People across Southwest Florida are starting to prepare for hurricane season. Businesses, residents and some government agencies are all getting ready. But could some of those agencies be left in the dark if Florida doesn't get an operating budget by July 1st? On Thursday, we asked Governor...

An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of researchers. In a four-year study of 73,357 Chinese adults, researchers observed that faster heart rates were positively...

Two years after surgery, people who have had gastric bypass have better control of their type 2 diabetes than people who did not, but also had higher risk of infections and bone fractures, according to a new international study. “Some doctors had thought that gastric bypass...

Q: Is it possible to estimate how much money a single woman, living in the New York metropolitan area, would need to have saved in order to retire comfortably at age 55? Assume that Social Security, when it kicks in, will be at the upper...

The Supreme Court just handed millions of retirement savers a helping hand. You many not know much about ERISA, the body of rules that governs retirement accounts. But chances are you have a 401(k). That means Monday’s Supreme Court decision could indirectly lower investment fees you’re...

There is growing medical evidence that exercise slows down the aging of the brain and can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by about half, according to Prof. Nir Giladi, chief of neurology at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Speaking Tuesday at a...

For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life. She always thought she would live out her days as she had for decades, in a convent under the time-honored Roman Catholic tradition of younger nuns dutifully caring for their...

CVS Health will pay more than $10 billion for pharmaceutical distributor Omnicare in a deal primed to feed its fast-growing specialty drug business and tap a lucrative and growing market: care for the elderly. The acquisition announced Thursday will give one of the biggest U.S. pharmacy...

If you're on the verge of retirement, one of the questions you're likely to ask is: How much Social Security will I get? The answer is relatively straightforward and depends on two factors: your lifetime earnings and the age at which you start collecting your...