Retirement communities with ties to universities are a growing trend. Catering to the college-educated baby-boomer generation, nearly 100 schools have revived relationships with former students and others who live in nearby senior communities. Special correspondent Spencer Michels talks to residents of one such community in...

Florida health officials are monitoring two health workers who came down with flulike symptoms after unprotected contact with the second imported US Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) patient when he first sought care. In addition, amid a flurry of activity with the US infections and...

What’s the first thing you notice when you meet someone new? According to recent surveys, it’s probably their smile. Good oral care is very important to your health and wellness, with benefits ranging from being able to eat a proper diet to being perceived more...

My husband and I paid off our mortgage years ago. We planned to burn it while toasting our achievement with champagne. But we couldn't get our bank to produce a burnable piece of paper. It filed a document with the county, releasing its claim on...

State lawmakers want to keep Florida pot home-grown. But the low-THC medical marijuana recently authorized by the Legislature has sparked an out-of-state "green" rush before the bill has even been signed into law. Pot-related business owners from outside the state are less interested in the low-THC...

South Florida Seniors: You can be on the front lines helping protect Uncle Sam from Medicare fraud.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is asking you to guard against fraud. South Florida has recently been a hotbed for Medicare corruption, including a recent $25 million...

Once President Clinton's secretary for Health and Human Services, current University of Miami president Donna Shalala neatly summarized the reasons healthcare providers hesitate to share data with insurers. In an appearance at the eMerge Americas digital business conference in Miami Beach this week, sitting on a...

North Central Florida, especially Marion County, needs a Veterans Administration nursing home. With an aging population of more than 40,000 veterans in the community, and an estimated 600,000 more living in surrounding counties, the numbers add up to a quantifiable need for such a facility. So...

Celebrate Nurses How better to celebrate Nurses during the month of May-- than to congratulate the fantastic nurses of Vintex! You have proven to be a rarity in the business. Where some may complain and grumble, you choose to serve with care and pride. This...