Artificial sweeteners may disrupt the body's ability to regulate blood sugar, causing metabolic changes that can be a precursor to diabetes, researchers report.
WEST PALM BEACH — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and a lack of discussion about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.
Late last year, University of South Florida physicians opened a medical clinic at the Villages, near Ocala, to offer such specialty care as gynecology, cardiology and orthopedics. It was a key piece of the Tampa university's ambitious experiment to turn the retirement mecca into "America's Healthiest Hometown."
NEW YORK — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.
It is time for conversations about death to become a part of life.
It's obligatory: Every generation of adults must panic about kids and sex. In their new book Kids Gone Wild, Joel Best and Kathleen Bogle begin with quaint, bygone examples: a 1920s New York Times story in which mothers complained about "petting parties" and a 1950s book that warned girls against the …
ST. PETERSBURG — The company that canceled this year's edition of the Rock 'n' Roll half marathon in St. Petersburg has scrubbed another event.
Most Floridians live about 50 miles or less from a pediatric-designated trauma center — close enough that they can expect their children to be taken to one if they suffer a serious injury. But HCA has been opening new adult centers within that distance from the children's hospitals. As a …
One April evening two years ago, 9-year-old Justin Davis dashed into a busy Jacksonville street, headed to a convenience store for snacks.
WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.