Nursing home tragedy claims lives of couple married 61 years

BY DAVID J. NEAL MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — Cecilia Franco, 90, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday, becoming the 14th Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills resident to...

‘Natural’ or negligence?

Lawmaker questions nursing home deaths BY CHRISTINE SEXTON THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A Republican state senator – and funeral director – is suggesting that...

Post-Irma health warning: Be aware of signs and symptoms of strokes

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER As Floridians recover from Hurricane Irma, health officials are asking individuals, especially those performing heavy physical activity, to be aware...

Some facts on the opioid epidemic

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS The opioid epidemic continues to affect thousands in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from...

Is diet soda really that bad for you?

BY KAREN D’SOUZA MERCURY NEWS/TNS Just how bad is diet soda for you? It may be more complicated than you think. There may be hope for...

Harvey’s health toll: Texas doctor taps lessons from Katrina

BY SHEFALI LUTHRA KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS As Dr. Ruth Berggren digests the calamity affecting her new home state of Texas, she admits to some PTSD. In 2005,...

CDC reportedly tells employees not to speak to reporters

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reportedly cracking down on the release of information to the public by its...

Need a crisis counselor? How to get help

Stress, anxiety and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following information on...

Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high

BY PAIGE CORNWELL SEATTLE TIMES/TNS In 2015, five girls out of every 100,000 between the ages of 15 and 19 committed suicide in the United States. The...

Signs of eye damage from staring at solar eclipse

BY NASEEM S. MILLER ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Ophthalmologists expect to see a few patients who might have injured to their eyes by staring at the sun during...

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