During the winter months, ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for everyone. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses -- especially for seniors. Here is some helpful advice for preventing common winter dangers that the elderly...

Almost Family, Inc. AFAM -2.25% , a leading provider of home health nursing services, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the stock of SunCrest HealthCare. SunCrest, a provider of skilled home health and personal care services generated over $150 million in revenue in...

Virtual visits will be the norm at the state’s newest VA Medical Center. Leaders from the Veterans Health Administration National Simulation Center in Medical City are about to accept bids for the $20.3 million center, according the Orlando Business Journal. The center is being designed to...

Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Florida ranks 15th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. Florida currently spends $65.6 million a year on tobacco prevention and...

Dr. John Noseworthy has been president and CEO of theMayo Clinic since 2009. Along with its flagship facilities in Rochester, Minn., Mayo has other hospitals in Minnesota as well as Arizona, Florida and Georgia. In an interview with Merrill Goozner, editor of Modern Healthcare, Noseworthy talks about the impact...

panel of the area’s top medical professionals gathered Tuesday to discuss the state of black healthcare in South Florida. The discussion, hosted by Legacy Magazine, addressed medical issues affecting African-Americans, who make up nearly a quarter of the South Florida population. According to statistics, the black community...

It's time for Medicare participants to finalize their 2014 coverage decision. The open enrollment period for HMO-style Medicare Advantage or stand-alone prescription plans, which began on Oct. 15, ends at midnight Saturday. Seniors and disabled adults can go with this coverage, which is sold through private insurers approved...

CareCentrix, a company that manages home-based care benefits, has partnered with Aetna's commercial members in Florida. Through CareCentrix's HomeSTAR program, the two organizations cut Aetna member re-hospitalization rates by almost 20 percent. The HomeSTAR program helps patients transition from the around-the-clock care they receive in hospitals to taking...

A New York Times editorial called it possibly “the most dramatic advance in treating depression in decades.” Psychologist and sleep specialist Michael Breus, writing in the Huffington Post, said it could “dramatically change and broaden treatment for millions of people who suffer the debilitating effects of depression.”   The excitement is over a...

No disrespect to Santa and his half-pint helpers, but what we really want is the gift of a healthy mind and body. While good habits, genes and luck certainly factor in, you can help your loved ones achieve that wish with these low-cost offerings that are both...