Report: Fla closed TB hospital as cases spiked

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A newspaper is reporting that as state officials moved to close a hospital specializing in tuberculosis treatment, federal health officials were finding a..
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New FDA-approved stem cell study gives hope to family

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

LABELLE, Fla.- Two-year old Madeline Conner was born with the inability to hear. But new advances in medical science could offer hope in the form of a stem cell research study. "I ..
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FDA approves first rapid, take home HIV test

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first over-the-counter HIV test, allowing Americans to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the pri..
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CDC trying out free AIDS tests at drugstores

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Getting an AIDS test at the drugstore could become as common as a flu shot or blood pressure check, if a new pilot program takes off.    The $1.2 mill..
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Taking a look at vitamins and supplements

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Vitamins and supplements are used by many on a regular basis.  There were three studies published this week with new information about fish oil, milk, and vit..
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September 11th Cancer Research

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

NEW YORK (AP) - Some scientists are disputing a decision to link 50 kinds of cancer to exposure to World Trade Center dust. The experts say that there's little research to prove th..
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Cambridge, Mass. mayor considers large soda ban

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The mayor of Cambridge has proposed limiting the size of soda and sugar-sweetened beverages sold in city restaurants, saying she was inspired by a similar m..
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Millions still go without insurance if law passes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

One of the biggest misconceptions about President Obama's health care overhaul isn't who the law will cover, but rather who it won't.    If it survives Supreme court..
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Fitness Friday- Foam Roller Fitness

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Wouldn't it be nice to end every long day at work, or workout session, with a deep-tissue massage to help ease your muscles? Although we can't always spring for a..
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Dr. St. Pierre-MacKoul discusses drowning prevention

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Although the death rate for drowning in the U.S. has gone down in the last decade, drowning leads to more deaths among young children aged 1 to 4 than any other c..
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Older dads linked to grandkid health, study hints

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Finally, some good news for older fathers. A new study hints that their children and even their grandchildren may get a health benefit because of their older age.&n..
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FDA reviews safety of innovative heart valve

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials are asking safety questions about the first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery, ahead of a meeting thi..
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Study: Even 7-year-olds sometimes hurt themselves

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Even children as young as 7 sometimes cut themselves on purpose, according to a small study believed to be the first to examine self-injury at such early ages. ..
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NYC health officials discuss obesity dangers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

NEW YORK (AP) - Officials are highlighting the dangers of obesity as part of New York City's fight against big, sugary drinks.    Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Health ..
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21st Century Oncology seeking men

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A new national study on prostate cancer treatment is gearing up and 21st Century Oncology is seeking patients. Here today to tell you how to be part of that study..
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Disney to banish junk-food ads from kid shows

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

NEW YORK (AP) - Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food.    The Walt Disney Co. says it plans to ban such ads for its TV channels, radio..
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Health commissioner: fight obesity like addiction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's health commissioner says obesity is a relapsing disease that should be fought like a drug addiction.    According to The Tennesse..
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Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers are surprised to find radiation levels this high in the bluefin tuna that are turning up along the California coast -- 10 times higher than the amoun..
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Avoiding fingertip injuries

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's summertime and that means you might be doing things that could injure your fingers. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Kim is here with different types of fingertip..
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Boy with Asperger's syndrome displays creativity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Kaleb Brown draws every day, creating a world of lemonade seas, evil broccoli, jet-packs, water balloon fights, giant zombie alien slugs, peanut-butter fr..
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