Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam was joined today by Sen. Rene Garcia, Sen. Bill Montford and others to launch the new campaign “Living Healthy in Florida.” Last year, Sen. Garcia asked the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to collaborate with other agencies...

People who recently had a minor stroke are more likely to get their cholesterol and blood pressure under control if they see a pharmacist periodically as compared to a nurse, a new study found. Keeping cholesterol and blood pressure in check is important because high levels...

Fly fishing has healing properties — and that's no fish tale. Casting for Recovery, a national non-profit organization, puts on 42 fly fishing retreats a year for breast cancer patients and survivors. Last month, the organization held a retreat in Lake Mary, and Carol Amster of...

You're familiar with blood pressure tests, cholesterol screenings and blood workups to analyze your health. But did you know there are lesser-known, noninvasive tests that often detect signs of an underlying disease? The five modified tests that follow may pick up warning signs of dementia,...

The headline in this morning’s Wall Street Journal caught my eye:  “We Actually Get Nicer With Age.” Wow! So much for the stereotype of the grumpy old man and the cranky old lady. According to the article, as people get older, they report increases in positive...

The irony does not escape me that as I sit down to write this article on skin cancer, I have just had my own skin cancer scare. As is so common, I had my share of childhood sunburns. So when my dermatologist examined the small lesion...

Thrashing about while you’re asleep may be a sign of something more troubling than mere restlessness:  It could be a predictor of brain disease. A new study suggests that 80 to 90 percent of people who suffer from Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder will eventually...

Senior Home Care’s Sebring area office, a Medicare-certified home health care agency at 219 U.S. 27 North, reports a patient satisfaction rate that significantly beats the national average. The office received a 100 percent patient satisfaction rate, compared to the national average of 84 percent in...

After an intense winter season..especially for the residents of the Northeast, Midwest and some parts of the South. The approach of summer ushers in fun for all---young, old, and families etc. This time of the year is not without its health risk and concerns.  The...

Quitting smoking is tough no matter what, but studies show that tobacco users who get help from their doctors have more success. To promote that teamwork,  the state surgeon general and Tobacco Free Florida are calling on health-care providers to do more to help tobacco users quit through...