TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida high schoolers are getting healthier. State health officials surveyed 6,089 students in 73 high schools and found the number of s..
MIAMI (AP) - One of Medicaid expansion's biggest allies in the Florida Legislature is growing cold on the idea, which leaves the possibility of extending insurance to more than 1 m..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look. Calories would be..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you've ever struggled with your weight you've probably found yourself thinking, "what am I doing wrong?" Some scientists are now looking at the possibility th..
Artificial trans fat may be on the way out. The Food & Drug Administration has taken steps to essentially ban it, saying partially hydrogenated oils -- the main source of..
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The death of a 10-year-old San Diego boy from a bacterial infection he reportedly got from his pet rat prompted his family to sue retailer Petco, saying they want ..
WASHINGTON (AP) - A consumer advocacy group is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to add a bold warning label to popular testosterone drugs for men in light of growing evi..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health. Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules that will be propo..
DENVER (AP) - Two Western states with some of the nation's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21. Utah and..
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- With season comes more visitors to Southwest Florida, and that means longer waits at local emergency rooms. Julia Liebscher, ER Director at Gulf Coast Medical Cen..
MIAMI (AP) - The University of Miami is launching a pilot program to encourage young adults to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The pre..
Almost half a million Americans receive hip replacements each year, and hundreds of thousands more receive artificial knees. That number is expected to quadruple, as younger people..
CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected b..
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) - On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where..
ORLANDO, Fla. - People who have lost their hearing in one ear are getting help from a breakthrough technology that uses their teeth.You never realize how important both ears are un..
The troubled Florida Health Choices program has again delayed launching an insurance exchange separate from the Affordable Care Act marketplace. CEO Rose Naff sai..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and voc..
MIAMI (AP) - Some Miami hotels are teaming up with a program to offer out-of-town guests who are feeling under the weather a convenient way to hook up with a doctor. &n..
WASHINGTON (AP) - While states are having varying success getting people to sign up, January marked the first time since new health insurance markets opened last fall that a nation..
MIAMI (AP) - The number of young adults signing up for insurance in the new federal marketplace is gradually increasing in Florida even though overall enrollment from last month di..