Health & Fitness

June 26, 2013 09:27 AM

Only about half of U.S. adolescents are physically active five or more days of the week, and fewer than 1 in 3 eat fruits and vegetables daily, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

April 22, 2013 11:06 AM

Seniors must learn to protect themselves—and not just from scam artists and fall-related injuries. We’re talking the same kind of protection you hear so much about on college campuses. Yes. That protection.

December 28, 2012 05:18 PM

For nearly a week after the holiday season, it can be hard to move; from the couch, that is. Not only is this time of year physically and emotionally exhausting (shopping, anyone?), it is also trying on our digestive systems. The family atmosphere combined with festivities always involves some of the richest foods of the season make it easy to stray from the routine, healthy path many of us had been following – and are now having a hard time getting back into. Fortunately, there’s a one-step plan of action (well, inaction) to recovering from the holidays.

Health

April 22, 2014 11:18 AM

During the 6th annual Tobacco Free Florida Week, April 21-27, the Florida Department of Health in Lake County and Tobacco Free Florida are emphasizing the importance of teamwork with health professionals to help smokers quit for good.  Team Up to Quit is a statewide effort to raise awareness of the resources available to help Floridians quit tobacco.

April 22, 2014 11:18 AM

During the 6th annual Tobacco Free Florida Week, April 21-27, the Florida Department of Health in Lake County and Tobacco Free Florida are emphasizing the importance of teamwork with health professionals to help smokers quit for good.  Team Up to Quit is a statewide effort to raise awareness of the resources available to help Floridians quit tobacco.

April 18, 2014 09:55 AM

There's been little news in recent months about the Obamacare provision that creates an Independent Payment Advisory Board.  "This, despite the extraordinary powers the IPAB would have over the delivery of health care services to Americans," according to senior citizen advocate Dan Weber.

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