Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, of nonprofit healthcare leader Florida Hospital, has contracted with Authentidate to employ InscrybeMD telehealth solution to remotely monitor patients. The implementation is expected to improve patient status, reduce ER visits and readmissions, and increase patient satisfaction. Florida Hospital sought a method...

Diabetics beware. Your insurance company is looking for you. As hundreds of thousands of diabetics get health coverage under the federal law, insurance companies are aggressively targeting this glut of new patients, who are expensive to treat and often lax in taking medications and following their...

If you are in the mood for a great love story — and who isn't — we've got a terrific one for you.Look no further than the Lifestyle section of today's Sun Sentinel. There, you will find poignant words by reporter Diane Lade and images by...

Florida Medicaid received word Friday evening that federal officials have authorized a $2 billion hospital fund for indigent care starting July 1 and an extra $200 million for the state’s medical schools. Justin Senior, Florida’s Medicaid director, said the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services okayed...

At least eight Ebola patients in Guinea have beaten the odds. They have recovered and been sent home. In past outbreaks, the death rate has been as high as 90 percent. In Guinea so far, about 60 percent of the 157 suspected cases have ended...

Should older adults be routinely screened for Alzheimer’s disease or memory problems? Maybe, maybe not. A government panel says there’s not yet enough data to recommend either for or against it. The panel’s uncertainty reflects the complexity of the issue at a time when scientists are...

We've heard for years how stress can wreak havoc on your body. Now, it's clear stress also can harm your mind. Whether it's short-term stress (17 people are coming for Thanksgiving dinner and your oven just went on the blink) or long-term (a loved one is...

April A 15-minute walk after eating can lower your blood sugar level for hours, and significantly reduce your risk of diabetes. More important, taking a short walk after meals can be much more effective at preventing blood sugar spikes than taking one 45-minute walk daily. What...

It sounded like great news for thousands of older people: New blood pressure guidelines might free them from the anxiety of taking powerful medications to control their blood pressure, and the side effects those pills sometimes brought. But almost immediately, several members of the panel of...

Recently, I have experienced first hand the issues of Elder Care as my mother's health began to decline. I have been subjected to the maze of red tape with Medicare and Medicaid, and the difficulties caregivers endure to provide adequate care with the associated financial...