Inside his family's trailer home, Israel Cortes sits in his bomber jacket at the kitchen table, doing his best to talk despite the tracheotomy tube in his throat. Communicating in whispers and handwritten notes, Cortes, 60, is frustrated at the slow pace of his recovery from...

State agencies and departments are getting their budget priorities together as we count down to the opening of the Legislative session March 4th. One priority for the governor and the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs is to make room for older veterans waiting for a...

Milagros Medina rents a room in a quiet subdivision on the outskirts of Lakeland. At 68, her arthritis, high blood pressure and chronic back pain are not going away. And she doesn’t want to end up in a nursing home. This retiree who likes being called Miss...

More than three months after a new state law forced senior arcades into retirement, the low-stakes, adults-only gaming venues are re-emerging across South Florida, with their owners and patrons playing by a new set of rules. The law doesn't call for an outright ban on senior...

Does Medicaid pay for your long-term care services? If so, this is important information you need to know. The way you receive long-term care services is changing soon. Your services will be provided by a managed care plan. The agency wants to make sure the...

Key health care industry leaders, innovators and lawmakers gathered at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, through Friday, January 31, 2014, to engage in a series of panel discussions at the 2014 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit. The Summit,...

In these times when folks have questions and concerns with the future of Medicare, many people may not be aware of a simple way to save this government program a lot of money and, at the same time, have a safe and comfortable rehabilitation experience...

Putting the health of its customers ahead of revenue, CVS Caremark said it would no longer sell cigarettes and other tobacco products at its 7,600 pharmacy stores nationwide on Oct.1. The company (NYSE: CVS), which has 716 locations in Florida, said it’s committed to promoting better health and...

During last weekend's pirate invasion, as people walked around in their best pirate costumes, contractors for the federal government were trying to pitch health plans under the Affordable Care Act. "Our goal here today is to provide education to the younger 18 to 35 demographic, to...