E-cigarettes may help smokers kick the habit

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS The more that “vaping” – e-cigarettes – takes hold in England, the better the odds that smokers there...

New marijuana law prompts another challenge

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A new law that legalized full-strength marijuana for terminally ill patients has spurred the latest challenge in the competition for...

Young spenders often want food fast, healthy

Many millennials are hungry for higher quality foods at affordable price points BY ALEJANDRA CANCINO CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Darren Tristano’s daughter had a definite preference when it came...

Obese Americans now outnumber those who are merely overweight

Study shows Blacks with highest rates of obesity among women and men BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Americans have reached a weighty milestone: Adults who are...

Beyonce’s ‘trainer’ releases book to get readers in shape

BY MADELEINE MARR MIAMI HERALD/TNS Since most New Year’s resolutions have gone by the wayside by now, you’ll need a better excuse to kick-start your diet. Here’s...

Florida mental health counselor releases ‘The Hangover’

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Carleah East, a licensed from St. Petersburg, has released a new book, “The Hangover: Overcoming Emotional Addiction – 12 Steps for...

Half of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes

BY DEBORAH NETBURN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS About half of all Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a new report. And experts in...

How theft ring stole drugs from hospital pharmacy

By the time Emory University Hospital Midtown reported its suspicions to law enforcement in 2013, some 2 million doses of opiates and other addictive...

CANCER SCREENING MATTERS

That’s the message of Florida’s top health care official, Surgeon General John Armstrong, who was diagnosed with colon cancer last September at age 52. FROM...

TALKING ABOUT SEX FROM THE PULPIT

Leaders at AIDS conference say Black churches must do more in the fight against HIV BY GEORGE E. CURRY EMERGENEWSONLINE.COM DURBAN, South Africa – The Rev. Edwin...

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