Sunday, May 31, 2020

Zika toll continues to grow

COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Florida has added 10 new cases of the Zika virus, and the overall number of infections involving...

AMA president: The nation needs more from our leaders

BY ARIEL HART THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION/TNS ATLANTA – The president of the American Medical Association, a Georgia doctor speaking to reporters across the nation from...

‘Big Weed’ takeover?

Proposed rules favor existing growers BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Authors of Florida’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana are...

Regulators OK Anthem-Cigna insurance deal

State insurance regulators have approved Anthem’s purchase of Cigna’s Florida companies as part of a broader merger of the major health insurers. The Florida Office...

Don’t get dragged into drama: How to avoid relationship stress

BY JUDI LIGHT HOPSON, EMMA H. HOPSON AND TED HAGENTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Most of...

Rate of suicide among teen girls reaches 40-year high

BY PAIGE CORNWELL SEATTLE TIMES/TNS In 2015, five girls out of every 100,000 between the ages of 15 and 19 committed suicide in the United States. The...

Find some time for yourself

Five self-care tips to improve your well-being PHOTO COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES Finding a quiet place to...

98.6 isn’t the normal body temperature anymore

BY KATE THAYER CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS For centuries, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit was said to be the average, normal body temperature. It’s not. More recently, researchers have known normal...

Is it wiser to wait for a flu shot?

Some medical experts are wary of marketing that promotes early vaccinations. BY JULIE APPLEBY KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come...

E-cigarettes may help smokers kick the habit

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS The more that “vaping” – e-cigarettes – takes hold in England, the better the odds that smokers there...