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John Fernandez

Mosquito Protection: Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Even with a somewhat diminished Zika threat — for now — mosquito season remains in full swing for South Florida through September and precautions are...

August 21, 2017 / 3 min read

Roundup: Those ‘Fat But Fit’ Have Higher...

Being “fat but fit” is likely just a myth, a new study has found, stressing that these adults carry an increased risk of heart attack...

August 18, 2017 / 3 min read

Stroke Risk has Declined for Men, But...

While the incidence of stroke in men has been decreasing in recent years, the same is not true for women. New research finds the rate...

August 17, 2017 / 2 min read

Solar Eclipse: Protecting Your Eyes From the...

Never look at the sun directly, your mom may have told you more than once. And she was right. This is also true during the...

August 16, 2017 / 2 min read

How Exercise Can Beat Cancer-Related Fatigue

The benefits of regular exercise to reach or maintain a healthy weight or combat chronic disease are well established. Now, you can add cancer-related fatigue...

August 15, 2017 / 2 min read

Sleep Health 101: Getting Kids Ready for...

South Florida’s public schools reopen on Aug. 21, but sleep health experts say that parents need to start re-orienting their kids back into an early-to-bed...

August 7, 2017 / 1 min read

Dietary Supplements Increasingly Harmful to Kids, New...

New research adds dietary supplements commonly found in the home as a potential health risk to children. A new study finds that U.S. Poison Control...

July 26, 2017 / 3 min read

Roundup: Diet Sodas Linked to Weight Gain,...

Diet sodas continue to be the recipient of negative publicity related to health risks. The latest study finds that these diet drinks, which many Americans...

July 21, 2017 / 4 min read

McCain’s Brain Cancer Diagnosis: A Tough Battle...

The type of brain tumor that doctors removed from Senator John McCain last week is known as a glioblastoma, a highly malignant form of cancer...

July 20, 2017 / 2 min read

Broccoli Reasserts Its Super-Food Status

Move over kale, you’ve been getting too much attention as a “super food” lately. Broccoli is taking center stage again — even though it’s always...

July 18, 2017 / 2 min read