For years, investing in cancer research has been a frustrating game of chance. Now a legislator wants to create a new lottery game to increase the odds. Sen. Geraldine Thompson, a Democrat from Orlando, is sponsoring legislation that would add a new scratch off game called...

Diabetes appears to be a disease written deeply in human genes, a feature millions of years old, which can emerge yet also retreat through the influence of environmental forces such as diet, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at how obesity, in particular, can trigger the...

Julianne Moore won a Golden Globe and is nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of an early-onset Alzheimer’s patient in the film Still Alice. Moore’s character, Alice Howland, is just 50 when she is diagnosed, and the movie follows her and her family’s struggle...

Every Tuesday, the Daniel Island Animal Hospital takes its operation on the road to provide free veterinary care to elderly and disabled people in Berkeley and Charleston counties, and it's all for free. "Some things become harder, taking care of a dog, taking it out for...

The gleam of your Golden Years is anything but certain. A number of predictors indicate just how happy you'll be in retirement, Michael S. Finke, a certified financial planner, told attendees Tuesday at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference in...

With the enrollment deadline looming, the Obama administration and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to sign up millions of Hispanics for health coverage through online exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Activists in states with high Latino populations are using various strategies to...

A little-known side to the government's health insurance website is prompting renewed concerns about privacy, just as the White House is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections for consumers. The data firms have embedded connections on the government site. Ever-evolving technology allows for individual Internet users to...

Remember the feeling of freedom that came when you first earned your driver’s license? Most people take that feeling for granted for decades until they “retire” from driving. For every mile driven, elderly drivers—especially those 75 and older—pose a higher risk for being involved in a...

Alzheimer’s disease is getting a lot of attention: Between the media, the work being done by the Alzheimer’s Association, and new Hollywood movies like “St. Vincent” and “Still Alice,” awareness of the disease is increasing. More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. Every...