In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>
The war of attrition between advocates for and opponents against medical marijuana in Florida entered another chapter this week, after the Florida Police Chiefs Association put out a media release on the dangers of medical weed legalization. In the statement, the FPCA cited studies and stats showin ... More >>
Cheese is the most glorious product to come out of a cow -- or sheep, or goat -- since the beginning of time. Yeah, milk is good. Yogurt is a nice way to start the day. And we all scream for ice cream, obviously. But there's just something about the coagulated cream that just gets us all excited o ... More >>
Between 1999 and 2001, about eight giant Gambian pouched rats were let loose by a local exotic breeder. More than a decade later, despite multiple attempts to eradicate what Zoo Miami Communications Director Ron Magill calls "the largest true rat in the world," the mutant critters just won't go away ... More >>
Florida has it's share of strange animal stories -- from huge pythons to invasive lizards -- but this tale is so common it's scary. In August, a man from Lakeland named Ronald Resse came home complaining of a spider bite. Six months later, he was dead. It all happened because of the 62-year-old's en ... More >>
There's a literal shitstorm spreading through Broward County, apparently. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County has sent out a warning about a crazy diarrhea bug that's apparently spreading throughout schools and daycare centers lately. Officials say that Broward County has been showi ... More >>
People get into new relationships and even marriages everyday. In the beginning, its all new and exciting; you date, buy each-other presents, and do fun things together all the time. A few years in, however, life kicks in: work is stressful, you're tired, you just want to turn off the world and wat ... More >>
Intricately intertwined in the folklore of the South Pacific, islanders from this remote pocket of the globe would drink this intoxicating pepper root, kava, for its relaxing, blissful properties. It took almost 3,000 years for this potent plant to reach our shores. But now that it's here at the Mys ... More >>
On a scalding Saturday afternoon, nearly a dozen Miami Beach Police cars are jammed up on the lawns of a shady residential street near Mount Sinai Hospital. Cops lean against their cruisers as a mangy group of about 20 protesters spills out onto the overgrown lawn before a white, single-story house. ... More >>
Anyone passing by a nondesrcript warehouse facility in Doral won't be seeing a familiar sight anymore: dozens of protesters shouting at the cars coming in and out of the building. A controversial company that's been a longtime target for animal-rights activists quietly packed up their Miami location ... More >>
Want to incorporate healthier foods into your diet but don't have the budget to be splurging on expensive organic eats? That's OK. We feel you. Instead of buying expensive food, we suggest growing your own. Even if you weren't blessed with a green thumb and don't have an inch of outdoor space to spa ... More >>
Florida lawmakers tackled lots of pressing issues this past legislative sessions. They debated whether the barking tree frog should be the Sunshine State's official amphibian. They clashed over making it a crime to pick up pecans that have fallen from privately owned trees. The e ... More >>
The Onion has penned many parodies of this state, including Florida Legalizes Taking Guns to Work; Florida State University to Phase Out Academic Operations by 2010; and 'Ravaged' Named Florida's Official State Adjective. Though it reads like it, this stat is no parody. According to the Centers f ... More >>
Imagine a drug that could stop the spread of HIV. People could screw whomever they wanted however they wanted and sleep peacefully knowing that the virus wouldn't soon be waging an all-out assault on their immune systems. It sounds like a quick fix to one of history's most pressing public he ... More >>
Allen West doesn't want women to get prenatal vitamins, either.U.S. Rep. Allen West managed to sound relatively sane for the first hour of his town hall meeting in Palm Beach last night. He used lots of pie charts and graphs to outline bedrock GOP talking points about slashing spending and cuttin ... More >>
For more than a year, concerned families have been looking for answers about a disturbing trend of pediatric tumors and cancers around the Acreage, an unincorporated area between West Palm and Lake Okeechobee.Early this year, the Palm Beach County Health Department confirmed that a "cancer cluste ... More >>
Snyder's home flu repellent: Vitamin DHistorians will look back some day on the autumn of 2009 as a period of mass hysteria over a relatively innocuous strain of flu called H1N1, which so far has killed 1,000 Americans (normal seasonal flu averages 36,000 U.S. deaths per year, according to the CD ... More >>
Thousands of South Florida schoolkids were taught a faulty lifesaving technique
Sex-ed teachers want to know: How do you get hormones to listen to reason?
Not enough, say some who are learning to fend for themselves
Bucking the health food tide: This middle school says, "Let 'em eat dougnuts."
FAU's wild Darwinians are at it again. And this time, they want to measure your nutsack.
Detroit's Electric Six toe the line between rock and mock.
Brendan O'Hara and the Humble Ones settle just long enough to make their mark on South Florida.
Our intrepid reporter probes the gay orgies that have helped to spark a runaway syphilis outbreak
Whether or not the state helps out AIDS sufferers, last week's botched protest says much about the HIV community's problem
Ivan Reitman's Evolution is so evolved it's backward -- a greatest-hits comprised entirely of misses
Fed up with fear of infection and bored with the Internet, a new generation of swingers reinvents South Florida's sexual underworld