CDC: Half of overweight teens have heart risk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

ATLANTA (AP) - Half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac ..
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Fitness Friday - Should You Work Out Your Abs Every Day?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Having a six-pack seems to be the international sign of fitness, but is doing AB specific exercises every day the best way to accomplish your goal? The answer may ..
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Fighting childhood obesity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It seems as if children, obesity and diet pills have controlled the news and research this week. Here to discuss four related articles is Dr. Annette St. Pierre-M..
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Fitness Friday - Lift to Live Longer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Although aerobic activities such as running, biking, and swimming are often considered your best method for weight loss, lifting weights is the key to your waistli..
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Alzheimer's Announcement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce major steps today to fight Alzheimer's. The Obama administration already has set a 2025 goal t..
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Fixing wrinkles due to Face Time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Last week, we told you that people are fixing their chins now that face time and video chatting is popular. Guess what else is on the rise due to people realizing..
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1 in 3 autistic young adults lack jobs, education

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

CHICAGO (AP) - One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That's ..
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Man pleads guilty in Hepatitis C case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A former Jacksonville radiology technician has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing syringes of painkillers during patients' procedures and replaci..
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FDA reviews first rapid, take-home test for HIV

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the viru..
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FDA: Kids' medical tests need child-size radiation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is taking steps to help ensure that children who need CT scans and other X-ray-based tests don't get an adult-sized dose of radiation. Too muc..
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US agency favors first drug for HIV prevention

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. drug regulators on Tuesday affirmed landmark study results showing that a popular HIV-fighting pill can also help healthy people avoid contracting the virus ..
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Is the Vogue vow more hype than health?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Lip service or sea change? Skeptics wonder whether Vogue magazine's vow to ban models under 16 or those of any age with visible signs of eating disorders is more hy..
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Laser cataract surgery soon to be offered in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The newest technology in Southwest Florida is a real eye opener. Dr. Jonathan Frantz is the first surgeon in the area to offer laser cataract surgery. He'll unve..
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CDC links eye infections to troubled Fla. pharmacy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Federal health officials have confirmed 33 cases of a rare fungal eye infection across seven states. The patients were allegedly exposed to products mixed in a pharmac..
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Number of US newborns with drug withdrawal triples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of methadone into her mouth.    The in..
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Diamond Pet Foods issues recall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Salmonella contamination of one bag of Diamond Pet Food's Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food has led the company to recall bags with four produc..
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New breast sizer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- If you are thinking about getting work done on your chest, and not quite sure how big you want to go,  or even how small,  there is a new new breast imp..
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Memphis professor to study stress, alcoholism

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis has received grants totaling $2.1 million from the National Institutes of Health.&..
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12 Best fitness tips

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. By  now you've probably heard loads of exercise advice, and a lot of it is conflicting.   Whether it is from TV infomercials, gym buddies, even  tra..
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E coli investigation narrowed to 12 in Missouri

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri health officials say they have narrowed their investigation into E coli in Missouri to 12 cases with similarities. The state Department of ..
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