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John Fernandez

Roundup: Florida Improves in Ranking of Healthiest...

Some states are significantly healthier than others, according to an updated ranking of how states are faring with a variety of challenges, including rates of...

December 15, 2017 / 4 min read

Toy Safety 2017: The Latest on Injury...

There were an estimated 174,100 toy-related, emergency room-treated injuries — and seven deaths — in 2016 to children younger than 15, according to a new report...

December 13, 2017 / 2 min read

‘Dramatic’ Diabetes Diagnosis Inspires Healthier Living (Video)

Christopher Braithwaite, 35, was a paramedic for seven years when he walked into the emergency room at Baptist Hospital of Miami as a patient himself,...

December 11, 2017 / 3 min read

Possible Lung Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the United States for both men and women. And most patients are diagnosed in the latter stages of...

December 5, 2017 / 2 min read

Top 7 Germiest Public Places (Infographic)

Keeping your hands clean after proper washing is the best protection against getting sick or spreading illness, according to public health officials. But with so...

December 4, 2017 / 2 min read

Cardiac Patient: Listen to Your Body and...

Michael Rosenberg, 65, says he had a fear of doctors since he was a boy, and put off getting regular checkups for several years. He...

November 28, 2017 / 2 min read

Roundup: Saliva Test Could Help Detect Concussions...

Researchers have found five molecules, called microRNAs, in saliva that could identify concussive symptoms in children, teens and young adults, according to a new study....

November 24, 2017 / 3 min read

Tips for Defeating Acid Reflux Naturally

GERD, known mostly as “acid reflux,” is the most common reason Americans are referred to gastroenterologists, doctors who specialize in disorders of the digestive system....

November 22, 2017 / 3 min read

Just 1 in 10 Adults Getting Enough...

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, which are loaded with vitamins and minerals, can help fight chronic diseases, such as heart problems, diabetes...

November 21, 2017 / 2 min read

Roundup: Plant-Based Diet, Coffee Reduce Heart Failure...

Two separate studies find that plant-based diets and coffee consumption are good for your heart.

November 17, 2017 / 3 min read