Is diet soda really that bad for you?

BY KAREN D’SOUZA MERCURY NEWS/TNS Just how bad is diet soda for you? It may be more complicated than you think. There may be hope for...

Hospital bill for gun injuries is $730 million a year

BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to...

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...

‘OBAMACARE’ FIGHT CONTINUES

As Congress goes on recess, Republican senators get an earful from constituents, including a ‘die-in’ at Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s office. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON...

Doctors, dentists in state skip required opioid training

BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE—About one in four Florida health care providers failed to take a...

FIVE QUESTIONS

The state’s top health care professional, Dr. Celeste Philip, speaks about the Zika virus, how the state tracks HIV/AIDS, and children’s medical care in...

Contact lens safety tips

With nearly 41 million adults in the U.S. wearing contact lenses as a safe and popular form of vision correction, there is a growing...

CDC urges lookout for Zika-related epilepsy

BY DANIEL CHANG MIAMI HERALD/TNS Federal health officials writing in a medical journal on Monday urged doctors to be on the lookout for Zika-related seizures and...

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...

Vaccination could be necessary before traveling abroad

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS If you are planning a trip abroad, you may need to make an appointment to see a medical provider along with making...

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