There was a time when you got sick, you waited to see the family physician. But then came the "Doc In A Box" clinics, where you went without an appointment, at night and on weekends. And it only got easier when mini-clinics began popping up in...

In an effort to continue to promote its mission of creating healthy communities, Florida Blue has partnered with CVS to offer free flu shots to Florida Blue members and a reduced rate of $24 for non-members. Flu shots will be administered by appointments and walk-ins every...

McKenney Home Care presents “Alive Inside,” a documentary about music and memory, on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Silverspot Cinema. A reception in the lobby begins at 4:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 5 p.m. Directed and produced by Michael Rossato-Bennett, “Alive Inside” showcases how music...

A health fair was held last Friday at the Senior Center in Port St. Joe. Free health screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, hearing and vision were offered to attendees and area vendors including Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, Aqua medical spa, A&A Homecare, the...

Holly Dawson believes her job is a calling. She is one of about 2 million home care workers in the country. The jobs come with long hours and low pay. Each workday, Dawson drives through the Cleveland suburbs to help people take their medicines, bathe and do...

Nearly half of Florida hospitals have earned an "A" on error prevention in a new report card from a business-backed group concerned about patient safety. The ratings from The Leapfrog Group, released today, show Florida fifth among the states on its safety scores (see all state...

Medicare said it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's health care law five years ago. The announcement came late last week...

As we honor our former military personnel, Veterans Day is also a good time to recognize the year-round attempts to defraud them and to take advantage of those who appreciate their sacrifice and service. In some scams, veterans are specifically targeted. In others, fraudsters impersonate active-duty or...

Knock, knock. Who's there? If you're an older resident of a low-income area outside Cape Town, it might be Gloria Gxebeka. She's a 63-year-old grandmother and retired cook who used to spend her days at home alone and glued to the TV, especially the American soap opera...