Dangers of digging in the sand

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.  Building a sandcastle and digging holes in the sand are common rituals you see at the beach, both for kids and parents.  Few people realize that this co..
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Drug-overdose antidote is put in addicts' hands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - Steve Wohlen lay on his front lawn, blue, unconscious and barely breathing, overdosing on heroin.    His mother ran outside, frantical..
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Adults may be responsible for whooping cough outbreak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Health officials in Tampa say adults are likely unknowingly responsible for an outbreak of whooping cough. A spike in the disease is being seen nationwide. One local pediatrician b..
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Discovery of mad cow in Calif. was stroke of luck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) - A non-descript building in the heart of California's dairy country has become the focus of intense scrutiny now that mad cow disease has been discovered in a..
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Adults unknowingly spreading whooping cough

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Health officials in Tampa say adults are probably unknowingly responsible for an outbreak of whooping cough. Since Jan. 1, there have been 35 cases of pertussis ..
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Benefits of Functional Training with the Xerball

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. The human body is designed for movement and performance, not only in athletics, but in daily life. Our bodies are made to push, pull, bend, reach, and turn; and tr..
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Free Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screenings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.  Next week every American is urged to be screened for oral, head and neck cancer during the 15th Annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.  ..
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2011 was worst year for measles in U.S. in 15 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - Last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years, health officials said Thursday. There were 222 cases of measles, a large jump from the 60 or so see..
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Fewer children die in accidents; drug overdoses up

Updated 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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