Ten years ago, Chris Young was crushed by a car he was working under. “He was crushed accordion style,” says his wife Lesley. The accident left Young, 45, almost completely paralyzed and in a wheelchair. He does have some sensation in his legs, but that is...

Betty Valdez has chronic lung disease, known as COPD, high blood pressure, kidney disease, arthritis and diabetes. Remembering when to take her 20-plus medications is difficult. Getting up from a chair is a significant obstacle, making any regular exercise unlikely. With a primary care provider...

If you've ever walked out of the house without your phone and wallet — as I did yesterday — you might have wondered: Am I starting to lose it? Even if you're too young for any real concern about dementia, this kind of precursor to a...

In 1939, a group of 10 people between the ages of 10 and 43, all with epilepsy, traveled to the University of Rochester Medical Center, where they would become the first people to undergo a radical new surgery. The patients were there because they all struggled...

The Baptist brand of health care is coming to Miami Beach. The city planning board voted 6-1 to give Baptist the green light to build an urgent care center at 709 Alton Road. “We’re very happy and delighted that the planning board took such consideration really to...

The White House unveiled the first national HIV plan in 2010, with ambitious, measurable goals: reduce new HIV diagnoses, increase the number of youth with an undetectable HIV viral load, and reduce the death rate from AIDS. There’s been positive progress on all those, and there’s...

There's new evidence suggesting that women's brains are especially vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease and other problems with memory and thinking. Women with mild cognitive impairment, which can lead to Alzheimer's, tend to decline faster than men, researchers reported this week at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Florida International University’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Studies a $1.45 million grant to fund a free clinic at Miami Northwestern Senior High (MNW). The Liberty City-based campus will begin providing family and pediatric care...