My 87-year-old mother, Milli, had a serious stroke a few weeks ago that put her in a wheelchair, and now I am shopping for her nursing home wardrobe. The nursing home has given me a list, suggesting clothing that is “comfortable, casual and easily laundered.” Name...

We all know about the billions of dollars that global tourism brings into the Sunshine State but what about medical tourism? According to a Florida Tax Watch study many people are traveling to the state to have medical procedures done. One example includes a new technique for...

Translating from one language to another is a tricky business, and when it comes to interpreting between a doctor and patient, the stakes are even higher. Consider the story of 18-year-old baseball player Willie Ramirez. In 1980, Ramirez was taken to a South Florida hospital in a...

In the latest tweak to America's plan to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leader Dr. Tom Frieden announced changes to the U.S. response to Ebola and the guidance federal agencies are giving to state and local...

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...

People are often told to follow a rehabilitation program following surgery to speed recovery. But starting weeks before going under the knife might help them regain function even faster. So-called "prehabilitation" to prepare someone for an upcoming stressful event has been used quite a bit in...

Karen McLaughlin normally carries a flashlight for her nighttime kayak trips along Florida’s Banana River to spot any alligators resting on the banks. But these days, it’s the river itself that glows in the dark. “It’s beautiful!” McLaughlin, an eco-tour guide, said as her boat’s wake...

South Florida nurses are calling on their employers to make sure they’re prepared for a possible Ebola case. Members of National Nurses United are calling for standardized protective gear and processes at all South Florida hospitals. Members of the group gathered on Friday and made a public...

It is time for conversations about death to become a part of life. That is one of the themes of a 500-page report, titled “Dying in America,” released Sept. 17 by the Institute of Medicine. The report suggests that the first end-of-life conversation could coincide with a...

An MRI scan can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain before symptoms of memory loss appear, according to a new study published in the online journal Radiology. This new use of a well-known technique has the potential to be used in the very...