Florida voters approve of medical marijuana

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida voters overwhelmingly support the idea of legalized medical marijuana according to a Quinnipiac University poll.    The poll release..
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Health officials crack down on Medicaid marketing

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida has banned health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid recipients as the state rolls out its massive plan to privatize its healt..
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Dr. Kim talks liquid facelifts

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Janna Rowell

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you're considering a liquid facelift but aren't sure whether you're the right candidate... There are a number of things to think about. Doctor Michael Kim sat..
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Sharon's medical miracle

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -  It can treat an aneurysm and even stop a stroke in it's tracks all in less than 20 minutes. Sharon Warwick is calling it a medical miracle, "I mean I tell ..
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2 Fla. cases of mosquito virus contracted locally

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Health officials say two people bitten by mosquitoes in Florida have become infected with the chikungunya (chik-in-GUHN'-yuh) virus.    ..
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Consumer Reports warns against spray sunscreens

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Stacey Adams

There are growing concerns that the sunscreen you use on your children or grandchildren could be dangerous for them. Just last month, the Food and Drug Administration announced it ..
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Eczema is on the rise, Dr. Mackoul discusses treatment

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema is on the rise.  Here to discuss this and recent recommendations in the treatment of eczema, is Dr. ..
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Locally acquired dengue fever confirmed in S Fla

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Health officials have confirmed a case of locally acquired dengue fever in Miami-Dade County.    Florida Department of Health officials say the patient ..
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Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox pac..
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Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover c..
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Area hospitals may face fines over care concerns

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - This fall, fines will be levied against hundreds of hospitals across the country for falling short in patient care, and WINK News found several Southwest Florida..
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FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days. &n..
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Risks of Indoor Tanning

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Janna Rowell

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- A new study suggests that young people who are exposed to ultraviolet radiation from lamps used for indoor tanning have a greater risk for developing basal cell ..
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Panel: Flu spray better than shots for young kids

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.    The advisory panel ag..
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3-D mammogram scans may find more breast cancer

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study says 3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, but whether that means saving more lives isn't known.    The study..
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1st case of mosquito-borne disease logged in Polk

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Polk County health officials confirmed the first case of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya fever in the county.    The Tampa Tribune (..
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Hypertrophic Scars vs. Keloid Scars

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Janna Rowell

Hypertrophic scars are certain types of raised scars, that often get mixed up with keloid scars. Doctor Michael Kim explains the difference, and how to protect yourself.
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Doctors Without Borders: Ebola 'out of control'

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is "totally out of control," according to a senior official for Doctors Without Borders, who says the medical group is..
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Dr. says a good night's sleep may replace psych meds

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Psych meds are supposed to help conditions like depression, irritability, and memory problems, to name a few. One doctor says many of these kids don't need drugs..
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Dr. Oz scolded at hearing on weight loss scams

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from Congress, celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz on Tuesday offered to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called..
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