Florida's new Office of Compassionate Use has issued proposed rules for the regulation of Charlotte's Web, that buzz-free variety of marijuana the Legislature approved for limited medical use this year.
In a study conducted by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the School of Architecture, researchers found that participants who live in suburban "sprawling communities" faced greater risks for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
The study looked at the walking habits of 400 Cuban immigrants in Miami-Dade County. Dr. Jose Szapocznik, principal investigator and chair of public health sciences, believes the results from this sample can apply to the community as a whole.
Florida International University will now partner with Veterans Affairs medical centers in Miami to provide training to budding nurses.
The Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership provided the university with an $8 million grant to bring in more students and faculty over the next five years. Twenty additional students will start this fall, totaling 160 students over the next five years.
At 86, Dr. Ruth Westheimer proudly announces that she goes out every night. Maybe that explains why so many people seem to have a story about meeting the gregarious sex therapist. This one met her on a cruise. That one met her dancing the hora in a New York City synagogue. I met her waiting in line at the bathroom of Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side. She lives in Manhattan but travels the country and the world (this summer she's headed to Israel and South Africa) having no-nonsense conversations about sex.
06/04/14 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents delves into one of the most controversial and misunderstood medical conditions of our time: ADHD. With skyrocketing rates of diagnosis and medication treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, alarming questions are being raised and our healthcare system is being impacted by the high costs. We visit with Dr.’s Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Sheffler. They’ve written THE ADH
Nearly a third of all Mexicans are obese, putting Mexico at the top of the list of overweight nations — ahead of the United States.
In the battle against the bulge, lawmakers are taking aim at consumer's pocketbooks. They're proposing a series of new taxes on high calorie food and sodas. Health advocates say the higher prices will get Mexicans to change bad habits, but the beverage industry and small businesses are fighting back.
10/03/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with Tai-Chi master Arthur Rosenfeld, who shares its mental and health benefits. Though a martial art, Tai-Chi is a low-impact, meditative exercise which lowers blood pressure and heightens the immune-system. His book is Tai Chi — The Perfect Exercise. And more . . . Linda Gassenheimer with former White House Chef John Moeller, who served the dining and entertaining needs of three Presidents. He’ll relate some remarkable moments.
Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 2:22 pm
Lots of people think of fish as brain food. And there's good reason.
Many kinds of fish — think salmon, sardines, tuna — contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a class of polyunsaturated fat, which have been shown to fight inflammation and improve the function of our neurons.
08/19/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with health writer Jo Robinson. Her latest book discusses of nutrition, and the eons of time when humans subsisted on wild flora and fauna. Her latest book is EATING ON THE WILD SIDE: The Missing Link to Optimum Health. After generations of breeding more palatable fruits and vegetables, much of their original nutritional clout has been diluted. Robinson has tips to reclaim the nutrients and flavors lost.