vMed will partner with BeniComp, a health plan administrator specializing in wellness. BeniComp has introduced a supplemental wellness program that ties a member’s lifestyle to their out of pocket healthcare costs. “It’s like a good driver discount for your health insurance,” said James M. Repp,...

The first "America's Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call to Action," uses 34 measurements of health data to grade each state's performance in providing a healthy environment for men and women ages 65 and over -- one of the nation's fastest-growing age groups. Florida ranks No....

For nearly 25 years, the Brandon Outreach Clinic has provided free health care to people who can't get care any other way. The Affordable Care Act is supposed to change that. Starting Jan. 1, the federal Affordable Care Act will require most people to buy health insurance or...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. This inspiring event is celebrated all over the country on the last Wednesday in May. The goal is to promote the importance of regular physical activity and to showcase...

Broward County's first hospital, Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC), will continue its 75th anniversary celebration with a family-friendly community health and wellness fair. It will take place June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the BHMC campus in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Since opening its doors in 1938,...

Floridians may be living longer, but not necessarily better, according to a new state-by-state report on seniors out today from America's Health Rankings. Although the Sunshine State ranked 30th overall, the first-time report noted some worrisome trends. For instance, Florida came in last for its high percentage of...

In a three-part series, The Sarasota Herald-Tribune takes a close look at how people are cared for as they age. They begin with a couple who embody the once-common pattern: spouses who care for each other as they age. When an ailing person has no spouse or adult...

Hundreds of golf carts are parked along the streets of “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown” -- The Villages. The Villages is a community which spans parts of Sumter, Marion and Lake Counties, and is a place thousands of aging Americans are choosing for retirement. "My husband and I looked...

The University Area Community Development Corporation has donated $1,000 to the University of Sout Florida BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic. "Our donation to the BRIDGE Clinic will help its volunteers continue the desperately-needed services they are bringing to University Area Community residents," said Dan Jurman, UACDC executive director & CEO....

In continuing its commitment to provide quality health care to the people of Lady Lake and the s urrounding commun ities, Florida HomeCare of Lady Lake has changed its name and is now operating as Munroe Regional HomeCare at Lady Lake. The agency will continue to serve patients from...