digital fitness monitoring, and it comes in the form of tiny gadgets that you wear or place in your pocket.
"If you're already motivated to exercise or eat...
| Apr 2, 2011
Country music singer-songwriter
Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Many of us have trouble parting with our possessions--even when we no longer need them. I have a collection of greeting cards I've been storing since childhood and will probably never look at again. My husband owns a few pieces of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:52 AM
What if an aspirin a day could keep cancer away?
A growing body of scientific research suggests that aspirin can prevent some cancers of the digestive system, and maybe even breast and prostate, too.
In the latest study, published recently in the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Does basking in the sun make you feel relaxed and happy, like nothing can bother you? There may be a biological reason for that.
Researchers found that mice who were regularly exposed to UV light had a higher pain tolerance than mice that were not...
| Nov 9, 2009
All three of my children were delivered in a hospital under an obstetrician's care. Fetal monitors tracked the babies' heart rates, and an EKG machine measured mine. When it came to discomfort, I opted out and embraced every pain-relieving intervention...
| Jul 4, 2009
There's nothing like economic calamity to focus the mind. But instead of obsessing over your job security or declining 401(k) balance, try diminishing your stress with a new assist from a very old tool: meditation.
Stretching back thousands of years to...