There are a lot of stereotypes out there about the millennial generation: they’re disengaged and hyper-focused on technology. But someday, these 80 million Americans born between 1980 and 1999, will be needing health care. And a lot of it. That's why the second MediFuture conference this week...

Patients heading to hospital emergency departments covered by their health insurance company are increasingly getting a rude and costly awakening, the Tampa Bay Times reports. ER physicians who work as contractors may not be in network, and patients are stuck with the bill. Major ER contractor...

Deciding to put a loved on in a nursing home is hard enough, but as our partners at WUSF and Health News Florida in Tampa report, researching nursing home quality isn't easy in Florida. And in a state where a fifth of all nursing homes are...

Florida has the 37th highest obesity rate among adults, up from its last ranking of 40th, according to a report from Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Florida's increase from 25.2 percent in 2012 to 26.4 percent in 2013 is not statistically significant,...

In Gainesville, there are many places a citizen can go to get treatment for any illness. Most Americans are fortunate enough to have access to affordable health care, and new reforms of the health care system have allowed even those with pre-existing conditions access to medical...

Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. “Previous studies have shown that potassium consumption may lower...

Your mother sees doctors for several chronic conditions, and her latest checkup has you concerned. Her blood pressure is back on the rise, and not only that, her diabetes is no longer under control. When you check her kitchen/medicine cabinet, instead of the neat row...

The risk of complications when implanting deep brain stimulation devices in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease is no greater in older patients than younger ones, a new study shows. The treatment involves placing electrodes in specific parts of the brain. The new findings should...