General Health


‘I Never Thought I’d Be a Candidate...

At age 47, and with no apparent risk factors for cardiovascular disease, Cristina Totoricagil, an assistant school principal, suffered a heart attack while exercising at...

November 21, 2017 / 3 min read


Roundup: Alcohol Use Linked to Higher Risk...

Consuming alcoholic beverages regularly -- whether it's ight, moderate, or heavy use -- may increase your risk of developing several cancers, including those of the breast,...

November 10, 2017 / 4 min read


The Health Benefits of Meditation (Video)

Meditation is now being linked to a decrease in a person’s risk of heart disease. For the first time, the American Heart Association (AHA) has...

November 8, 2017 / 2 min read


Roundup: Aspirin Therapy May Reduce Risk of...

Taking low-dose aspirin daily can lower your risk of some digestive system cancers, according to a newly published study involving more than 600,000 people. Aspirin...

November 3, 2017 / 4 min read


‘Fall Back’ to Healthier Sleep Habits

“Daylight saving time” (DST) ends Sunday at 2 a.m., officially. That’s when you “fall back” by turning your clocks back one hour. An extra hour...

November 2, 2017 / 3 min read


Dragon Boat Racing Enriches Lives of Cancer...

You may not have heard of dragon boat racing, but it represents a growing sisterhood of cancer survivors who revel in the sport’s physical challenges...

October 31, 2017 / 1 min read


Roundup: 1 in 9 U.S. Men Have...

About 11 million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new...

October 20, 2017 / 4 min read


Roundup: Being Overweight or Obese Linked to...

Extremely obese people who undergo surgery to shed excess weight lower their risk of developing cancer, according to a new report. The new findings on...

October 13, 2017 / 3 min read


Standing Water: Protect Your Family From Infections,...

In addition to street flooding from seasonal rainstorms, South Florida gets an extra dose of standing water throughout October and early November with the stronger-than-normal...

October 9, 2017 / 3 min read