The lack of a cost-effective mental-health-care system in the United States results in outcomes that are both painfully hidden and obvious. Millions of Americans with serious mental illnesses — and their families — suffer in silence, often unable to obtain or afford treatment. Legions of others display...

Notable events from our shared experience Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb’s record for most career hits with his 4,192nd on Sept. 11, 1985. In 1989, Rose, then manager of the Cincinnati Reds, is banned for life from baseball for betting on games — specifically his own...

Four people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in Miami-Dade County so far  this year, health officials said Friday. The three cases of the mosquito-borne illness include a 49-year-old and a 64-year-old, the Florida Department of Health reported. Health officials want healthcare providers to contact the department...

CVS has rebranded itself, changing its corporate name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health. On the very same day, the company has also fulfilled a promise it made earlier this year: No more cigarettes on its store shelves. For more on the decisions, Audie Cornish...

Some of us embrace it, others dread its approach, but few escape retirement. No matter how you feel about it, you need to take some steps to make sure you have the mental and monetary resources to make this next phase of life a happy...

Ahhh, the beach. The baking sun, soft sand, cresting waves and sea breeze on your face. There's nothing quite like spending time at South Florida's beaches. Why do we feel so good there? And are the benefits from the beach physical or psychological? As snowbirds and tourists...

A Miami-based facility ranked first on the South Florida Business Journal’s list of the top nursing homes. The nursing home earned the top spot based on its 462 beds and 86.2 percent occupancy rate. To see who topped the list, click through the photo galley. The complete nursing...

1. Check out problems sooner rather than later. This is like saying "Don't let a cold turn into pneumonia." For example, a torn CV boot is a common problem and a simple repair. Delay getting it fixed, though, and you'll end up by the side...

"Minnesota Nice” might be the key to good health for seniors. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report rated Minnesota the healthiest state in the nation for adults aged 65 and over — beating out Hawaii. And that retiree and snowbird haven, Florida? It came in 28th. What could...

A new study of 34 million Medicare patients has found what one prominent heart researcher calls “jaw-dropping” reductions in hospitalizations and deaths from heart attacks and strokes over the past decade. According to the findings published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, the number of...