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.
Last year, paramedics raced at least 1,300 Florida children to hospitals with injuries so severe, they required attention from a team of trauma specialists. Not all of these kids, however, got the same level of care. Because, as the Tampa Bay Times points out in
Premiums for job-based insurance rose modestly for the third consecutive year, reflecting slowed spending, even as key elements of the federal health care law went into effect.