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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Army: 285 Madigan patients had diagnoses reversed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEATTLE (AP) - The Army has identified 285 more patients at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington state who had their diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder reversed by a ..
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US: More work needed to stop youth tobacco use

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surge..
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USDA begins tweeting food recall alerts

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Anyone with a Twitter account can now be among the first to know about food recalls with a new service the Department of Agriculture is rolling out. Th..
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Say goodbye to bye bye arms

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Got "bat wings" or "bye-bye" arms? There is a way to fix your flabby under arms. Dr. Michael Kim joined WINK News This Morning to talk about arm lifts, or brachip..
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Fighting Childhood Obesity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   FORT MYERS, Fla.  March is National Nutrition month and a great time to bring awareness to a very serious issue, childhood obesity.  Over the past three deca..
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US report: HIV rate down in needle-drug users

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - There's some good news from the AIDS front: Fewer needle drug users are testing positive for HIV.    U.S. health officials said Thursday the rate has ..
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