Traditional healthcare policy long has emphasized the role of physicians, hospitals and other clinical providers in ensuring good public health. Now a South Florida nonprofit is making a multimillion-dollar investment in Little Havana and Miami Gardens that may improve the health of residents through non-clinical factors,...

Florida Hospital Flagler has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, Disease-Specific Care Certification in total hip and total knee replacement surgery by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care, according to a hospital...

With flu season in progress, the UF Student Health Care Center is urging students to take precautions. The center sent an email Thursday encouraging students to take action against the flu, including getting vaccinated and taking daily preventative measures such as using hand sanitizer. Alachua County health...

Managing your health in today's ever-changing health care landscape can be a challenge. Not only are you faced with trying to understand federal laws but you also need to navigate state laws that can have a dramatic impact on your care. During the 2013 legislative session in...

Florida Hospital HospiceCare decorated and donated 74 mini Christmas trees for patients staying at the inpatient units at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in and the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast. The trees also went to Florida Hospital HospiceCare patients who were...

In Polk County, volunteers have the opportunity to shine and serve local elders and people with disabilities. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs in partnership with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging heads a health insurance assistance program in which volunteers provide one-on-one...

That kindly gent with the rose garden, the cute little old lady in the deli line, the mahjong master at the community center — any one could be among a growing portion of our aging population: the senior stoner. In retiree-rich South Florida, some golden-agers are...

Alzheimer's is a disease without a cure, and the available treatments only slow its progression for a bit. Now there's evidence vitamin E may help hold it at bay, at least for people in the early stages of the disease. The finding, though inconclusive, is a...

MD Now Medical Centers, the fastest growing independent provider of urgent care in South Florida today released its 2014 health predictions. "The Affordable Health Act has ushered in a new type of patient – one more involved, educated and active in their own healthcare. Patients now seek the...

In 2012, some 58,500 paid, regulated long-term care companies served about 8 million people in the U.S., some 4.7 million of whom received that care in their home. And more often than not, experts say those receiving that care – be it one, two or...