General Health


Roundup: Lyme Disease, Kids’ Screen Time and...

Lyme Disease From Ticks has Spread to All 50 States, Report Finds The tick-borne illness Lyme disease has been detected in all 50 states and...

August 10, 2018 / 4 min read


Algae and Bacteria in Water: Can it...

Algae blooms that have infested hundreds of miles of Florida’s waterways, red tide along the Gulf Coast and warnings about Miami-area beach waters containing high...

August 8, 2018 / 2 min read


Roundup: Back-to-School Immunization, Salad-Wrap Alert, and Lung...

Parents, Don’t Forget to Review Children’s Immunization Records, Health Officials Urge As students get ready for a new school year, the Florida Department of Health...

August 3, 2018 / 3 min read


Lung Health: Low-dose CT Scan to Detect...

Each year, more Americans die from lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. Rates of lung cancer...

August 2, 2018 / 1 min read


5 Benefits of Having a Primary Care...

A primary care physician fills an important role in a person’s health, similar to the way a home room teacher in school serves as an anchor...

August 1, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Salmonella, Food Additives and Local Leadership...

Salmonella Tied to More Packaged Foods, While Bacteria from Backyard Chickens Sicken Young Children Bacteria that could grow into botulism – a rare but potentially...

July 27, 2018 / 4 min read


10 Water Safety Tips for Your Family

Water beckons people of all ages during the summer, but safety should come first, whether your family prefers to just dip in a toe or...

July 25, 2018 / 4 min read


Hardening of the Arteries: Sudden Death of...

Atherosclerosis — more commonly known as ‘hardening of the arteries’ — is a slow, progressive disease that can start in childhood. In some people, it...

July 24, 2018 / 3 min read


Bone Density Test Can Detect Osteoporosis (Video)

A bone density test measures a person’s bone mass and is used to detect osteoporosis, a condition that affects more than 10 million people in...

July 19, 2018 / 1 min read