FORT MYERS, Fla. - In the wake of 6 teenagers losing their lives in Shreveport, La, a local swim instructor said the tragedy brings to light a bigger problem. &n..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida's Department of Financial Services has issued a warning about a bogus insurance policy sold to Floridians. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink estimates 18..
ATLANTA (AP) - Are Americans becoming more honest about their weight?That theory could explain why the gap appears to be closing in what people say they weigh and what actual measu..
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida has ordered the Association of Independent Managers to stop selling unauthorized health insurance. The order Tuesday by the Office of Insurance Reg..
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee Memorial Health System annually awards educational grants to employees and volunteers, their family members and local residents who are in financial need and..
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's health care reform law cleared its first legal hurdle Monday as a federal judge ruled the law raises ..
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Denny’s Restaurant and the Lee Memorial Blood Centers are teaming up for a blood drive on Friday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1306 Del Prado Boulevard ..
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - More than 1 million people are expected to participate in what amounts to the largest-ever public opinion poll on the nation's new health care law.Missou..
NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists are making progress in testing stem cells to treat a variety of diseases, but they're warning about clinics that push unproven treatments.There are clini..
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - In Collier County, a fourth horse, within the past month, has fallen victim to the mosquito-borne virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Of additiona..
You expect the food you eat at a hospital to be safe… but in Florida there’s no one checking it out to make sure. The legislature took away the Department of Health&rs..
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says patients treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it's legal.The directi..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health advisers say unanimously that a follow-up study of the Roche drug Avastin failed to show meaningful benefits for breast cancer patients.A Food and ..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Researchers developing a new method of vaccinedelivery are hoping that one day, people will get their annual flushots in the mail. &..
The Miami area became the epicenter of a multi-state Medicare fraud bust Friday that caught scammers in charge of a 251 million dollar ring.Nearly 400 federal agents in Flori..
Four out of every one-thousand babies born in the U.S. suffer some brain damage. Traditionally doctors could do little to save these babies' brains. Now doctors are usi..
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Five percent of Key West residents show evidence that they have been exposed to the virus that causes dengue fever, a mosquito-borne, potentially serious illn..
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Sales of Johnson & Johnson pain relievers are collapsing as a string of recalls appears to have made consumers wary of once-sterling brands such as Tylenol..
MIAMI, Fla - A new study shows some Florida hospitals might be overusing medical scans that deliver a double dose of radiation.Health News Florida reports on Friday that combinatio..
ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say more older Americans aregetting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of threegetting recommended screenings. Meanwhile, breast cancer sc..