Zika undercount hides extent of virus spread

That’s what medical experts are saying about Florida’s methods of reporting disease BY DANIEL CHANG MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – For months, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and state...

New Alzheimer trial to use epilepsy drug that calms brain activity

BY SCOTT DANCE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS What could be one of the first treatments to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease received a big boost from the National...

Surgery helps blind artist see art in a new light

BY ALEX HARRIS MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — When Selris James painted a month ago, he held his face so close to the canvas his nose nearly...

Big employers embracing health plan status quo

BY JAY HANCOCK KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS The shrinking unemployment rate has been a healthy turn for people with job-based benefits. Eager to attract help in a tight...

University of Central Florida center helps woman regain her voice

BY GABRIELLE RUSSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Fernanda Mello’s voice was trapped inside as her tongue was paralyzed, like she had eaten a jar of peanut butter. After...

History hinders African-Americans from Alzheimer’s studies

Wisconsin program director spent years building trust to get more Blacks involved in research BY CROCKER STEPHENSON MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE MILWAUKEE — While African-Americans are...

She gave new love a kidney after dating for 9 months

BY NARA SCHOENBERG CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Dr. Vanessa Grubbs lay in a hospital bed, her stomach doing somersaults, even as a smile played at the corners of...

Study: 13.1 million coastal residents could face flooding

Rising sea levels could lead to forced evacuation, study shows BY ANN M. SIMMONS LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE As many as 13.1 million people living along...

How to fend off the flu in the workplace

Have fewer meetings, let employees work from home are just a couple of options BY ADAM SMELTZ PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE (TNS) No matter what grandma might have warned,...

Felon Food Groups

Nuts, shellfish among the biggest suspects in a big increase in dietary allergies By Sharon Thompson McClatchy Newspapers As a population, Americans are becoming more allergic, and...

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