Med Tech Services of South Florida, Inc., which changed its name to Senior Home Care in January, today announced that its office in Sunrise, Fla. is a recipient of the Top 25 Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction presented by Fazzi Associates. The office provides home...

Caregiving is always tough, but it's that much tougher when caregivers have to rely on family ties that are ambiguous, strained or virtually nonexistent, suggests a University of Michigan study. Published online this month in the Journal of Marriage and Family, the U-M study is one of...

A new AARP-Alcon survey finds many are misinformed about cataract surgery. Here's the straight scoop if you or a parent is facing the procedure. Cataract surgery can help restore your vision. Myth: Cataract surgery is painful. Fact: It can be uncomfortable but shouldn't hurt. After sedating you, the doctor will numb...

Staying healthy and feeling your best is important at any age and that doesn’t change just because you have a few more grey hairs. As we grow older, we experience an increasing number of major life changes, including career changes and retirement, children leaving home,...

Help is available to guide people who lack insurance through the enrollment process of the new health insurance exchanges. Certified application counselors like Joel Alvelo are answering questions by telephone or making appointments at Lake Wales Medical Center with people who feel they need more help...

Two centers dedicated to women's health — one in Celebration and another in Winter Park — will open Thursday evening as part of Florida Hospital's $270 million expansion. Florida Hospital for Women-Winter Park and Celebration Health Women's Institute will both offer an array of health services for all...

As the head “navigator” for the Affordable Care Act in Southwest Florida, Thorp’s job is to help make the new health insurance exchanges accessible to everyone who needs coverage. Starting today, millions of uninsured Americans, including the more than 100,000 in Sarasota and Manatee counties, can choose from...

The Affordable Care Act has been through two years of legislative wrangling, a presidential election and a Supreme Court test that took it to the brink. Now, after yet another round of debate and argument, major pieces of the federal health law are expected to kick...

The University of Central Florida sent out this article this week, detailing a new student project at the College of Medicine that involves the arts. I found it interesting and wanted to share it. Here's the UCF report: In their latest effort to show the link between the...