When kids under age six are hospitalized for accidentally taking prescription medications, in many cases they've gotten hold of narcotic painkillers and benzodiazepine sedatives, according to a new study. "All medications should be kept out of the reach and sight of young children," said lead author...

A Tamarac couple have given new meaning to togetherness. In what their doctors called a rare occurrence, Herman Yellin, 95, and his wife, Gloria, 88, recently underwent a cutting-edge procedure to replace their aortic valves, without open-heart surgery, just months apart from each other. Both are now...

Frank Abagnale, former master check forger, has some sobering advice for the rest of us: Hackers likely already have your identity records. He says hackers can steal your identity in 15 seconds or less. Abagnale, who lectures on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, spoke to attendees today at...

When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, like home-based long term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews. Given...

Half of Apple’s announcement Sept. 9 was predictable: The iPhone 6 and 6 plus are bigger, faster, more powerful and slimmer than previous iPhones. Prices on older models have plunged and the new phones seem well priced. But for something really new, Apple’s big play was a watch...

The lack of a cost-effective mental-health-care system in the United States results in outcomes that are both painfully hidden and obvious. Millions of Americans with serious mental illnesses — and their families — suffer in silence, often unable to obtain or afford treatment. Legions of others display...

Notable events from our shared experience Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb’s record for most career hits with his 4,192nd on Sept. 11, 1985. In 1989, Rose, then manager of the Cincinnati Reds, is banned for life from baseball for betting on games — specifically his own...

Four people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in Miami-Dade County so far  this year, health officials said Friday. The three cases of the mosquito-borne illness include a 49-year-old and a 64-year-old, the Florida Department of Health reported. Health officials want healthcare providers to contact the department...

CVS has rebranded itself, changing its corporate name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health. On the very same day, the company has also fulfilled a promise it made earlier this year: No more cigarettes on its store shelves. For more on the decisions, Audie Cornish...

Some of us embrace it, others dread its approach, but few escape retirement. No matter how you feel about it, you need to take some steps to make sure you have the mental and monetary resources to make this next phase of life a happy...