Plane lands in Liberia for 2nd American with Ebola

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - The Liberia airport authority says a chartered evacuation plane that will take home the second American sick with Ebola has landed at the airport in the ca..
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2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.    Dr. Bruce Ribner sai..
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WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health ..
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Consumer Reports: The dangers of painkillers

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

Prescriptions have climbed 300 percent in the past decade, and drugs containing the narcotic hydrocodone are the most commonly prescribed medications, according to a recent Consume..
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Florida voters approve of medical marijuana

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida voters overwhelmingly support the idea of legalized medical marijuana according to a Quinnipiac University poll.    The poll release..
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Health officials crack down on Medicaid marketing

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida has banned health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid recipients as the state rolls out its massive plan to privatize its healt..
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Dr. Kim talks liquid facelifts

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Janna Rowell

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you're considering a liquid facelift but aren't sure whether you're the right candidate... There are a number of things to think about. Doctor Michael Kim sat..
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Sharon's medical miracle

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -  It can treat an aneurysm and even stop a stroke in it's tracks all in less than 20 minutes. Sharon Warwick is calling it a medical miracle, "I mean I tell ..
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2 Fla. cases of mosquito virus contracted locally

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Health officials say two people bitten by mosquitoes in Florida have become infected with the chikungunya (chik-in-GUHN'-yuh) virus.    ..
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Consumer Reports warns against spray sunscreens

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Stacey Adams

There are growing concerns that the sunscreen you use on your children or grandchildren could be dangerous for them. Just last month, the Food and Drug Administration announced it ..
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Eczema is on the rise, Dr. Mackoul discusses treatment

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema is on the rise.  Here to discuss this and recent recommendations in the treatment of eczema, is Dr. ..
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Locally acquired dengue fever confirmed in S Fla

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Health officials have confirmed a case of locally acquired dengue fever in Miami-Dade County.    Florida Department of Health officials say the patient ..
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Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox pac..
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Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover c..
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Area hospitals may face fines over care concerns

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - This fall, fines will be levied against hundreds of hospitals across the country for falling short in patient care, and WINK News found several Southwest Florida..
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FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days. &n..
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Risks of Indoor Tanning

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Janna Rowell

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- A new study suggests that young people who are exposed to ultraviolet radiation from lamps used for indoor tanning have a greater risk for developing basal cell ..
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Panel: Flu spray better than shots for young kids

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.    The advisory panel ag..
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3-D mammogram scans may find more breast cancer

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study says 3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, but whether that means saving more lives isn't known.    The study..
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1st case of mosquito-borne disease logged in Polk

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Polk County health officials confirmed the first case of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya fever in the county.    The Tampa Tribune (..
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