Health Alerts


Jim Kelly’s Battle Spotlights Oral Cancer

Jim Kelly, the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and former University of Miami football standout, announced Thursday that he will once again undergo treatment for...

March 6, 2018 / 3 min read


Flu Causing Heart Attack in Some Patients

Despite a difficult season, most people experiencing this year’s flu – body aches, cough, sore throat and congestion – feel better in a week or...

February 15, 2018 / 3 min read


Flu Cases Rising at Emergency Rooms, Doctors’...

An active flu season is driving more patients to local emergency rooms and primary care offices for treatment, as Florida is one of 49 states...

February 1, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements May Not...

Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may not lower the risk of bone fractures for elder adults living independently, as previously thought, according to a...

December 29, 2017 / 4 min read


Year-End Fire and Burn Prevention Tips

The traditional Christmas tree is a gathering place for family and friends, but as the season comes to an end, make sure to keep an...

December 27, 2017 / 1 min read


Roundup: FDA to Target High-Risk, Homeopathic ‘Remedies’;...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing tougher enforcement against so-called homeopathic drugs, which are “remedies” sold over-the-counter and often marketed as a cure...

December 22, 2017 / 4 min read


Roundup: Flu Season Off to a Busy...

Early signs point to a rough 2017-2018 flu season, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting twice as many cases of...

December 8, 2017 / 4 min read


Blood Pressure of 130/80 Now Considered High,...

A new and stricter standard for determining the serious condition of hypertension, or high blood pressure, has been announced by the American Heart Association (AHA), the...

November 14, 2017 / 3 min read


Keep Your Eyes Safe on Halloween, Says...

Don’t let an eye infection be the scariest part of your Halloween, warns the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), referring to the...

October 30, 2017 / 2 min read