MyEyeLab is opening a new site in the south Florida market during the month of December. The store is opening in Kendall in Miami-Dade county. The Kendall store joins other south Florida MyEyeLab stores in Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Hollywood, Hialeah and N. Miami Beach which opened during the months of September,...

Paul Salazar knew that being an application counselor for the new federal health insurance exchange would be a challenge. As a Spanish-speaking community health center counselor, he was prepared to translate the complicated program for fellow Hispanics. One-third of Hispanics don't have health insurance, and they...

Dr. Steve Pittman, the chief operating officer at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare and a clinical psychologist, likes to think of the Baker Act as mental health ER. "The Baker Act is designed as the ultimate safety net," Pittman said. People who are Baker Acted in Gainesville are taken...

A major victory has been achieved in the long battle to get mental illness covered by health insurance like other medical conditions, but the fight isn't over. The Obama administration issued regulations Nov. 8 requiring insurers to cover mental health and addiction in the same way as...

International experts in the field of long-term care will converge in St. Louis today and tomorrow for in-depth discussions and study about taking care of the elderly. Presenters include Florida Atlantic University's Joseph Ouslander, M.D. on hospitalizations in long-term care; University of Missouri's Marilyn Rantz, Ph.D., RN, on...

Most Americans who hold individual health policies that don’t meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act for 2014 could get better plans with subsidies through the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a consumer group. About two-thirds of Floridians who hold such policies have incomes between 100...

“These folks are savvy. Every person in here is a tech savvy person whose used to being online,” Petrila said. “No one's in here thinking, ‘Well, what's the Internet?’ If these folks can't navigate this website, then that's a serious problem." There is a serious problem....

On July 26, 2010, Richard Borrack, 78, went missing from his assisted living community, Emeritus at Jensen Beach. Mr. Borrack apparently had cut off his Wanderguard ankle bracelet, which helps track his location, earlier in the day. After an extensive search of the region involving the...

Longtime patient Pauline Braathen has made a gift of $30 million to Cleveland Clinic Florida, the largest gift in the organization’s 25-year history, according to a press release. Braathen’s donation will fund the construction of a five-story, 143,000 square foot building on the Weston campus that...

Although two out of three Americans think obesity is a serious public health issue, most — 54 percent — don't believe the government should meddle in the matter, according to a national survey from Pew Research Center. Many business owners would also prefer that government stay out of...