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...

Lack of donors hampers dementia research

Bad experiences with doctors and studies slows understanding of Alzheimer’s affect on African-Americans BY ANNA GORMAN KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS OAKLAND, Calif. – The question came as a...

Why drinking hydrogen peroxide can be deadly

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE It’s meant to boost your health but Minnesota doctors caution that this alternative health remedy can send you or a loved...

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...

Average runner ‘has never been slower’

Statistician cites overall decrease in health as one reason Americans are slowing down. BY JEFF STRICKLER STAR TRIBUNE/TNS If you’re planning to enter a race, allow a...

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...

Rise in Florida’s child Baker Act cases draws attention

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With a dramatic increase in the number of children being taken in for involuntary psychiatric examinations, a state panel on...

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...

Studies: Coffee drinkers live longer, have lower risk of disease

BY BRADLEY J. FIKES SAN DIEGO UNION -TRIBUNE/TNS Coffee drinkers live longer, according to two large-scale studies released this month that add to extensive research indicating...

Florida Zika cases top 100 this year

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida has had 101 cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus this year, with most involving people who brought the virus...

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