Fewer children die in accidents; drug overdoses up

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Accidents are killing far fewer children and teenagers than in the past, according to a new government report released Monday.    The death rate for y..
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Liposuction and abdominoplasty improve self-esteem

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- This month a new scientific study shows that getting work done on your body, whether it was sucking out the fat with liposuction or enhancing your chest or other ..
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Dr. Temple Grandin to speak at autism conference at FGCU

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- As autism research has been on the rise, so has the attention the developmental disorder has recieved. Saturday, on the campus of FGCU, parents of autistic children c..
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What's the best weight loss advice?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- You’re ready to lose some weight, but you're tired of listening to stale, tried-and-true, weight loss advice, like eating more vegetables, limiting portions..
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Dementia cases expected to rise drastically

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alex Fruin

GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization says the number of dementia cases globally is set to triple by 2050.    The U.N. health agency says 35.6 million people w..
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Calif. finds toxins in 'nontoxic' nail polishes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some nail polishes commonly found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called "toxic trio" of chemicals actually have high levels of agents link..
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Fla. court rejects $79.2M smoker death verdict

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida appellate court has rejected a $79.2 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for a smoker's cancer death.    Monday's ru..
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US teen births: Miss. has highest rate, NH lowest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

NEW YORK (AP) - Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report. Nearly every state sa..
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Cure Alzheimer's Fund brings hope of more than a cure

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- Cure Alzheimer's and the nation's top Alzheimer's doctor made a special stop in Naples to talk about the progress their foundation has made in the Alzheimer's Genome..
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Autism may be linked to obesity during pregnancy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

CHICAGO (AP) - Obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for having a child with autism, provocative new research suggests.    It's among the first studies linki..
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Doctors want to redefine autism; parents worried

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - One child doesn't talk, rocks rhythmically back and forth and stares at clothes spinning in the dryer. Another has no trouble talking but is obsessed with trains, me..
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Palm Beach Co. physicians discuss women's health

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Physicians of one Palm Beach County hospital will be discussing women's health issues at a symposium.    Financial expert Jean Chatzky will s..
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Eye on Health: earlobe surgery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Do your ears hang low because you placed too many holes in your head? Good news, there could be a way to fix your earlobes. Doctor Michael Kim stopped by WINK New..
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Governors urge consumers to rethink 'pink slime'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The main producer of "pink slime" and the politicians defending the company will have a hard time persuading consumers and grocery stores to accept the product, ..
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CDC: 1 in 88 US kids have autism

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A new government report says autism is more common than previously thought, burdening as many as 1 in 88 children.    Health officials attribute the i..
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'Pink slime' maker halts some plants

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The company that makes "pink slime" on Monday suspended operations at three of four plants where the low-cost beef filler amid a public outcry over concern ab..
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Eye on Your Health: Dupuytren's Disease

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

Today, we're following up on some hand health. There are some new treatments for Dupuytren's Disease. Patients can choose injections, needles or surgery. Dr. Michael Kim joins us t..
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NYC schools to ditch 'pink slime' beef in the fall

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's schools chancellor says the city will stop serving ammonia-treated ground beef in the fall.    Chancellor Dennis Walcott said while t..
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New approach to screening newborns for Muscular Dystrophy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Investigators at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed an approach to newborn screening for the life-threatening genetic disorder, Duchenne Muscular Dystr..
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Doctors find clue in quest to predict heart attack

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Too often, people pass a cardiac checkup only to collapse with a heart attack days later. Now scientists have found a clue that one day may help doctors determine..
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