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  1. David Cassidy, heartthrob star of 'The Partridge Family,' reveals he has dementia

    Celebrities

    David Cassidy, best known as the well-coiffed heartthrob who starred in the 1970s series The Partridge Family, watched his family members succumb one by one to dementia.

    David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," said in an interview with People magazine that at 66 years old, he is suffering from dementia. "I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," Cassidy told People. [Associated Press (2009)]
  2. Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

    Health

    CHICAGO — Teen suicide attempts in the United States declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study has found.

  3. Answers to common fitness questions

    Health

    New to the wonderful world of fitness? If so, you most likely have a plethora of questions. Here to help you begin your journey are the answers to some of the most popular ones:

    Opposite arm and leg lift
  4. Lawmaker wants mental health check for conceal-carry applicants

    Blogs

    Individuals who want a state-issued permit to carry a concealed gun in Florida would first have to pass a mental health evaluation under a new proposal from a Miami-Dade County senator.

    Miami Shores Democratic state Sen. Daphne Campbell, shown here in the Florida House in 2015, has proposed a bill that would require people applying for a concealed weapons permit in Florida to undergo and clear a mental health evaluation.
  5. UnitedHealth Group accused of overbilling Medicare

    Business

    UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation's largest health insurers, is accused in a scheme that allowed its subsidiaries and other insurers to improperly overcharge Medicare by "hundreds of millions — and likely billions — of dollars," according to a lawsuit made public Thursday at the Justice Department's …

  6. GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain

    Health

    WASHINGTON — Top House Republicans unveiled a rough sketch of a massive health care overhaul to rank-and-file lawmakers Thursday, but a lack of detail, cost estimates and GOP unity left unresolved the problem that's plagued them for years: What's the party's plan and can Congress pass it?

    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., offered no details  but said the plan was to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare after Congress' upcoming weeklong recess.  [Associated Press]
  7. Groups work to ease the path to recovery for those with eating disorders

    Health

    Robin Murray was in her 40s when the eating disorder she battled as a teenager and young adult came roaring back.

    Robin Murray, left, and Cherie Monarch meet at Sips Specialty Coffee House in Citrus Park. Murray is in recovery for an eating disorder and Monarch, a volunteer and board member with the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, has become one of her ardent supporters.
  8. Sheet-pan salmon a quick and easy way to eat healthfully

    Health

    New year new you. Right?

    So let's get right down to it: If healthy eating is complicated and time-consuming, we will lose interest before the end of February. That's why sheet-pan salmon suppers are so terrific — they take minutes to make, and yet the healthy fats in salmon are filling. Today's recipe …

    Cook salmon alongside asparagus or swap out the ingredients for more easy sheet-pan dinners.
  9. Raspberry pavlova recipe lowers the sugar, not the taste

    Health

    Pavlovas are dreamy. For the uninitiated, a pavlova (named after the famed ballerina's fluffy tutu) is essentially a meringue shell baked at low heat until the outside is barely golden crisp but the inside remains soft and billowy, like a creamy marshmallow. The shell then is typically filled with whipped cream, custard …

    A pavlova is essentially a meringue shell baked at low heat so the outside crisps.
  10. Meditation sessions for travelers? There's an app for that

    Health

    Having long tried to virtually transport listeners to beaches, rain forests and other dreamy respites, meditation apps today are also trying to appeal to people who are actually traveling to such places.

    Apps today are offering stress relief for vacationers, be they on planes, trains, city streets or lounge chairs in the South of France.