People are often told to follow a rehabilitation program following surgery to speed recovery. But starting weeks before going under the knife might help them regain function even faster. So-called "prehabilitation" to prepare someone for an upcoming stressful event has been used quite a bit in...

Karen McLaughlin normally carries a flashlight for her nighttime kayak trips along Florida’s Banana River to spot any alligators resting on the banks. But these days, it’s the river itself that glows in the dark. “It’s beautiful!” McLaughlin, an eco-tour guide, said as her boat’s wake...

South Florida nurses are calling on their employers to make sure they’re prepared for a possible Ebola case. Members of National Nurses United are calling for standardized protective gear and processes at all South Florida hospitals. Members of the group gathered on Friday and made a public...

It is time for conversations about death to become a part of life. That is one of the themes of a 500-page report, titled “Dying in America,” released Sept. 17 by the Institute of Medicine. The report suggests that the first end-of-life conversation could coincide with a...

An MRI scan can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain before symptoms of memory loss appear, according to a new study published in the online journal Radiology. This new use of a well-known technique has the potential to be used in the very...

Social Security benefits will rise by 1.7 percent starting in January, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday. That’s a tad higher than this year’s 1.5 percent increase. It’s also the fourth straight year that the cost-of-living adjustment was below 2 percent for nearly 59 million retirees,...

West Boca Medical Center will now provide MAKOplasty, one of the latest innovations in total hip and partial knee replacement surgeries, for patients suffering from hip and knee pain. This highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm procedure enables accurate hip implant alignment and knee resurfacing. Read more...

Older Americans are living longer than ever, with a life expectancy at age 65 of about 20 more years for women and 18 more years for men, according to a new government report. Americans’ life expectancy from birth also reached a record high in 2012 —...

The next time the cashier asks, “Would you like your receipt?” the healthiest response might be, “No thanks!” That’s because a small but troubling new study finds that touching a cash register receipt can increase your body’s absorption of a controversial chemical used in the...

Sunrise-based nonprofit Elderly Housing Developing & Operations Corp. acquired a senior living tower on Miami's Brickell Avenue, keeping the property out of the hands of developers. There's no doubt many condo builders would love to get their hands on the 3.2-acre site along Biscayne Bay, but...