New Report Questions Efficacy Of FlossingMost dentists tell patients that flossing is essential to prevent gum disease but now a new report is questioning that.
Inventive Teen Comes Up With Bio-Med Device To Help HospitalsNever let them underestimate you because of your age. That is a mantra of Jonathan Mairena, a senior at South West High School.
Lawmakers Look At Medical Marijuana BillA Senate panel is taking up a bill this week that would allow terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana.
Drug Company Under Fire For 5,000 Percent Drug MarkupThe company that makes the life-saving drug Daraprim increased the price for one tablet by 5-thousand percent, from $13.50 to $750.00.
Liver Transplant Patient Says Music Helped Heal Him A 20-year-old man is celebrating the gift of life after receiving a liver transplant but that's not the only thing that saved him.
Bill Allowing Medical Tourism Passes SenateA bill that would market Florida as a destination for medical procedures has passed the Florida Senate.
Getting A Second Medical Opinion OnlineA 25-year Johns Hopkins study has concluded that diagnostic mistakes are most costly and do more harm to patients than surgical or medication errors. That stunning finding is one of the reasons a new telemedicine service was created right here in South Florida. CBS4'S Brian Andrews introduces you to secondopinions.com
Jackson Employees Head To Tally To Fight For Medicaid ExpansionThe Florida Legislature's opposition to anything related to the Affordable Care Act is well documented, but a group of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers from South Florida will still try to change that attitude.
Miami Area Hosts Free Health Fair For Women A free health fair will be held in Miami-Dade County Saturday and it is dedicated to helping women.
Latitude: The Career Test Assessment Are you a lawyer who doesn't like the law? Or a school teacher who doesn't like children? How and why we choose careers is often accidental, dictated by our parents or circumstance. Now imagine taking a test that can see into your future and guide you towards your life's career path before you're even out of high school. CBS4's Cynthia Demos explains.
Nurse Practitioners Could Soon Prescribe Controlled SubstancesThe next time you need a medication, a doctor may not be the one prescribing it.
Website Helps Patients Solve Medical Mysteries At one time or another most people have turned to Google to self-diagnose an illness or injury. A new website is taking that idea even further now where teams of strangers can work together to diagnose people they have never met before.