Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Health

Mayo Clinic Q&A: seek attention for mole that bleeds; a look at lung restoration

DON’T WAIT: BLEEDING MOLE SHOULD BE EVALUATED BY A DOCTOR Should I see a health care provider for a mole that bleeds occasionally?Yes. Although it may not be serious, a mole that bleeds is a possible sign of melanoma, a rare but serious skin cancer t...
Published: 12/08/17
Lightened Shepherd’s Pie comforting, quick

Lightened Shepherd’s Pie comforting, quick

When the weather gets cooler, we want to tuck into comfort food in our home. Doing a recipe makeover on a tasty-but-less-than-healthy dish is one of my favorite challenges. Today, I’m taking on a wintertime classic with my Lightened Shepherd’s Pie. T...
Published: 12/08/17
Green Salad With Pumpkin Vinaigrette celebrates holiday season

Green Salad With Pumpkin Vinaigrette celebrates holiday season

By MELISSA D’ARABIANSummer may officially be the season of green salads, but wintertime versions have advantages that make them worth exploring. The cooler weather seasonable greens are hearty and darker green, which makes them nutrient-rich. And, th...
Published: 12/08/17
Should your doctor offer a money-back guarantee?

Should your doctor offer a money-back guarantee?

Linda Radach has had six hip replacement operations since 2006, three on each side. Osteoarthritis was the reason she needed surgery in the first place, but replacing her hips in some ways only worsened her troubles.Following two of the procedures, t...
Published: 12/07/17
In leadership change, St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership CEO moves to hospital foundation

In leadership change, St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership CEO moves to hospital foundation

St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership CEO Joni James is stepping down and David Metz, a former administrator for both the city of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County, will become the organization’s interim chief executive officer. Metz, who will begin t...
Published: 12/06/17
UnitedHealth takes on rival Aetna with $5B deal

UnitedHealth takes on rival Aetna with $5B deal

By TOM MURPHYThe nation’s biggest health insurer is spending nearly $5 billion to buy hundreds of clinics, just three days after rival Aetna announced a tie up with CVS Health Corp. Minnetonka, Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Wednesday t...
Published: 12/06/17
Florida Hospital chain to buy Bayfront Health Dade City

Florida Hospital chain to buy Bayfront Health Dade City

Adventist Health System, the parent company of Florida Hospital, announced Tuesday that it plans to buy Bayfront Health Dade City hospital and its related outpatient services. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, which will mak...
Published: 12/05/17
Could math help defeat cancer? Moffitt is betting it will

Could math help defeat cancer? Moffitt is betting it will

TAMPA — On any given day, the lobby at Moffitt Cancer Center is buzzing with patients and their families. A few are waiting to check in for another round of chemotherapy. Others are hopeful for more good news about their remission. Some look more tir...
Published: 12/05/17
Five ways Congress’ tax overhaul could change health care

Five ways Congress’ tax overhaul could change health care

Having failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Congress is now working on a tax overhaul. But it turns out the tax bills in the House and Senate also aim to reshape health care.Here are five big ways the tax bill could affect health pol...
Published: 12/04/17
Updated: 12/05/17
A Florida man collapsed with a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattoo. Doctors didn’t know what to do

A Florida man collapsed with a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattoo. Doctors didn’t know what to do

Doctors in Miami faced an unusual ethical dilemma when an unconscious, deteriorating patient was brought into the emergency room with the words "Do Not Resuscitate" across his chest.The 70-year-old man was taken earlier this year to Jackson Memorial ...
Published: 12/01/17