Digna Torres had been so focused on taking care of others that she didn’t realize she wasn’t taking care of herself. Thankfully, a Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) doctor noticed abnormalities in Torres’ breasts and got her scheduled for surgery within 45 days...

Today the Florida Department of Health asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide all Florida hospitals on best practices and what lessons have been learned from their experience in Dallas. The goal is to protect more than 300,000 Florida healthcare workers in...

Baby boomers and their elderly parents are flocking to advisory practices that incorporate both financial planning and elder-care expertise—when they can find them. A handful of financial advisors across the country have made elder-care planning a primary focus of their practices. The demand has been formidable. In...

After reports emerged that a health-care worker was infected with the Ebola virus in Dallas, Florida officials, including a political odd couple, urged action at the federal and state level to prepare in case an outbreak occurs. A nurse in Dallas was infected with Ebola while...

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he is asking every Florida hospital to mandate all healthcare professionals undergo Ebola protection training programs to ensure their safety. Governor Scott said, “In light of what happened in Dallas, we want to make sure those healthcare professionals on the...

USF's School of Public Affairs and Nielsen released more results of their annual Sunshine State Survey today. These are the numbers on how Floridians feel about recreational marijuana. USF Professor Susan MacManus says two-thirds of Floridians believe that the approval of the medicinal marijuana amendment will...

The state Department of Health has confirmed the first Florida case of a severe respiratory illness affecting children around the country. Officials said Tuesday that a 10-year-old Polk County girl continues to recover from enterovirus 68. The girl was treated at Tampa General Hospital over a month...

As the pioneer of the first mental-health court in the United States, I know that the response by the state of Florida Department of Corrections to certify corrections officers in mental health in response to documented abuses in Florida’s prisons fails to address the real...

One in eight women will get breast cancer. The good news is that the death rate from breast cancer has dropped about 2 percent per year since 1990, thanks to earlier detection, new treatments and a better understanding of the disease. Our unique approach to...

Florida residents can now witness the 125-year journey of Florida Public Health at Florida Historic Capitol Museum’s newest and Florida’s first public health exhibit, concluding May 10. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The museum now displays more than 50 artifacts, ranging from...