July 16, 2015 RSS feed / Healthy Living

Too much sun can damage skin, eyes and immune system

If anyone appreciates a nice day in the sun, it’s the residents of South Florida. More...

Modern techniques quell fear of dentistry for patients

The fears that many people have of the dentist are a thing of the past, as advances in modern technology have allowed patients to undergo full dental makeovers or necessary dental work without the anxiety and discomfort they may have experienced in t More...

Existing drug used in transplants causes older rats to lose weight

Aging can cause many changes to the body, including obesity and a loss of lean mass. More...

Fitness authors weigh in on happy hour for those trying to shed pounds

Eliminating or limiting alcoholic beverages is one of the few weight-loss strategies nearly all experts agree on.  More...

Smart mouth guard could take a bite out of teeth grinding

The next big thing in wearable technology might show up right inside your mouth.  Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard equipped with sensors that allow it to detect if you’re grinding your teeth, tell More...

PLAY IT SAFE THIS SUMMER: PROTECT THE SKIN YOU’RE IN

Major risk factors for melanoma include having a personal or family history of melanoma and the presence of an atypical mole, or more than 50 moles on your body. More...

A healthy lifestyle helps keep osteoporosis at bay

Bones are continually broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis — or the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density — occurs when the rate of new bone creation does not keep pace with the removal of old bone. More...

Tips for when it’s time for Mom or Dad to hang up the keys

Sometimes our parents reach a point where it is no longer reasonably safe for them to continue to drive. More...

Here’s something to think about when you hop on an exercise bike

Who says you can’t do two things at once and do them both well?  More...

Summer safety tips from Good Samaritan Medical Center

The kids are running around outside, and the smell of food sizzling on the grill drifts through the air. Summer has officially arrived. More...