Posted: 2:57 PM The Joint Commission issued a report Tuesday on the first assessment of how the nation's hospitals are doing when treating heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. The Joint Commission has evaluated hospital performance since the 1950s. The commission uses hospital reported data on seven performance measures for heart attack care, four measures for heart failure and four related to pneumonia treatment. Here is how three Panhandle hospitals compared to the nations average.
Posted: 2:57 PM With obesity rates rising among children, Florida legislators want to find a way to put a stop to it. They are pushing to increase the requirement for physical education for elementary school children.
Posted: 2:57 PM There are at least 20 million people in the United States with a sometimes embarrassing problem. It's called urinary incontinence. Of those 20 million, 40 percent never tell their doctor about it, and half of those rarely get treated.
Posted: 2:57 PM It's normal for newborns to act irritable and spit up their food from time to time. But if the conditions persist your child could have a rarely known condition called Pyloric Stenosis.
Posted: 2:57 PM Amputations are a common problem with diabetics. Many have a problem with being able to sense their feet. If they stub their toes, they burn their feet, have cuts or sores, they don't really notice it until it's sometimes too late.
Health workers strike at UC Calif. medical centers Thousands of healthcare workers walked off the job at the University of California's five medical centers on Tuesday, delaying surgeries, diagnostic procedures, treatments and emergency care throughout the state.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.
Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.
How First Lady won over Miss. on school lunches Despite its deeply red political leanings, it was Mississippi that early on embraced the first lady’s ideas about healthy food, and was the site where Mrs. Obama kicked off a two day, three-city tour touting the three-year anniversary of her “Let’s Move” initiative, which encourages kids to get and stay fit.
12 school football players die each year, study finds Each year in the U.S. an average of a dozen high school and college football players die during practices and games, according to a new study that finds heart conditions, heat and other non-traumatic causes of death are twice as common as injury-related ones.
Chelation little help for heart disease: study NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Removing metals from the body through a controversial treatment has little effect on the long-term health of people who've previously suffered a heart attack, according to the results of a government-funded trial released Tuesday.