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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2nd Lee Co. doctor's license restricted in stem cell case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Another Lee County doctor is caught in the center of a stem cell controversy. The State Department of Health has issued an emergency license restriction to Dr. Ko..
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Study of 'meth babies' finds behavior problems

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - The first study to look at methamphetamine's potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used it in pregnancy finds these kids at higher risk for behavior pr..
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Fitness Friday: understanding your metabolism

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Happy early St. Patrick's Day! Let's face it...everyone's a little Irish tomorrow and traditionally that means enjoying a green beer (or two). If you plan to cele..
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CDC launching graphic anti-smoking ad campaign

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Tobacco taxes and smoking bans haven't budged the U.S. smoking rate in years. Now the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with a graphic nationwide a..
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Baton Rouge area's AIDS rate tops in nation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Baton Rouge metro area ranks No. 1 in the nation in its rate of AIDS cases after ranking second the past two years. That's according to 2010 data releas..
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How to prepare during your pregnancy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. With my due date just about 3 months away, I have been thinking about the best ways to prepare for the new baby with the best interests of my daughter in mind.&nbs..
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'Pink slime' critics fight ammonia-treated meat

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - "Pink slime" just went from a simmer to a boil.    In less than a week earlier this month, the stomach-turning epithet for ammonia-treated ground..
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Vt committee takes testimony on "end of life" bill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A committee of the Vermont Senate will continue to take testimony on legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of..
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Ky. woman sues over exposure to tainted water

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Janetta Johnson spent four-plus decades dealing with a double mastectomy, skin lesions, tooth loss, a complete hysterectomy and chronic severe headaches.    Johnson ..
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Idaho Senate panel OKs abortion ultrasound mandate

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho stepped closer to requiring women to have an ultrasound of their fetus before terminating a pregnancy, a measure anti-abortion advocates hope will convinc..
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Cape Coral resolution would protect smalltooth sawfish

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Cape Coral city council leaders are working to protect an endangered fish and the construction industry at the same time. The mayor is asking city council to app..
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FDA approves new silicone-gel breast implant from Sientra

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- If you are looking to enhance your chest, there is another option on the table. The FDA has just approved a new silicone-gel breast implant from Sientra. What doe..
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Out of bed! Hospitals aim to keep elderly strong

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - Bob Landorf walked miles during his hospital stay, dragging his IV pole along, too, on a mission to upend disturbing statistics for patients his age...
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Optimize your gym experience

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- You’ve decided to join a health club and shed those extra pounds, but you’re finding that the results you want are eluding you. Many people hope that ..
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$100 or $1,000? Wide price range for birth control

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

$100 or $1,000? Wide price range for birth controlEds: Adds AP Graphic.LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - What does birth control really cost anyway? It ..
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Bedtime rituals impact children

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Bedtime routines are important for children. Regardless of age, regular schedules and bedtime rituals greatly impact our ability to obtain sound sleep and functio..
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