Just a generation ago, aging family members typically had at least one relative living nearby. These days, many are being cared for by baby boomer children who live far away. Balancing careers and kids of their own, these grown children may find it difficult to move...

Like many working moms, Hope Bott of Orlando usually put her family's health needs ahead of her own, said the wife and mother of three boys. So when a mobile-mammography bus pulled up to her workplace in March, she got on board. Bott, 38, an operations...

Obesity is a growing problem among Hispanic Americans, especially among young adults, a new study shows. After analyzing data from more than 16,300 Hispanics in Chicago, Miami, New York City and San Diego, the researchers found that 18 percent of women and 12 percent of men...

It's safe for healthy older people to donate kidneys, researchers say. Live kidney donation by people 55 and older has become more common in the United States in the past two decades, but there have been concerns that giving up a kidney might put older people...

Young adults who drop their bad health habits can reduce their risk of heart disease as they age, new research suggests. "Even after people have hit adulthood with some unhealthy behaviors, it's not too late to produce a benefit for their heart if they change those...

Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and heart disease top the list for the most new drugs in development to treat the common chronic diseases of older Americans, according to a new drug- industry report. The report, by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), an industry trade...

Medical marijuana is gaining support among Florida seniors, part of a growing demographic of voters that intend to vote for Amendment 2 in November. Many of the Baby Boomer-and-older crowd — who usually do not approve of recreational cannabis use — say people shouldn’t be made...

Florida has taken the lead in destigmatizing mental illness in America by becoming the first state to provide a plan tailored to cover related conditions under Medicaid. The coverage is part of a long-range goal to provide comprehensive holistic care to patients who use public health assistance. Florida’s...

Stress is bad for your health. And bad health causes a lot of stress. Poor health and disability are common among people who say they suffer from a lot of stress, according to a national poll by NPR, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...

One of Florida largest unions, which includes 30,000 health care workers, endorsed the proposed medical marijuana amendment Tuesday. "Seriously ill patients should not have to expose themselves to prosecution for seeking to obtain the medicine they need," Martha Baker, a registered nurse and vice president of...