The Girls on the Run 5K Race took place at Florida SouthWestern State College in Punta Gorda on May 11.
With the first and only comprehensive stroke center in Charlotte County, Fawcett Memorial Hospital is bringing hope to countless stroke victims and their families.
They wait behind curtains just a couple of hospital beds away from each other, a 59-year-old woman needing a kidney and a 30-year-old man donating his to her. Nurses and doctors are making all the necessary preparations for the transplant surgery.
The quality of sperm declines with age, so men who plan to delay fatherhood should be counseled to consider sperm banking before age 35, Rutgers University researchers conclude in a new review article.
Many makeup products come with SPF 15, 20 or 25 already in them. It might seem like you’re getting a two-fer: Your makeup needs to be taken care of as well as sun protection.
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s fertility. By definition, it occurs one year after a woman’s last menstrual period. While menopause can happen in a woman’s 40s or 50s, the average age is 51 in the U.S. Jacqueline Thielen, M.D., a women’s health expert from Mayo Clinic, says menopause is…
For the first time, the federal government is shining a spotlight on the quality of rehabilitation care at nursing homes — services used by nearly 2 million older adults each year.
While snapping a photo of a suspicious mole with a phone and uploading it to an app might seem like the swiftest way to a diagnosis, dermatologists say users should be wary of such technology, especially when it comes to screening for skin cancer.
For four weeks, 20 healthy volunteers checked into a research center hospital and were served a variety of tempting meals: cinnamon french toast, stir-fry beef with broccoli and onions, turkey quesadillas and shrimp scampi. Researchers scrutinized everything that was eaten and came away with…
Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame, a new study found.
Gina Zaffarano-Keller’s dog, Ziggy, has a goofy personality and an innocent spirit. Those qualities, Zaffarano-Keller said, make Ziggy a good match for Minnesota’s Twin Cities children dealing with significant health problems.
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based national nonprofit committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today announced the spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and once again awarded Englewood Community Hospital an A for achieving the highes…
Teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as those who have the operation as adults and are more likely to have it resolve other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, a study finds.
For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman’s risk of dying of breast cancer.
New data published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy suggests the impact of a service dog may extend beyond the recipient and have positive impacts on family members as well.