When it comes to exercise, Dr. Jonathan Phillips often hears excuses from patients with medical conditions. “They say, ‘I can’t’ or ‘I don’t think it’s a good idea,’” said Phillips, a family medical physician at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel’s Health & Wellness Center. But “there is...

Gov. Rick Scott called it a "big win" when the federal government gave final approval to Florida's plan to move most of its Medicaid patients into system of HMOs and other managed care. It's a culmination of a policy fight that has been waged for years...

Mark Montgomery, president and chief executive officer of Axium Healthcare Pharmacy Inc. ofLake Mary, was the sole Central Floridian to receive a state-level Entrepreneur of the Year Award on Thursday night from Ernst & Young LLP, the U.S. arm of one of the world's Big...

On June 22, consumer-health groups across the nation will launch what they hope will be a massive education and enrollment campaign to find uninsured people and get them ready to sign up for health coverage. The campaign will be called “Get Covered, America!” Its official launch...

Though he has yet to succeed at his grand Machiavellian plan to privatize all of Florida’s 26 state prisons outright, last week Gov. Rick Scott was able to retain a shred of his dignity when the Fifth District Court of Appeals quietly approved a controversial plan to privatize...

Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) will hold an open house for its new South Miami Health Center at 6350 Sunset Drive on June 12 from 10:00am to 2pm. Those without health insurance and without money for medical attention will now be able to...

Florence Katz, 97, has been recognized as the Florida winner of the Home Instead Senior Care network's Salute to Senior Service award. She was nominated for her dedicated community service -- including her work at Jewish Family and Children's Services of Sarasota-Manatee -- by Amanda...

A new law recently approved by Gov. Scott opens the door for The Villages and other large retirement to build up to 240 nursing home beds, despite the state's current cap. Florida currently has a moratorium on additional nursing home beds, but the new law would allow larger...

Research from North Carolina State University, the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the University of South Florida shows that outpatient treatment of mental illness significantly reduces arrest rates for people with mental health problems and saves taxpayers money. “This study shows that providing mental health care...

Educating those on the short end of the stick of health care disparities and increasing the trust level that minorities have with health-care professionals will be the focal points of the inaugural “People’s Scientific Conference to Promote Health and Eliminate Health Disparities.” The conference, sponsored by...