Over the past decade, a greater number of patients, age 80 and older, are having elective orthopaedic surgery. A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(JBJS) found that these surgeries are generally safe with mortality rates decreasing for total hip (THR)...

Drinking caffeine may worsen the hot flashes and night sweats that affect roughly two-thirds of women as they go through menopause, new survey data suggests. "While these findings are preliminary, our study suggests that limiting caffeine intake may be useful for those postmenopausal women who have...

Miami is one of the global entry points to the United States, which makes it vulnerable to the spread of diseases. And as a deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa continues to grow, fears of the disease spreading through air travel are increasing. But the Centers...

Doctors and physical therapists in Northeast Florida now have a new tool to better diagnose and treat mobility issues. At an open house at its Memorial Healthcare Plaza location, Brooks Rehabilitation unveiled technology this week that pairs infrared, high-speed cameras with motion sensors placed on the...

Such was the case when seeing a list of cities that will get help to expand health care to children. Florida in general and Jacksonville in particular have been laggards in providing health care access to children. About 25,000 children are uninsured in Jacksonville. Sadly, there...

The campaign to legalize marijuana use – especially for medical purposes – is riding the winds of victory that are blowing from the west coast to Florida, where a vote in November seems poised to make its use legal there. What is becoming obvious in...

Seniors at risk for dementia may help safeguard their memory and ability to think by adopting a healthier lifestyle, a new study from Finland suggests. Older people who began eating right, exercising, playing "brain games" and socializing more often performed better on memory and problem-solving tests...

The number of new cases of dementia has been declining in recent decades in the United States, Germany and other developed countries, a trio of new studies shows. In one U.S. study, researchers found that compared with the late 1970s, the rate of dementia diagnosis was...

Seniors in America are suffering fewer strokes, regardless of their race or sex, a new long-term study reveals. "We found that stroke incidence [among those 65 and older] has been declining for the last 20 years," said senior study author Dr. Josef Coresh, a professor of...