Cutting back on meat? You’re a reducetarian

BY CATHIE ANDERSON SACRAMENTO BEE/TNS SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After giving up meat, Brian Kateman returned home to Staten Island, New York for Thanksgiving dinner and under...

How toxic stress and trauma can endanger children

St. Louis girl’s closest friends have endured many struggles, both before she was fatally shot and in the months since. BY NANCY CAMBRIA ST. LOUS POST-DISPATCH TRIBUNE...

Grant to help FAMU nursing students serve rural communities

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Nursing has launched new efforts to increase opportunities to prepare students...

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...

Legal fees increase in workers’ comp system

BY CHRISTINE SEXTON THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Injured workers racked up nearly $186 million in approved legal fees in 2016-2017, a 36 percent...

Who diagnosed it best? Doctor or an app?

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS If you’re feeling sick and you want to know what’s wrong with you, there’s an app for that. But...

Think before you eat to help ward off Alzheimer’s

A poor diet can increase the risk of developing hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, which in turn can end up compromising an individual’s...

Vaccination could be necessary before traveling abroad

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS If you are planning a trip abroad, you may need to make an appointment to see a medical provider along with making...

No prescription necessary

You can stop an overdose with this drug BY TONY PUGH MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s fight to slow the death toll from heroin...

‘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...

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