Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest U.S. study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems. It doesn't take all that much extra sugar, hidden in many processed foods, to substantially raise the risk, the...

Just as heart attack symptoms may differ between men and women, so do stroke risks. Now, the American Heart Association has issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. They focus on birth control, pregnancy, depression and other risk factors that women face uniquely or...

Expect to see this advertised a lot in the coming months: Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center are among the nation’s top 50 hospitals, as determined by health care ranking organization Healthgrades. The designation, announced Tuesday, means the hospitals received among the most “clinical excellence”...

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children's Hospitals, today released its Best Nursing Homes 2014, highlighting the top nursing homes in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover almost 16,000 nursing homesnationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. Now in its sixth year, U.S. News' Best Nursing...

Memorial Healthcare System has planned over $7.2 million in renovations to its hospitals that will be voted on Wednesday. The South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners is meeting at 5:30 P.M. to consider two major renovation projects. The largest is a $6 million renovation of the...

The University of Miami Health System is coming to the university's main campus in Coral Gables in a big way, with groundbreaking planned this summer on a 200,000-square-foot ambulatory care center. The nonprofit university has been branching out from its medical school campus in Miami’s Health District with...

Last August I was honored to be given the opportunity to train the nursing staff of Bayfront Health Care Hospital (Brooksville) on dementia care. I was further honored to be working alongside Jerry Fisher of the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer's Association at this same hospital. In...

When a rheumatologist told Linda Drake of Miami that she might have lung cancer, the former smoker did some research and discovered a study for early detection and treatment of the disease with researchers in South Florida. Drake, 57, decided to participate in the study because...

Marion County is one candidate to possibly receive a new nursing home for veterans, but there's still along way to go. GTN's Mayci McLeod has more on what it would take to bring the facility to North Central Florida. The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs...

The only statistics I've ever paid much attention to were my own, from my days as a touring tennis pro, and those were usually stats like rankings, titles won, serve speeds and other numbers we pros care about. But recently, I stumbled across a website,statisticbrain.com, which...