Numerous factors increase the risk of falls as people age, but there are ways to reduce that risk, a doctor says. Blood pressure drugs can cause problems such as dizziness when going from sitting or lying down to standing, said Dr. Jason Rice, a primary care...

You've dieted and exercised, and you still can't lose those last few pounds. As it turns out, other factors — from toxins in your home to your cellphone habits — could be sabotaging your efforts. Read on for some surprising ways to increase your chance...

Helen Mirren is alone. Tucked into her 500-year-old villa in the south of Italy, she's contentedly resting, by herself, before returning to work in a month. The classically trained English stage actress — whose nearly 50-year television and film career has landed her dozens of...

Bug bites in the summer..what gives? Summer is upon us with warm weather, trips to the beach, and loads of fun activities for every age group. As we seek to relax and enjoy this very short season, here comes the nuisance of insect or bug bites....

“Minnesota Nice” might be the key to good health for seniors. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report rated Minnesota the healthiest state in the nation for adults aged 65 and over — beating out Hawaii. And that retiree and snowbird haven, Florida? It came in 28th. What could put Minnesota,...

A severe physician shortage is coming. There are several causes. Primary care doctors have seen their quality of life at work decline - too little time with patients, too much paperwork, new demands for electronic records. The Affordable Care Act has mainly increased access to health care...

All of the healthcare workers who came into contact with a patient in Florida who was suffering from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) have tested negative for the often-deadly virus, state health officials said on Thursday. The patient, who is hospitalised in Orlando, Florida, is the...

The Florida Department of Health announced on May 16 that it has been notified of three imported cases of chikungunya, a mosquito borne illness epidemic in the Caribbean. This marks the first time that the illness has appeared in the continental U.S. from the Caribbean...

Concern has grown in the US after a second case of a potentially deadly virus was confirmed this week, that has sickened hundreds internationally. The second confirmed case of MERS, a respiratory illness from the Middle east, was found May 11th at a Florida Hospital with...