Social Security benefits will rise by 1.7 percent starting in January, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday. That’s a tad higher than this year’s 1.5 percent increase. It’s also the fourth straight year that the cost-of-living adjustment was below 2 percent for nearly 59 million retirees,...

West Boca Medical Center will now provide MAKOplasty, one of the latest innovations in total hip and partial knee replacement surgeries, for patients suffering from hip and knee pain. This highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm procedure enables accurate hip implant alignment and knee resurfacing. Read more...

Older Americans are living longer than ever, with a life expectancy at age 65 of about 20 more years for women and 18 more years for men, according to a new government report. Americans’ life expectancy from birth also reached a record high in 2012 —...

The next time the cashier asks, “Would you like your receipt?” the healthiest response might be, “No thanks!” That’s because a small but troubling new study finds that touching a cash register receipt can increase your body’s absorption of a controversial chemical used in the...

Sunrise-based nonprofit Elderly Housing Developing & Operations Corp. acquired a senior living tower on Miami's Brickell Avenue, keeping the property out of the hands of developers. There's no doubt many condo builders would love to get their hands on the 3.2-acre site along Biscayne Bay, but...

 Homestead-Miami Speedway joins an impressive list of professional sports teams, colleges and sporting events from South Florida which now share Baptist Health South Florida as a corporate partner. The Speedway and Baptist Health today announced a three-year agreement, making Baptist Health the official healthcare sponsor of the...

Lt. Louis Sanchez, from Miami, has served as a clinical social worker in the U.S. Navy for five years. He is deployed on the USS Bataan (LHD 5), the flagship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG). “I joined the Navy because I wanted to serve...

You recently may have seen Miami- Dade’s “Bravest” wearing pink. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR) highlighted Breast Cancer Awareness Month by having its members wear “pink.” MDFR firefighter-paramedics wore pink uniform shirts from Sept. 27 through Oct. 11 to provide support and awareness of breast...

Sunscreen? Check. Swimsuit? Check. Health benefits? Check your smartphone. Before you head out on summer vacation or set off for the neighborhood pool, add another item to your packing list: a mobile health benefits app. Mobile apps are used to organize, communicate and entertain. Mobile health apps...