THE GIFT OF LIFE

Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson, a cancer survivor, reflects on her personal challenges and blessings during this year’s holiday season. BY PENNY DICKERSON The Florida Courier Cancer...

Plenty of reasons to limit soda: Prevent obesity, keep teeth healthy

BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) When Dr. Susan Maples sees patients at her dental practice, she tells them to slash the soda. And she’s not alone....

Trump’s health care threats led to birth control boom

BY MARIE MCCULLOUGH PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS DREAMSTIME/TNS There was a measurable uptick in women getting long-acting contraceptives, namely intrauterine...

Trump unveils sweeping goals on kidney disease

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES FOR NORTH AMERICA/TNS President Trump holds up an executive order on Advancing American Kidney Health after delivering remarks...

There’s a new technique for repairing knee cartilage damage

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Dear Mayo Clinic: I’m interested in the new procedure approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can...

One-quarter of antibiotics inappropriately prescribed, study finds

BY MARI A. SCHAEFER PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS SARI O’NEAL/DREAMSTIME/TNS The most common antibiotics prescribed were azithromycin, amoxicillin and amoxicillin...

Moffitt Cancer Center hosting Men’s Health Forum on March 16

PHOTO COURTESY OF MOFFITT CANCER CENTER At the 2018 Men’s Health Forum, hundreds participated in exams that are critical to health...

‘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...

Take precautions to BE SAFE this holiday season

From Family Features Although good tidings and joy abound during the holiday season, this time of year can also pose a serious threat to your...

CDC: Nearly 4 in 10 adults in US now obese

BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Americans’ obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again. In 2015 and 2016, just short of four in 10 American...

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