Scott asks CDC for more help on Ebola preparation

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott asked federal officials Friday to add Florida airports to the list of the five around the country that have stepped up security to monitor travel..
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Chimerix gets FDA OK to test drug for Ebola

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - A North Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and D..
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Multiple options available for protection against the flu

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Flu season is just around the corner, that means now is the time to get vaccinated. There are more options out there than the traditional flu shot. The CDC recomm..
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US officials defend Ebola response; nurse moved

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the face of skepticism in Congress, health officials tried to assure the nation Thursday that they can head off an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. despite mistakes ..
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Experts outline the dangers of vaping

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Stacey Adams

Like many teenagers, Marcus, Lilli and Pierce are comfortable with the latest in technology. But they find the ever-changing technology and terminology associated with vapor produc..
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Officials: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Tiffany Paradise

DALLAS (AP) - A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, pointing to lapses beyond how..
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Digital domestic abuse becomes a growing problem

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Stacey Adams

The constant calls, the threatening texts… Brittny says her ex-boyfriend was relentless. "I was always fearful of not answering my phone when he called and not responding to..
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Lee Memorial to outline its protocol on handling Ebola

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Hospital staff at Lee Memorial Health System will review protocol on how to handle a possible Ebola patient.  In a statement sent by hospital staff, it stat..
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Lee Memorial to hold press conference on Ebola

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- For the protection of staff, patients and our community, early identification of any potential Ebola case is critically important. That's why Lee Memorial Health ..
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ALS ice bucket challenge has an impact in southwest florida

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

LEE COUNTY, Fla . - Video after video, showingbuckets of ice water drenching willing participants.  You couldn't even go online without seeing the videos flood social media.&n..
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New once-a-day pill for Hep C wins FDA approval

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials have approved a daily pill that can cure the most common form of hepatitis C without the grueling pill-and-injection cocktail long used t..
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Getting rid of lice safely

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Americans spent $130 million on treatments for head lice last year. Lice is a problem that affects as many as 12 million school children annually. Frantic familie..
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Flavors fuel food industry, but remain a mystery

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK (AP) - They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a my..
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Relationship apps helps couples deal with issues

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

With a baby on the way Kayla Ramos and her fiancé use technology every day, from talking over text to making memories. So when they started having communication problems, Ka..
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Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found. ..
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Report: Cost of Ebola could top $32 billion

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Sam Mount

WASHINGTON (AP) - The World Bank Group says the economic impact of the Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of next year if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and ..
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US general: $750 million military cost in Liberia

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army general who commands U.S. troops in Africa says U.S. military efforts against the Ebola crisis in Liberia are expected to cost $750 million over six mont..
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DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Sam Mount

NEW YORK (AP) - How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day? Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much java you con..
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Texas company recalls nearly 91,000 pounds of beef

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Texas company is recalling nearly 91,000 pounds of ground beef products that might be contaminated with piece..
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Florida increasing preparedness for Ebola out of caution

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

Governor Scott released the following statement over the weekend announcing further state preparedness actions while the Department of Health works with the CDC to test a patient f..
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