Time for a pop quiz: When it comes to health care, what's the difference between cost, charge and payment? "Does anyone want to take a stab at it?" Sara-Megumi Naylor asks a group of first-year residents at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Naylor answers...

If you're one of the more than 29 million Americans who regularly use painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen — including over-the-counter brands like Advil, Motrin and Aleve — the government has new words of warning for you: Using these drugs increases your risk of heart...

Inch by inch, two doctors working side by side in an operating room guide a long narrow tube through a patient’s femoral artery, from his groin into his beating heart. They often look intently, not down at the 81-year-old patient, but up at a 60-inch...

A new website will make it easier for Miami's transgender community to access healthcare providers who are experienced in working with trans individuals. MyTransHealth is a website developed for transgender people by transgender people. The site will connect transgender people with qualified medical professionals and also allow users to rate...

Conversations about end-of-life care are difficult. But even though most people now take some steps to communicate their wishes, many may still receive more intensive care than they would have wished, a study published in July found. The findings, published online in JAMA Oncology, came from...

People whose diabetes requires insulin injections usually have to make a series of visits to the doctor's office to fine-tune their daily dosage. But many low-income patients can't afford to take those few hours off to see the doctor. As a result, they often live...

With a large aging population, Florida is an epicenter of Alzheimer’s cases in the United States. Roughly half a million people in the state live with the disease and by 2025, that number is projected to increase by 44 percent. Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami...

Which would you rather have: a job that offers a 401(k) or one that doesn’t have a retirement plan but comes with a higher salary? If you’re like most pre-retirees ages 55 to 65, you’re more than five times more likely to choose the 401(k). That’s one...

About half of Americans now use computers or smartphones as their primary banking method. Online banking with PCs or Macs still reigns supreme as “most preferred” by one-third of customers, but mobile banking has increased fourfold since 2010. Either method is safer than mailed statements. But...

Pharmacy-benefit managers for the state-employee health insurance program are challenging an attempt to require them to repay $39.2 million to the Florida Department of Management Services. Medco Health Solutions, Inc. and Express Scripts, Inc., which are subsidiaries of the same holding company, have filed a series...