Thursday is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, time to make a plan to quit.
CHICAGO — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early use of a statin can have a legacy effect, perhaps changing someone's odds …
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had been suffering from a massive tumor and drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico had the growth removed after a long surgery, a church said Tuesday.
TAMPA — The Obama administration official overseeing the health insurance marketplaces said Monday that she's pleased with how the federal website is working so far and confident more than 9 million Americans will sign up for coverage by February.
Texting and "sexting," sending sexually explicit messages via mobile phone, are firmly entrenched in the high school dating scene these days, but until now little solid data has existed on to what extent these social media connections have been misused to control, harass, threaten or stalk.
FORT LAUDERDALE — From a tailgating party with Gator fans in Gainesville to a beer festival in Pensacola, Floridians had plenty of opportunities Saturday to get in-person help signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Around 35,000 people participated in the Tampa Bay Heart Walk on Saturday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, which aims to raise awareness of heart disease and promote a heart-healthy lifestyle as well as honoring survivors of heart disease and strokes.
TAMPA — Back in July, Dr. Douglas Holt got an invitation to help teach a one-day course on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Holt, the director of the Hillsborough County Health Department, agreed but wondered: Who's interested in Ebola?
Before long, he got an answer.
Linda Osmundson is a domestic violence survivor who has helped thousands of women break from their abusers and find new lives.
A few days ago, the last remaining Ebola patient in the United States, a New York physician who treated patients in Africa, got the all clear and is back at home. The two nurses in Dallas who contracted the disease from Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died at their hospital, also are doing fine.