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John Fernandez

10,000 Steps Daily? How Many Do You...

Taking 10,000 steps a day for optimal health has become a widely held belief. But walking that much may not be necessary for improved health...

July 15, 2019 / 2 min read

Roundup: Multivitamins & Heart Health; Best Time...

Many Supplements Not Beneficial for Heart Health, Review of Studies Says An analysis by different collaborating institutions — including the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine...

July 12, 2019 / 4 min read

Defying the Odds: He Survives Twice-Ruptured Brain...

A network engineer and father, Javier Quintana, 53, was very active and physically fit, playing tennis regularly and weight training three times a week. But...

July 9, 2019 / 2 min read

Facts About ‘Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ and Precautions You...

After two cases of “flesh-eating bacteria” infections were reported recently from contact with waters off Florida’s west coast and panhandle, public health officials and physicians...

July 8, 2019 / 3 min read

Roundup: Meds and Dementia Risk; CDC Warns...

Long-Term Use of Some Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia, Study Says A new study indicates there may be a higher risk of dementia...

July 5, 2019 / 3 min read

Fireworks Safety Update for This 4th of...

Families and friends gathering for the Fourth of July holiday can take “simple safety steps” when celebrating the nation’s birthday with fireworks, says the U.S....

July 3, 2019 / 2 min read

Roadway Safety: Texting-While-Driving Law Takes Effect

Starting today, July 1, 2019, texting while driving is a primary offense in Florida, meaning police officers can pull over drivers who are seen using...

July 1, 2019 / 2 min read

Roundup: Working Overtime and Stroke Risk; Coffee...

Working Long Hours, Over 10 Years, May Increase Risk of Stroke, Study Finds Stress from too many hours at work over several years may increase...

June 28, 2019 / 4 min read

Lipid Program Fights Statin Intolerance, Aims for...

Most people understand the importance of managing high cholesterol and its crucial link to cardiovascular health. But for those patients who cannot control their raised...

June 25, 2019 / 3 min read

Her Skin Condition Called for ‘Scarless’ Parathyroid...

About two years ago, Lynette Boodhoo was told by her endocrinologist that he needed to monitor her hyperparathyroidism. But this past January, Mrs. Boodhoo was...

June 24, 2019 / 2 min read