Here’s an easy way to boost your brain health, especially if you’re worried about memory loss or dementia: Eat any kind of fish — as long as it isn’t fried — at least once a week. That’s the surprising result of a new study looking at...

Low fat, low sugar. High fat, low carb. High carb, plant-based. Mediterranean. Atkins. Ornish. At some point in the past 12 months, at least one study has appeared in a well-respected, peer-reviewed medical journal touting the health benefits of each of these diets. A study...

Before Danielle Pendergrass, a nurse practitioner, moved back to her native Utah, many women in her rural three-county region had gone years without seeing a doctor for health services such as cervical cancer screenings and birth control. For many, the 60-mile trip to the nearest obstetrician-gynecologist...

Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy delivered a message this week that resonated in Southwest Florida: Antiquated policies and the lack of an effective mental-health-care system in the United States are detrimental to our nation -- and its local governments, communities, families and, especially, millions of Americans...

More than 200,000 Floridians may be eligible to sign up for health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act soon even though enrollment doesn't officially start until November. Consumers that get married, move, give birth or gain citizenship may qualify for a special enrollment period. They...

As November’s Election Day draws near, the debate over legalizing medical marijuana is heating up as opposition campaigns get cranking. “We believe the unintended consequences of Amendment 2 are serious and numerous enough to constitute a public health risk for Floridians,” Dr. Alan Pillersdorf, president of...

The construction of the $430 million state-of-the-art Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida in Miami kicked off Friday with a groundbreaking ceremony, where individuals signed a steel beam sculpture designed as installation art for the completed cancer center. The 395,000-square-foot Miami Cancer Institute to...

There is new evidence that supports the argument for senior women – ages 75 and older – to continue in mammography screening. The research says mammography leads to earlier stage cancer diagnosis in older women, which reduces the rate of more advanced, difficult-to-treat cases. The new...

A new long-term treatment for the third largest killer of U.S. citizens - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – was approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol), an inhalation spray, is for the treatment of patients with COPD, including chronic...