Pinellas County has nearly 150,000 people who sometimes don’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to the group Feeding America. They are known as being food insecure. The St. Petersburg Free Clinic, non-profit organization that provides food, shelter and healthcare assistance, is expanding its...

Ten years may not seem like a long time, but in my field, ophthalmology, it has made the difference between going blind and still being able to drive. Ten years ago, if you developed wet age-related macular degeneration, a disease that wreaks havoc on central vision...

Doctors know it's important to talk with their patients about end-of-life care. But they're finding it tough to start those conversations. When they do, they're not sure what to say, according to a national poll released Thursday. Such discussions are becoming more important as baby boomers reach...

Having HIV — or getting treatment for it — speeds up the aging process by about five years, on average, scientists report in a new study. The findings, published in the journal Molecular Cell, fit with what doctors have seen in clinics: HIV-positive people tend to...

1. You're feeling down The blues and more serious mood disorders such as depression can translate into pain in other parts of your body. Researchers from the University of Sydney found that people who had symptoms of depression had 60 percent greater incidence of back pain...

Two years ago, Nina Keneally and her husband, Ken, left their empty nest in suburban Connecticut for a brownstone in Bushwick, a millennial hipster haven in Brooklyn, N.Y. Keneally's husband continues to work as a stagehand on Broadway shows. But after eight years as a counselor...

A little yoga, a good jog, even a round of tennis is likely to keep your mind sharper and more focused, a study conducted by the University of Miami and Columbia University has found. Pay attention Baby Boomers: It’s especially the case if you’re a senior...

Kids, it’s time to get egg-cited again! Yes, Easter Weekend is here, and that means in between dressing up in your Sunday best to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, you can stuff your little faces with chocolate bunnies, pastel-colored candies and Marshmallow Peeps. And there...

Twelve years ago, right after getting a diagnosis of prostate cancer, Carl Sola of Homestead flew with his wife to the Dominican Republic for a treatment he couldn't get in the United States. His friends warned him not to risk an unproven procedure, one his insurance...