NEW YORK (AP) - A judge struck down New York City's groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks Monday shortly before it was set to take effect, agreeing with the bevera..
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Senate committee has essentially killed Gov. Rick Scott's plan to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 1 million of Florida's poorest residents  ..
SANIBEL, Fla.- On Thursday, March 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the City of Sanibel is sponsoring the Lee Memorial Blood Center's Bloodmobile at the Sanibel Recreation Center lo..
CHICAGO (AP) - Want to know your chances of dying in the next 10 years? Here are some bad signs: getting winded walking several blocks, smoking, and having trouble pushing a chair ..
WASHINGTON (AP) - A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child who's now 2½ and has be..
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Senate panel tasked with implementing the federal health law could make its recommendation about whether Florida should extend Medicaid coverage to a..
WASHINGTON (AP) - A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2&f..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wal-Mart is putting special labels on some store-brand products to help shoppers quickly spot healthier items. Millions of schoolchildren are helping themselves t..
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nearly two-thirds of Missouri tanning salons allow children as young as 10 or 12 to use tanning beds, and many provide misinformation about the dangers of the prac..
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Legislative economists will discuss the cost of expanding Medicaid days after Gov. Rick Scott signaled he wanted to extend coverage to roughly 900,000 ..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Smithfield Packing Co. is recalling about 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves. The Agricu..
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal grand jury indicted four former employees of a peanut company linked to a 2009 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds, leading t..
ATLANTA (AP) - For those 65 and older, this season's flu shot is only 9 percent effective against the most common and dangerous flu bug, according to a startling new government rep..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for infants right from the start. Dr. Annette St. Pierre-Mackoul stopped by to discuss some recent recommendations from the A..
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's one part of the new health care law that seemed clear: free coverage for preventive care under most insurance plans. Only it didn't turn ou..
Bonita Springs, FL.- A big announcement is made by the Lee Memorial Health System. President Jim Nathan said the company is moving forward with plans to build a new hospital ..
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee Memorial's Blood center is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and one Southwest Florida man has been donating blood even longer than that. John Sheppard now ho..
CHICAGO (AP) - Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to..
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Food allergies among our kids are on the rise. An estimated four to six percent of U.S. children under the age of 18 are now allergic to at least one form of foo..
FORT MYERS, Fla (Consumer Reports) - Dr. Jeffrey Starke is a Tuberculosis specialist, but found himself in the position of "patient" when his PSA levels - a marker for prostate can..