And ever since the Alameda County study in California back in the 1960s linked breakfast — along with a host of other habits — to a longer lifespan, there's been a societal push towards breaking the fast.
Who's going to be more successful at selling health insurance to young men this fall: NBA MVP LeBron James, NFL rookie of the year Robert Griffin III, or Mom? If officials at the Department of Health and Human Services get their way, all may be drafted.
04/09/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents begins with Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the United States. The society urges a reduction or elimination of meat-based diets, for both health and ethical reasons. Many school districts add more fruits and veggies in lunchroom fare, and offer “Meatless Mondays.” Miami-Dade & Broward schools are participants.
In the village of Corozal in Honduras, men ready boats for fishing excursions and boys play soccer on a beach lined with thatched huts.
On a sandy lot next to the town's main street, two teenage boys begin playing drums while women sing. For centuries, this has been the signature sound of celebration for the Garifuna, an Afro-Caribbean people on the Atlantic coast of Central America. Now this music has an additional purpose: to prevent HIV.
Standing outside the gates of Ultra Music Festival, an audiologist and her colleague are staring at their sound level meters. The devices track the decibel level of the atmosphere, giving us some unsettling clues as to how safe the environment is for your ears.
After an extended buildup, the beat finally drops. As the fans go crazy, the bass starts to pump. Even a few hundred feet from the stage, casual conversation is strained.
03/06/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents addresses the common problems of snoring and sleep apnea. Airway blockage is the root cause of both, and can incur considerable health problems. It can also have ramifications for frazzled sleep partners. We’ll speak with Dr. Howell Goldberg, who prescribes dental remedies . . . and of course, take your calls. That’s Topical Currents . . . Wednesday at 1pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2.
Anyone who has tried to tend a garden or walk the dog in the height of a South Florida summer understands the energy-zapping qualities of a heat and humidity combo. A recently released study reports that climate change will mean an increase in those sticky, sweaty days.
Deciding to put a loved on in a nursing home is hard enough, but as our partners at WUSF and Health News Florida in Tampa report, researching nursing home quality isn't easy in Florida.
And in a state where a fifth of all nursing homes are on a state watch list, some advocates are asking the Agency for Health Care Administration to take a more active role in distributing lists of facility violations.
With another legislative fight brewing, the Florida Medical Association is signaling that it could play a large role this year in a debate about limiting the amount of money doctors can charge for dispensing drugs to workers' compensation insurance patients.
Florida led the multi-state court case that tried unsuccessfully to derail President Obama's health care reforms last year.
But now, Gov. Rick Scott seems to be halfway through a complete reversal toward complying with Obamacare.
He's setting up an infrastructure to support the insurance exchanges that the Affordable Care Act would create. He's got a meeting with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius next week and his state Senate has already set up a committee to study Florida's Obamacare options.
The Miami Herald says the funding represents approximately 17 percent of the center’s operating budget. The center will continue to provide services but laid off several support staff due to the reduction.