July has not been kind to my dear daughter’s microbiome. She’s had to take two back-to-back courses of antibiotics for unrelated infections, which means the ecosystem of bacteria in her intestines has been under assault for 20 of the past 30 days. Needless to say,...

The nutrients in fruits and vegetables are vital to good health and a long life, but only up to a point. Once you've hit five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, additional daily servings don't appear to boost longevity, a new research review suggests. The...

Older kidney donors enjoy similar longevity and cardiovascular health as other healthy mature individuals, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The findings may provide some reassurance to older individuals considering donation and the transplant professionals caring for them. Over the...

Over the past decade, a greater number of patients, age 80 and older, are having elective orthopaedic surgery. A new study appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery(JBJS) found that these surgeries are generally safe with mortality rates decreasing for total hip (THR)...

Drinking caffeine may worsen the hot flashes and night sweats that affect roughly two-thirds of women as they go through menopause, new survey data suggests. "While these findings are preliminary, our study suggests that limiting caffeine intake may be useful for those postmenopausal women who have...

Miami is one of the global entry points to the United States, which makes it vulnerable to the spread of diseases. And as a deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa continues to grow, fears of the disease spreading through air travel are increasing. But the Centers...

Doctors and physical therapists in Northeast Florida now have a new tool to better diagnose and treat mobility issues. At an open house at its Memorial Healthcare Plaza location, Brooks Rehabilitation unveiled technology this week that pairs infrared, high-speed cameras with motion sensors placed on the...

Such was the case when seeing a list of cities that will get help to expand health care to children. Florida in general and Jacksonville in particular have been laggards in providing health care access to children. About 25,000 children are uninsured in Jacksonville. Sadly, there...

The campaign to legalize marijuana use – especially for medical purposes – is riding the winds of victory that are blowing from the west coast to Florida, where a vote in November seems poised to make its use legal there. What is becoming obvious in...