“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 put Minnesota,...

A severe physician shortage is coming. There are several causes. Primary care doctors have seen their quality of life at work decline - too little time with patients, too much paperwork, new demands for electronic records. The Affordable Care Act has mainly increased access to health care...

All of the healthcare workers who came into contact with a patient in Florida who was suffering from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) have tested negative for the often-deadly virus, state health officials said on Thursday. The patient, who is hospitalised in Orlando, Florida, is the...

The Florida Department of Health announced on May 16 that it has been notified of three imported cases of chikungunya, a mosquito borne illness epidemic in the Caribbean. This marks the first time that the illness has appeared in the continental U.S. from the Caribbean...

Concern has grown in the US after a second case of a potentially deadly virus was confirmed this week, that has sickened hundreds internationally. The second confirmed case of MERS, a respiratory illness from the Middle east, was found May 11th at a Florida Hospital with...

Retirement communities with ties to universities are a growing trend. Catering to the college-educated baby-boomer generation, nearly 100 schools have revived relationships with former students and others who live in nearby senior communities. Special correspondent Spencer Michels talks to residents of one such community in...

Florida health officials are monitoring two health workers who came down with flulike symptoms after unprotected contact with the second imported US Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) patient when he first sought care. In addition, amid a flurry of activity with the US infections and...

What’s the first thing you notice when you meet someone new? According to recent surveys, it’s probably their smile. Good oral care is very important to your health and wellness, with benefits ranging from being able to eat a proper diet to being perceived more...

My husband and I paid off our mortgage years ago. We planned to burn it while toasting our achievement with champagne. But we couldn't get our bank to produce a burnable piece of paper. It filed a document with the county, releasing its claim on...