The Baptist brand of health care is coming to Miami Beach. The city planning board voted 6-1 to give Baptist the green light to build an urgent care center at 709 Alton Road. “We’re very happy and delighted that the planning board took such consideration really to...

The White House unveiled the first national HIV plan in 2010, with ambitious, measurable goals: reduce new HIV diagnoses, increase the number of youth with an undetectable HIV viral load, and reduce the death rate from AIDS. There’s been positive progress on all those, and there’s...

There's new evidence suggesting that women's brains are especially vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease and other problems with memory and thinking. Women with mild cognitive impairment, which can lead to Alzheimer's, tend to decline faster than men, researchers reported this week at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Florida International University’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Studies a $1.45 million grant to fund a free clinic at Miami Northwestern Senior High (MNW). The Liberty City-based campus will begin providing family and pediatric care...

When Carol Ann Riha, 57, filled her prescription for the generic cholesterol-lowering drug Pravastatin, she was in for sticker shock. For months she'd been paying $4 for a 30-day supply. Suddenly the price had climbed more than four times as high, to nearly $19. "I...

When my mother was 83, she troubled me with the way she used — or rather misused — her pillbox. I set it up for her each Sunday evening, carefully placing mounds of tablets of different hues and sizes in the appropriate daily slots. But...

"I've been a bad girl. Am I in trouble?" asks an obviously distraught Naomi. Tears begin to form in the corners of her eyes. She wrings her hands as she sits in her wheelchair in the lobby of an Alzheimer's disease care facility. "No, you're not...

Fifty years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare — and its sister program Medicaid — into law in the presence of former President Harry Truman in Independence, Mo. Eleven months later, both programs went into effect, with Truman and his...

The federal government released a new five-star rating system for home health agencies, hoping to bring clarity to a fast-growing but fragmented corner of the medical industry where it’s often difficult to distinguish good from bad. Medicare applied the new quality measure to more than 9,000...