Gov paid 90 percent of Fla premiums in health law

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The vast majority of Floridians who signed up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law are paying $100 or less a month in premiums on average. ..
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DOH-Lee attempts to get in front of CRE

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  The Center for Disease Control has only identified CRE in the United States since 2012. The concern, especially here in Florida, is that there could be an ..
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FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of d..
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Chia powder linked to salmonella illnesses

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those who seek to make food healthier by adding chia powder should avoid several recalled brands that are linked to salmonella illnesses, the Centers for Disease ..
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Company recalls 4,012 pounds of beef

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri company has recalled possibly tainted beef products distributed to two restaurants and a grocery chain, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.&..
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Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, acco..
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FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pregnant women are being advised by the government to eat more fish, but there won't be any labels or signs to let them know which fish have low mercury levels an..
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Coke ad: It takes 23 minutes to burn off a soda

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.    In t..
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$100 million NuvaRing settlement finalized

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A $100 million settlement involving NuvaRing, a birth-control device linked to sometimes-fatal side effects, will stand now that the vast majority of claimants hav..
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Children with autism take mock flight

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - About 50 students with autism participated in a mock flight in South Florida, allowing parents to gauge how their children might behave on a plane.&nbs..
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Drug overdose antidote may save lives

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of New York City police officers will soon be carrying emergency antidotes to help deal with the recent spike in heroin overdoses.    New Y..
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FDA approves new antibiotic for skin infections

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new antibiotic from Durata Therapeutics Inc. to treat adults with common skin infections often acquired in U..
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Salmonella scare possibly linked to SWFL

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A salmonella scare after the FDA says frozen feeder rodents used to feed snakes were carrying the bacteria. "It's just a matter of fact of keeping everything..
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4th case of mosquito-borne disease logged in Fla.

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida's fourth case of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya fever has been recorded in Palm Beach County.    The Palm Beach Post rep..
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US official warns of 'nationwide heroin crisis'

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top U.S. drug official says the United States is facing a "nationwide heroin crisis."    Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield says her..
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Kanzius Cancer Foundation closing, applying for human trials

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Tuesday morning, the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation announced it will close its doors at the end of June, having completed its mission of raising enough fund..
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Officials: 1.8M pounds of ground beef recalled

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

DETROIT (AP) - Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated ..
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Florida MERS patient released from hospital

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A man from Saudi Arabia who is one of three patients diagnosed with a Middle East respiratory virus in the United States has been released from an Orlando, Flo..
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CDC: Man who met MERS patient has virus, not sick

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say an Illinois man has apparently picked up an infection from the only American diagnosed with a mysterious Middle East virus, but the man has not..
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Cost-control plan for health care could cost you

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - You just might want to pay attention to the latest health insurance jargon. It could mean thousands of dollars out of your pocket.    The Obama adm..
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