Escambia County man latest to contract meningitis

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An Escambia county man is the latest Floridian to contract meningitis from a tainted steroid shot.    State health officials said Monday tha..
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4 more people diagnosed with fungal meningitis

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSSEE, Fla. (AP) - The number of confirmed fungal meningitis cases in Florida continues to grow.    Florida health officials announced Friday that there are n..
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NM peanut capital at heart of national recall

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The country's largest organic peanut processing plant is scrubbing its facilities top to bottom and hopes to get back in production soon after massive reca..
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Meningitis Outbreak: Investigators Visit Massachusetts Co.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

RAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - Criminal investigators from the Food and Drug Administration have visited a Massachusetts company whose steroid medication has been linked to a deadly menin..
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Fungal Meningitis Cases Increase In Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health has confirmed that Escambia County has one case of fungal meningitis associated with contaminated steroid injections from the N..
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Bullying Awareness

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

Fort Myers, Fla. - October is bullying awareness month. As Dr. Annette St. Pierre-Mackoul told us, children are exposed to bullying in a variety of ways.
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First meningitis death confirmed in Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Lyons

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State health officials say they've confirmed the first Florida death linked to a national meningitis outbreak. The Florida Department of Health reported Tu..
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Pharmacy linked to outbreak issues wide recall

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautio..
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Malignant Tumors

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

Fort Myers, Fla. -  Did you know that  many malignant hand tumors are ignored for years?  While they won't kill you, they are un-sightly and and hinder you use of th..
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Docs say spine shots for steroids are usually safe

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Doctors are trying to reassure back-pain patients worried about getting meningitis from steroid shots.    The reason for the alarm: a meningitis outbr..
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Fla. Dept. of Health investigates meningitis outbreak

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state partners and other states on the meningitis..
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FDA: Avoid drugs from company tied to meningitis

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The government is warning doctors and hospitals not to use any product from the specialty pharmacy that made the steroid suspected in a meningitis outbreak. &n..
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Outbreak spotlights safety of custom-mixed drugs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Custom-mixed medicines like the steroid shots suspected in a meningitis outbreak have long been a source of concern, and their use is far wider than many people realize.  ..
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Two Rare Meningitis Cases in FL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal health officials say a rare meningitis outbreak has sickened 26 people in five states - including Florida - who received steroid injections for back..
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Anthrax confirmed in North Dakota beef cow

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's state veterinarian is cautioning ranchers to make sure their livestock is vaccinated against anthrax.    Dr. Susan Keller says a..
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Peanut butter recall includes major retailers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A New Mexico company has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products. &..
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Medicare fines over hospitals' readmitted patients

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Starting today, Medicare will start fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge because of complications. The penalties ar..
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Police departments participate in National Take Back Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lee

FORT MYERS & CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Fort Myers and Cape Coral Police Departments are participating in "National Take Back Day" on Saturday, September 29th. You can turn in expir..
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Dengue fever confirmed in Miami-Dade girl, 7

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - South Florida health officials say they've confirmed the state's first case of dengue fever this year in a 7-year-old girl.    The Miami-Dade County Hea..
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This year's flu vaccine guards against new strains

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Time to get your flu vaccine - and a surprising new report shows babies and toddlers seem to be getting protected better than the rest of us.    La..
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