Give your family the gift of good health

FROM FAMILY FEATURES As colder months approach, many families enjoy spending time together on the couch watching football, indulging in delicious family recipes and preparing...

State’s medical marijuana industry gets off the ground

Five organizations finally chosen to dispense products BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Nearly a year behind schedule, Florida health officials on Monday...

Consumer confusion about Obamacare continues

Many without insurance don’t understand that subsidies are available BY FRED MOGUL WNYC (TNS) Recording and mixing music is Vernon Thomas’ passion, but being CEO and producer...

Depressed? Look for help from real person, not a computer

BY LYNNE SHALLCROSS KAISER HEALTH NEWS (TNS) Almost 8 percent of Americans 12 and older dealt with depression at some point between 2009 and 2012. With...

How diabetes can lead to heart disease

BY LESLIE MANN CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) His diabetes diagnosis in 1990 was a slap in the face for Robb Ensign, 47, who recalled that “it came...

Injured nurse challenges workers comp law

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With the Florida Supreme Court agreeing last month to take up the case, an injured nurse has filed a brief...

Senate panel approves KidCare expansion

With backing from the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, a Senate committee Monday approved a bill (SB 248) that would allow thousands of immigrant...

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...

Nine tips to help you age well

FAMILY FEATURES Although you can’t stop time, the right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. More than half...

Bacon, ham and hot dogs linked to cancer

World Health Organization issues warning about processed and red meat BY TONY PUGH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — America’s love affair with savory, cured meats hit a...

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