Conversations about where you want to spend your final days or who will inherit your house after you die are difficult, but the consequences of failing to plan can be financially and emotionally draining for your family. Knowing your wishes have been followed will give...

Among older couples, physical illnesses can strain a marriage, but maintaining a healthy sex life could make a difference in how happily both partners cope, a new study suggests. Researchers have long known the illnesses that come with age are linked to poorer marriage quality, but...

Welcome to Vintex' new blog Vintex Quality Care, Inc is a dynamic health care agency here in South Florida. We’re in the business of providing premium health care services to every member of our community. Whether at home or in a facility, Vintex delivers that personalized...

Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest U.S. study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems. It doesn't take all that much extra sugar, hidden in many processed foods, to substantially raise the risk, the...

Just as heart attack symptoms may differ between men and women, so do stroke risks. Now, the American Heart Association has issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. They focus on birth control, pregnancy, depression and other risk factors that women face uniquely or...

Expect to see this advertised a lot in the coming months: Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center are among the nation’s top 50 hospitals, as determined by health care ranking organization Healthgrades. The designation, announced Tuesday, means the hospitals received among the most “clinical excellence”...

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children's Hospitals, today released its Best Nursing Homes 2014, highlighting the top nursing homes in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover almost 16,000 nursing homesnationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. Now in its sixth year, U.S. News' Best Nursing...

Memorial Healthcare System has planned over $7.2 million in renovations to its hospitals that will be voted on Wednesday. The South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners is meeting at 5:30 P.M. to consider two major renovation projects. The largest is a $6 million renovation of the...

The University of Miami Health System is coming to the university's main campus in Coral Gables in a big way, with groundbreaking planned this summer on a 200,000-square-foot ambulatory care center. The nonprofit university has been branching out from its medical school campus in Miami’s Health District with...

Last August I was honored to be given the opportunity to train the nursing staff of Bayfront Health Care Hospital (Brooksville) on dementia care. I was further honored to be working alongside Jerry Fisher of the Florida Gulf Coast Alzheimer's Association at this same hospital. In...