It's time to amend that "apple a day" aphorism: Tomatoes and cranberries keep the doctor away, too. New research shows that incorporating these three red, round fruits into your daily diet can reduce your risk of heart disease by as much as 40 percent. Indeed,...

The older you are, the more likely you are to have insomnia — a disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep or both. Older adults wake up more frequently during the night, wake up earlier and are more likely to report feeling unrested on...

The ability of an older adult to move about their community to shop for personal goods and services and for recreation and socialization is essential for full participation in all aspects of life. The inability to be mobile in the community makes it difficult for...

United HomeCare® (UHC) is now looking beyond its quality-of-life solutions and care capabilities to the assisted living facility (ALF) arena, and recently celebrated the groundbreaking on its new facility - The Residences of United HomeCare. The groundbreaking coincides with UHC’s 40-year landmark anniversary of promoting...

Florida Hospital Flagler and WNZF Radio will host a Health & Fitness Fair Feb. 26 on the hospital’s campus, located at 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, according to a news release. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flagler County residents will have the opportunity to...

In 1975, “Jaws” kept us out of the ocean, lakes, swimming pools and foot baths. Even now, we Floridians have a healthy respect forCarcharodon carcharias — the great white shark — and all his cousins. But our waters are home to other dangerous sea life that can...

People in much of Minnesota, northwestern Pennsylvania and Tucson, Ariz., are getting the best bargains from the health care law's new insurance marketplaces. Their premiums run half as much as those in the country's most expensive markets. The 10 regions with the lowest premiums in the...

Inside his family's trailer home, Israel Cortes sits in his bomber jacket at the kitchen table, doing his best to talk despite the tracheotomy tube in his throat. Communicating in whispers and handwritten notes, Cortes, 60, is frustrated at the slow pace of his recovery from...

State agencies and departments are getting their budget priorities together as we count down to the opening of the Legislative session March 4th. One priority for the governor and the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs is to make room for older veterans waiting for a...

Milagros Medina rents a room in a quiet subdivision on the outskirts of Lakeland. At 68, her arthritis, high blood pressure and chronic back pain are not going away. And she doesn’t want to end up in a nursing home. This retiree who likes being called Miss...