Health Alerts


Back-to-School Tax Holiday, Powdered Caffeine Warning, 105-Year-Old...

Mark your calendar: This year, Florida’s annual tax holiday for back-to-school shopping takes place Friday, Aug. 1 – Sunday Aug. 3. Tax holidays for school...

July 25, 2014 / 2 min read


Mosquito Virus Alert, Stroke Prevention, Tiger Woods...

For the first time in the U.S., chikungunya fever has been transmitted locally, with reported cases in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, according to the...

July 18, 2014 / 2 min read


Teen Hookah Smoking Up, Sugar and Brain...

The number of teens who smoke flavored and unflavored tobacco through a Hookah water pipe device is up dramatically, according to a study in the...

July 11, 2014 / 2 min read


Avoid Risky Grilling Habits, Study Says

You fired up the grill. You have the chicken and spices. But do you know the right recipe for safety? Maybe not, according to a...

July 9, 2014 / 2 min read


Fast-Food Diet, 5 Sleeping Tips, Addiction &...

Have you heard the story about the man who lost 60 pounds by eating only fast food? Conversations became heated about this Business Insider story:...

July 3, 2014 / 2 min read


Binge Drinking: A Top Cause of Early...

If someone you know is a heavy recreational drinker, there’s a sobering new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Working...

June 30, 2014 / 2 min read


Recording a Stroke on a Smartphone &...

  Stacey Yepes, a 49-year-old woman from Canada (pictured left), made headlines on Yahoo news and in other outlets for recording herself having a stroke....

June 20, 2014 / 2 min read


Too Much Couch Time Linked to Cancer,...

Spending too much time in front of  TV or computer screens is bad for your health. Just get up and move as much as you...

June 18, 2014 / 2 min read


Germy Checkpoints: At Home and Work

Whether you’re at home, in the office or on the road, you can take steps to reduce your exposure to germs and bacteria, says Lisa...

June 16, 2014 / 1 min read


Summer, Mosquitoes and Health Alerts

Get out your nets, sprays and long sleeves. It’s mosquito season, and the Florida Department of Health has issued an advisory about chikungunya fever, a...

June 11, 2014 / 3 min read