August 2014

"Minnesota Nice” might be the key to good health for seniors. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report rated Minnesota the healthiest state in the nation for adults aged 65 and over — beating out Hawaii. And that retiree and snowbird haven, Florida? It came in 28th. What could...

Low fat, low sugar. High fat, low carb. High carb, plant-based. Mediterranean. Atkins. Ornish. At some point in the past 12 months, at least one study has appeared in a well-respected, peer-reviewed medical journal touting the health benefits of each of these diets. A study...

Before Danielle Pendergrass, a nurse practitioner, moved back to her native Utah, many women in her rural three-county region had gone years without seeing a doctor for health services such as cervical cancer screenings and birth control. For many, the 60-mile trip to the nearest obstetrician-gynecologist...

Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy delivered a message this week that resonated in Southwest Florida: Antiquated policies and the lack of an effective mental-health-care system in the United States are detrimental to our nation -- and its local governments, communities, families and, especially, millions of Americans...

As November’s Election Day draws near, the debate over legalizing medical marijuana is heating up as opposition campaigns get cranking. “We believe the unintended consequences of Amendment 2 are serious and numerous enough to constitute a public health risk for Floridians,” Dr. Alan Pillersdorf, president of...