Turkey pop-tup timer test

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - Looking to prepare the perfect bird this Thanksgiving? You might want to reconsider relying only on pop-up timers. Turkey needs to be cooked t..
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Consumer Reports issues alert about arsenic in rice

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - Consumer Reports has issued new guidelines for limits on how much rice you and your children should eat. Consumer Reports analyzed Food and Dr..
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Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act starts today

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Health insurance navigators and counselors were on hand Saturday to help people sign-up for the Affordable Care Act.  The event was hosted by the Health Pla..
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Fitness trackers for Fido a hot market

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Stacey Adams

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Wearable tech for fitness is a hot trend, not only for humans but for Fido as well. Pet wellness is serious business, with Americans expected to fork over upward..
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Keeping your health law plan may mean premium hike

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many of the 7 million consumers who got insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will see their premiums rise next year unless they switch to anot..
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Acetaminophen overuse sends thousands to hospital yearly

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Acetaminophen is one of the most common ingredients in over-the-counter medications. Its overuse sends nearly 80,000 people a year to the emergency room and is n..
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CDC: E-cigarette use rising in high school kids

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say high schools students' use of electronic cigarettes tripled over three years.    In a large national survey last year, 4.5 perce..
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Ebola workers ask Congress for help

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health workers on the front line of the Ebola crisis say the need for urgent help isn't letting up, as Congress begins considering President Barack Obama's $6.2 b..
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After Ebola recovery, doctor set to leave hospital

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - An emergency room doctor who was the first Ebola patient in the nation's biggest city was scheduled to be released from a hospital after beating the virus. &nb..
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Health insurance enrollment opens Nov. 15

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

MIAMI (AP) - Reaching the uninsured may prove more difficult the second time around as the second enrollment season under the Affordable Care Act kicks off Saturday.   &n..
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Florida's Medicaid website down for repairs

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Brad Wilson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's website that determines Medicaid eligibility will be down for repairs starting Friday.    The Department of Children and Families ..
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Could gaming help your mental health?

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Stacey Adams

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Videogames can be entertaining, but now some experts say they could be used to help improve your mental health.According to the national institutes of health nea..
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Raw food diet movement now extending to families with kids

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The raw food diet movement is turning some heads. Not only are adults changing their habits to include only raw foods, but parents are also making sure their kid..
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Can you become addicted to coffee?

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Stacey Adams

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Can coffee become a dangerous addiction? It's a brewing controversy that could one day become classified as a psychological disorder.Actress Jessica Hayes starts..
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Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dea..
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Is your doctor mining your data?

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Information like what you buy at the grocery store, what you charge on your credit cards, even what you surf for online, could soon be part of your health report..
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Choosing the right health insurance

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The annual open enrollment period for many health insurance plans starts in October. That's the time when you can make choices about your health coverage, whethe..
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After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the ..
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Klain meets with Obama on first day as Ebola czar

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's Ron Klain's first day as the new White House "Ebola czar."    Klain is a former White House adviser who starts Wednesday as President Barack O..
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US releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.    Officials ha..
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