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Summer is finally here, which means more free time, strong sunshine and plenty of outdoor activities. While these coming months are bound to be exciting and action-packed, it is important to remember that some safety precautions are necessary to enjoying a healthy and safe summer. Lifespan Living has often reported important summer tips, including eye and skin protection and outdoor activity safety. Take a look at a few of our summer blogs to learn more about how to make the most of your…

Washington — In a June 12 meeting with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, ADA President-Elect Jeffrey Cole discussed ways for the ADA to collaborate with federal agencies on preventing first-time exposure to opioids from the dental chair.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, CVS Health [NYSE:CVS] has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, for being one of the most community-minded companies in the United States
"As America's front door to health care, we recognize the importance of helping to ensure our communities are healthy places to work and live," said Larry J. Merlo, president…

A new series that examines key trends in health care consumerism and shares more about how we’re working to help drive convenience and connectivity for patients.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
CVS Health also announces two grants awarded to Arizona non-profits as part of a $2 million national commitment to fund opioid recovery programs
PHOENIX, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today that the company has expanded its safe medication disposal program to select CVS Pharmacy locations in Arizona to help facilitate proper and timely disposal of opioids and…

D.G. Yuengling & Son agrees to 10-year naming rights contract for USF arena.

The director of The Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes research center has received a prestigious honor from Brown University, where she serves on the fa

How much does your joint pain affect your daily life? Are you experiencing knee, hip or shoulder pain that is impacting your daily activities? Take an online assessment below to evaluate your joint pain and see what treatment options are available.

Terms to know What is an ostomy? An ostomy is a surgically created opening through which urine or stool is redirected to pass out of the body. Waste is rerouted from its usual path because part of the urinary or digestive system is malfunctioning. An ostomy can be temporary or permanent. What is a stoma?

A new systematic review of five years of studies found that some of the most popular vitamin and mineral supplements — like vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin C — provide no real health benefits.

Get summer menu suggestions and entertaining tips that are good for your teeth.

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute is moving to Water Street Tampa along the downtown waterfront in Fall 2019. Learn how to support this initiative.

A medical researcher who has devoted her life to making patients skinnier is fattening up her trophy case.
Rena Wing, a part-time Jamestowner with a home on Seaside Drive, was recognized by Brown University last month for obesity research that has been the focus of her career the last two decades.

May is “Mental Health Awareness” month, a time to reflect on the importance of our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. It is an opportunity to help focus efforts on promoting early detection and effective treatment for people whose lives are challenged by mental and behavioral disorders.

More than one in every three older adults fall each year. Twenty percent of falls result in moderate to severe injuries. In fact, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury. Falls often lead to hospitalization, loss of independence, and death. They are also costly. The total medical cost for falls is about $50 billion in the U.S. each year. Are you at risk? There are many risk factors for falls. These include: