General Health


Rude Awakening: Nighttime Muscle Cramps

Painful muscle cramps in the calf, thigh or foot tend to jolt a person awake in the middle of the night. The strong muscle contraction...

July 11, 2017 / 3 min read


Difficulty Swallowing? When to Seek Treatment

The ability to swallow is a biological function that most people take for granted. But when an illness or injury occurs, swallowing may no longer...

July 10, 2017 / 3 min read


How Much Water Do You Really Need?...

Have you noticed more friends or co-workers walking around with a bottle of water, determined to meet their quota for the day? The practice is...

July 6, 2017 / 2 min read


Seeing Clearly Past Cataracts (Video)

As we age, our eyes begin to change. After age 40, proteins in the lens begin to break down and make them cloudy. A cataract...

July 5, 2017 / 1 min read


Fishermen’s Community Hospital Joins Baptist Health South...

As the sun rises in Marathon today, Fishermen’s Community Hospital is now part of Baptist Health South Florida. The affiliation will improve the quality of...

July 1, 2017 / 1 min read


Tips and Tools for Safe Food Preparation

Many people enjoy the longer days of summer with backyard barbecues and other outdoor activities, sometimes making food the centerpiece of get-togethers. But before firing...

June 29, 2017 / 2 min read


Pet Reptiles: The Hidden Danger for Kids...

When Jody Nobles’ four-week old daughter, Lilly, had a high fever, little did she know what caused her daughter to be so sick.  After failed...

June 21, 2017 / 2 min read


Coconut Oil is Popular But Unhealthy for...

A clear majority of Americans consider coconut oil as healthy and so do a little more than one-third of nutritionists. But the American Heart Association...

June 20, 2017 / 2 min read


‘Dry Drowning’ – Warning Signs That Parents...

The “dry drowning” death of a 4-year-old boy from Houston has brought national attention to a rare condition that can occur hours or even days...

June 14, 2017 / 2 min read