The stereotype of caring for a family member is that it's so stressful it harms the caregiver's health. But that's not necessarily so. Studies are conflicted, finding that caregiving can harm or help the caregiver. Here's one on the plus side. A study finds that people...

Opening day of enrollment in Medicare Advantage and stand-alone prescription plans started on schedule Tuesday, despite the federal shutdown. But there was one fact missing for elder early birds who were starting their 2014 healthcare coverage planning: what next year's traditional Medicare premiums and co-payments will be. That number...

EncounterCare Solutions (PINKSHEETS: ECSL) announced today that its subsidiary, CyberCare Health Network, Inc. ("CyberCare"), has released a mobile application allowing both patients and care providers to take pictures of wounds using a cell phone. The wound image is securely uploaded directly into the patient's electronic medical...

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of QuinniPR, the public relations organization, sold pink hair extensions in the Piazza on Thursday, Oct. 10, to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation and to spread breast cancer awareness on campus. In total, QuinniPR’s Passionately Pink...

Breast cancer will take the lives of an estimated 6,080 black women in the U.S. in 2013, according to the American Cancer Society. One in three will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. An estimated 27,060 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur...

In the midst of the busiest time of his year, Lance Jarvis pauses to talk about the subject at hand: Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, which runs through Dec. 7. No, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and its newhealth insurance marketplaces should not be confused with...

Amid the steady hum of sewing machines and the buzz of friendly chatter, members of the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Project Hope Sewing Circle enjoyed an old-time sewing bee for a great cause, on Oct. 5, at the Network’s Foundation headquarters off Pine Ridge...

When you think of the health care industry in Lee County, it’s easy to think only of the dominant Lee Memorial Health System. But what about the practices that are not part of Lee Memorial, the so-called “independent” clinics and medical professionals who still account for...

About 6.5 million seniors struggle with signs of depression, but 10 percent receive any kind of treatment. Left undiagnosed, their suicide rates remain seven times higher than other age groups. The good news: When depression is diagnosed, exercise could prove life-saving. Viewing exercise as medicine to...

Did you know the state of Florida has the highest incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) in the U.S.?  AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. in people over 70 years of age.  Approximately 2 million Americans suffer from this disease, with women nearly...