Health Alerts


Roundup: Hurricane Supply Sales Tax Holiday, SPAM...

Starting today, you can stock up on most hurricane supplies without paying a sales tax. Once again, Florida state officials are providing a sales tax...

June 1, 2018 / 2 min read


Roundup: Salmonella in Eggs, ‘Bad’ Calories and...

Investigation of Salmonella Infections Linked to Eggs Continues The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions consumers to check egg cartons for numbers...

May 18, 2018 / 4 min read


Roundup: Second Wave of Flu?, e-Cig Regulation...

Young Children may be at Risk from Second Wave of Flu, CDC Says The flu season may have already peaked, but public health officials are...

March 30, 2018 / 3 min read


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