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Clinical trial for Zika vaccine shows promise. But will it prevent infection?

A Zika vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has cleared the first phase of clinical trials. Findings were published in The

CVS set to buy Aetna for $69 billion in deal that could shake up healthcare

CVS has agreed to buy Aetna for about $69 billion, in a deal that would reshape the American healthcare industry, people briefed on the matter said on Sunday.

CVS to purchase health insurance provider Aetna for $69 billion

Aetna Inc.'s board of directors approved on Sunday the U.S. health insurer's sale to drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp for approximately $207 per share in cash and stock.

Miami veterans hospital cafeteria was so dirty it had to be deep cleaned and

A food safety and sanitation inspection of the Miami VA Healthcare System’s cafeteria found unsanitary conditions. Veterans Affairs administrators ordered an extermination and deep

Are short-term health insurance plans better than nothing?

Many people desperate for health insurance may not realize short-term plans often don't cover pre-existing conditions.

Grandparents fill void left as opioid crisis steals a generation

An increasing number of grandparents have had to take over parenting their grandkids because their adult children are struggling with opioid addiction.

Boulder County could lose 650,000 trees in Gross Reservoir expansion

More than half a million trees could disappear in southwestern Boulder County if the final federal permit for Denver Water’s proposed expansion of Gross Reservoir is approved.

Voters across Colorado OK tens of millions of local tax dollars for schools,

Dozens of Colorado communities gave a green light to tens of millions of dollars in tax hikes, tax extensions and retention of tax revenue to pay for everything from schools and

New Delhi a “gas chamber” as Indian capital records pollution reading 10 times

Thick toxic smog enveloped New Delhi for a second straight day Wednesday, forcing schools to shut down, halting traffic on highways and sending residents scurrying to buy air

Colorado Springs, El Paso County voters open wallets for stormwater fees, I-25,

Voters in El Paso County shed their anti-tax reputation Tuesday, giving landslide approval to using $14.5 million in tax dollars for transportation and other projects, bringing new

Jackson Health posts a profit again — but are cuts coming to hospital funding?

Jackson Health System, Miami-Dade’s public hospital network, reported a sixth consecutive year of profitability on Wednesday — a sustained financial turnaround for the once

Cancer care alliance to offer blood and marrow transplantation, cellular therapy

Memorial Healthcare System and Moffitt Cancer Center formed an alliance to provide care for leukemia, lymphoma and establish a blood and bone marrow transplant cellular therapy

UM Hospital can’t stop bleeding money as costs soar and admissions drop

University of Miami Hospital has been renamed UHealth Tower as part of a reorganization. The hospital struggled financially, losing nearly $95 million in 2017 as expenses soared

They do everything for their sick baby, but they can’t fix what Hurricane Irma

After Hurricane Irma damaged their Miami home, a family with a child who has a rare genetic disorder, X-linked myotubular myopathy, is asking for help raising money to replace the

From ‘grandkids on demand’ to apps: How tech is helping seniors and their

Who hasn’t worried about an elderly family member? South Florida startups have created technology that offers better care for the seniors and peace of mind for the family

Florida leads way as Obamacare enrollment outpaces prior years

During the first three weeks of open enrollment for Affordable Care Act, or ACA, plans sold through, Florida leads all states in sign-ups for 2018 coverage, the

Buying meds from Canada? FDA raids Florida stores helping consumers get foreign

The Food and Drug Administration conducted searches of nine storefronts across Central Florida that help customers order cheaper drugs from pharmacies in Canada and overseas.

Florida let hepatitis C go untreated in prisons. Now it may cost taxpayers

A federal judge ruled Friday that the state and its healthcare providers let the viral infection go untreated in Florida’s prisons and now must test and treat thousands of inmates

Stroke patients may have more time — up to 24 hours — to get treatment, study

A study co-authored by neurologists with the University of Miami Health System found that some patients may have a wider window of time to seek a doctor’s care for a stroke and

Florida wipes inspections of troubled nursing homes from its website

The inspections of troubled nursing homes have long been posted online so consumers could make informed choices on placing their loved ones. That is, until the deaths at

Fake doctor arrested for giving Botox, Juvederm injections at South Florida spa

Police arrested a 59-year-old woman for on charges of practicing medicine without a license at a Miami-area spa, Lemel Medical Spa in Surfside. Alicia Norma Giser offered an

Florida confirms Miami’s first mosquito-borne case of Zika in 2017

Florida’s health department reported a single case of locally transmitted Zika in Miami-Dade, marking the county’s first and the state’s second mosquito-borne transmission of the

Home for elders accused of losing a resident (twice), dumping another who

A Miami Gardens-area care home has had its license suspended after an inspection by health regulators found life-threatening neglect.

Cuba takes to the web for ‘scientific exchange’ on acoustic attacks on U.S.

Cuba is holding a two-day online forum asking for scientific input on what’s behind mysterious incidents that caused hearing loss and other damages to the health of American

Stop using silicone injections to enlarge butt or breasts, government warns

The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers on Tuesday against silicone injections for body shaping procedures, such as breast and buttocks enhancement, because of the health

Thousands in Puerto Rico still have no running water. That’s making people sick.

More than six weeks after Hurricane Maria, a lack of access to clean water is causing public health concerns, including fears over a potentially deadly bacterial disease called

To fight opioid crisis, Florida’s largest insurer stops covering OxyContin

Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurer, said it will no longer cover OxyContin prescriptions beginning on Jan. 1, 2018. Instead, the insurer will cover a new

Sexually transmitted case of Zika confirmed in Miami-Dade

A sexually transmitted case of Zika was reported in Miami-Dade County, according to the Florida Department of Health. Miami became the first city in the United States to have

State Child Health Programs Could Soon Shut Down If Congress Doesn’t Act

Anxious parents worry over whether to re-enroll in Child Health Plus, as the program’s funding remains stymied by political infighting

Hospital Cuts Set for Sunday Will Hit New York’s Latinos Hardest

Health needs of the uninsured could go unmet if Congress fails to act now

Why I’m Still Worried the GOP Will Take Away My Son’s Healthcare

On the night of July 27, I, like so many others, stayed up late awaiting the vote on the Senate’s “skinny repeal” bill, frantically refreshing...

The GOP’s Real Healthcare Repeal Target Is Poor People

When the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, I was working as a legal services lawyer in Manhattan. As part of my job, I attended...

Cost of breast cancer burdensome for many patients

Patients with breast cancer often find themselves dealing with financial hardship as they worry about their health.

Finding and treating hidden 'occult' breast cancer presents challenge for

Occult breast cancer is a rare cancer which does not show up on a mammogram because there is no mass in the breast.

In a breast-obsessed world, more women 'go flat' after mastectomy

PHILADELPHIA When Laura Tuzio Ross told her plastic surgeon that she preferred not to reconstruct her breast after cancer surgery, he warned her she would

Komen Race for the Cure moving to Baltimore City for 2017

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will move from Baltimore County to South Baltimore for its 25th anniversary event this fall.

'Look at all this pink:' Thousands participate in Susan G. Komen walk for breast

They walked Sunday in Hunt Valley as the sun rose and chill eased, saying it wasn't as cold or wet as in past years of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Road closures Sunday in Hunt Valley for Komen Race for the Cure

Several roads will be closed in Hunt Valley for the Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure on Sunday.

Taking pains

Twenty to 30 percent of breast cancer survivors suffer from post mastectomy pain syndrome, or lingering nerve pain in the chest wall, armpit or arm. It often follows surgery to

Blood tests may show who is cured of breast cancer

A 'liquid biopsy' test has been approved for lung cancer, setting the stage for tests for certain breast cancer