In response to increasing awareness of the cumulative and sometimes devastating effects of concussion, a multi-pronged approach was developed to help with diagnosis and treatment of concussions. The program includes baseline pre-testing and post-concussion testing with ImPACT, coach and parent training on concussion avoidance and...

This month, in a compassionate attempt to improve health care options and significantly lower costs, Florida has emerged as the first state providing a health plan with Medicaid which has been exclusively designed to assist those with serious and debilitating mental illness, including such issues...

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show 75 percent of adults infected with hepatitis are adults born between 1945 and 1965. While anyone can get Hepatitis C, Baby Boomers are five times more likely to have the disease and most don't know they are infected. Because...

(Editor's note: This is a conversation between WUSF All Things Considered Host Craig Kopp and Health News Florida Editor Carol Gentry.) CRAIG: Carol, we’re here to talk about insurance rates on the individual market under the Affordable Care Act the next time people have opportunity to...

Just a generation ago, aging family members typically had at least one relative living nearby. These days, many are being cared for by baby boomer children who live far away. Balancing careers and kids of their own, these grown children may find it difficult to move...

Like many working moms, Hope Bott of Orlando usually put her family's health needs ahead of her own, said the wife and mother of three boys. So when a mobile-mammography bus pulled up to her workplace in March, she got on board. Bott, 38, an operations...

Obesity is a growing problem among Hispanic Americans, especially among young adults, a new study shows. After analyzing data from more than 16,300 Hispanics in Chicago, Miami, New York City and San Diego, the researchers found that 18 percent of women and 12 percent of men...

It's safe for healthy older people to donate kidneys, researchers say. Live kidney donation by people 55 and older has become more common in the United States in the past two decades, but there have been concerns that giving up a kidney might put older people...