When a rheumatologist told Linda Drake of Miami that she might have lung cancer, the former smoker did some research and discovered a study for early detection and treatment of the disease with researchers in South Florida. Drake, 57, decided to participate in the study because...

Marion County is one candidate to possibly receive a new nursing home for veterans, but there's still along way to go. GTN's Mayci McLeod has more on what it would take to bring the facility to North Central Florida. The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs...

The only statistics I've ever paid much attention to were my own, from my days as a touring tennis pro, and those were usually stats like rankings, titles won, serve speeds and other numbers we pros care about. But recently, I stumbled across a website,statisticbrain.com, which...

It's time to amend that "apple a day" aphorism: Tomatoes and cranberries keep the doctor away, too. New research shows that incorporating these three red, round fruits into your daily diet can reduce your risk of heart disease by as much as 40 percent. Indeed,...

The older you are, the more likely you are to have insomnia — a disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep or both. Older adults wake up more frequently during the night, wake up earlier and are more likely to report feeling unrested on...

The ability of an older adult to move about their community to shop for personal goods and services and for recreation and socialization is essential for full participation in all aspects of life. The inability to be mobile in the community makes it difficult for...

United HomeCare® (UHC) is now looking beyond its quality-of-life solutions and care capabilities to the assisted living facility (ALF) arena, and recently celebrated the groundbreaking on its new facility - The Residences of United HomeCare. The groundbreaking coincides with UHC’s 40-year landmark anniversary of promoting...

Florida Hospital Flagler and WNZF Radio will host a Health & Fitness Fair Feb. 26 on the hospital’s campus, located at 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, according to a news release. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flagler County residents will have the opportunity to...

In 1975, “Jaws” kept us out of the ocean, lakes, swimming pools and foot baths. Even now, we Floridians have a healthy respect forCarcharodon carcharias — the great white shark — and all his cousins. But our waters are home to other dangerous sea life that can...

People in much of Minnesota, northwestern Pennsylvania and Tucson, Ariz., are getting the best bargains from the health care law's new insurance marketplaces. Their premiums run half as much as those in the country's most expensive markets. The 10 regions with the lowest premiums in the...