Too often, hospitalized patients are passive participants in their own care. But interactive patient technology is starting to change that. Creating a culture of patient empowerment is a win for patients and providers alike, giving patients greater control and helping educate them about their conditions...

Lethal forms of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have struck hundreds of patients in a dozen health-care facilities in Florida since 2008,  but state health officials have not required them to share their information and have not alerted the public, the Palm Beach Post reports. In fact, Post reporter...

When a hurricane is approaching, everyone needs to have a plan in place. When you have medical needs, that preparation becomes even more critical. Dr. Theo Sai is the chief medical officer for senior products for Humana in Central Florida.  He's also lived through several hurricanes. “I...

We are pleased and excited to announce the return of the annual Miami Family Event Wellness & Lifestyle Expo which will be held September 19-21, 2014 at the Dade County Fair & Expo Center in Miami, Florida. This event has an expected attendance of over...

More than 500,000 cases of colon and rectal cancer may have been prevented with cancer screening tests during the last three decades in the United States, experts estimate. "These numbers represent real patients and families who have been spared the trauma of a cancer diagnosis and...

Taking an active role in your health care can help you get the best care possible from your doctor. One way to do this is to improve your relationship with your doctor. The following are some tips to help you and your doctor improve your...

Several studies have confirmed that taking a statin, such as simvastatin, is associated with a higher risk of developing diabetes. The risk is particularly high in people like yourself, with a normal BMI, below 25. In a recent review, the risk over several years of...

Florida ranks near the middle of the state when it comes to senior health, according to a national survey released this week. Florida ranks 28th, slipping slightly from the last senior report by one notch. United Health Foundation’s second edition of its Health Rankings Senior Report...