Former Orlando Health patients may have to help repay the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after a federal audit discovered the hospital overbilled Medicare by $1.45 million, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Orlando Health says it owes much less than that, and called the overbilling errors...

Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Crews announced today a number of measures aimed at ensuring the appropriate care and custody for Florida inmates with mental health conditions and protecting public safety. Secretary Crews said: “The Department is responsible for the custody of between 15 and 20...

For many seniors, everyday tasks that were simple years earlier can prove difficult or even impossible as they get older, leaving children or other younger relatives to devote large chunks of time to caring for their elders. Instead of contemplating a move to an assisted living...

Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don't normally think about food policy when they vote. A group of food advocates is trying to figure out how to change that. They're putting money and organizational effort into elections for...

Following word of the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as major news organizations have weighed in. While the development is a concern, the basic message seems to be this: Don't panic. The patient, who...

Stricter regulations in the state’s compounding pharmacy industry take effect Wednesday -- two years after a national outbreak of fungal meningitis killed 64 people, including seven in Florida. In 2012, when the New England Compounding Center outbreak happened, the state had hundreds of unregulated, non-resident facilities...

As the Ebola outbreak gains steam, experts continue to deploy to the region. Teams from Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization, the U.S. military and others are in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia assembling treatment centers and fighting the deadly virus. There's one group of experts...

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday selected St. Lucie County as the site of the state’s next nursing home for military veterans – and indicated they might consider another new nursing home next year. The Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans’ Nursing Home in...

Fashion, inspiration, health tips, refreshment and prizes: There's nothing not to love about West Florida Healthcare's "Women's Day Out" coming Oct. 11 to the Pensacola State College campus. The free event will feature Ali Vincent, the winner of NBC's reality show "The Biggest Loser." Vincent, the show's...