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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Arkansas court upholds medical marijuana proposal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a proposed ballot measure that, if successful, would make the state the first in the South to legalize medica..
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Portales plant shut after peanut butter recall

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A peanut processing plant in Portales has been shut down since Saturday after an outbreak of salmonella was linked to peanut butter made at the facility.&n..
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Peanut butter recall expands beyond Trader Joe's

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A California company is recalling 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter after one of its products was linked to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe's grocer..
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Morning-after pills available at 13 NYC schools

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Department of Education is making the morning-after-pill available to high school girls at 13 public schools.    The DOE says girls..
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Trader Joe's recalls peanut butter

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The grocery store chain Trader Joe's is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states. The Food and Drug..
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IUDs, implants urged for teen girls' birth control

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants - long-lasting and more eff..
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Fighting childhood obesity in Cape Coral

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and a group of parents in Cape Coral are joining together to help battle childhood obesity through severa..
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FDA urged to set standards for arsenic in rice

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of t..
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Swedish doctors claim pioneering uterus transplant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Two Swedish women are hoping to get pregnant after undergoing what doctors are calling the world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants.    S..
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