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...

Ahhh, the beach. The baking sun, soft sand, cresting waves and sea breeze on your face. There's nothing quite like spending time at South Florida's beaches. Why do we feel so good there? And are the benefits from the beach physical or psychological? As snowbirds and tourists...

A Miami-based facility ranked first on the South Florida Business Journal’s list of the top nursing homes. The nursing home earned the top spot based on its 462 beds and 86.2 percent occupancy rate. To see who topped the list, click through the photo galley. The complete nursing...

1. Check out problems sooner rather than later. This is like saying "Don't let a cold turn into pneumonia." For example, a torn CV boot is a common problem and a simple repair. Delay getting it fixed, though, and you'll end up by the side...

"Minnesota Nice” might be the key to good health for seniors. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report rated Minnesota the healthiest state in the nation for adults aged 65 and over — beating out Hawaii. And that retiree and snowbird haven, Florida? It came in 28th. What could...

A new study of 34 million Medicare patients has found what one prominent heart researcher calls “jaw-dropping” reductions in hospitalizations and deaths from heart attacks and strokes over the past decade. According to the findings published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, the number of...

Here’s an easy way to boost your brain health, especially if you’re worried about memory loss or dementia: Eat any kind of fish — as long as it isn’t fried — at least once a week. That’s the surprising result of a new study looking at...

Low fat, low sugar. High fat, low carb. High carb, plant-based. Mediterranean. Atkins. Ornish. At some point in the past 12 months, at least one study has appeared in a well-respected, peer-reviewed medical journal touting the health benefits of each of these diets. A study...

Before Danielle Pendergrass, a nurse practitioner, moved back to her native Utah, many women in her rural three-county region had gone years without seeing a doctor for health services such as cervical cancer screenings and birth control. For many, the 60-mile trip to the nearest obstetrician-gynecologist...

Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy delivered a message this week that resonated in Southwest Florida: Antiquated policies and the lack of an effective mental-health-care system in the United States are detrimental to our nation -- and its local governments, communities, families and, especially, millions of Americans...