1st American MERS patient may leave hospital soon

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) - The first American citizen diagnosed with a mysterious virus from the Middle East is improving daily and could be released soon from an Indiana hospital, altho..
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Baby safety gates aren't always safe, study finds

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Baby gates meant to protect young children aren't always as safe as parents think. A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. kids get emergency room treatment each year fro..
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CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the U.S. last we..
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Muddy water in obstacle courses can make you sick

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It turns out the toughest obstacle of a Tough Mudder-style race might not be dodging live electrical wires, hoisting logs or leaping over a wall of flames. It migh..
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1 million Floridians signed up for health care

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Nearly 1 million Floridians have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.    The Sunshine State far surpassed White..
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Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under ..
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New plan would speed up medical device approvals

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a proposal Tuesday designed to speed up development and approval of medical devices that treat life-threatening diseases..
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State measure could increase number of physician assistants

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Doctors would be able to increase the number of physician assistants they supervise from four to eight under a measure passed Tuesday by the House. The bil..
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E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lenny Smith

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to ..
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West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives.    The disease, typically found in central or ..
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Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain. Researchers say they need to study whether the brain changes will cause tr..
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DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, ..
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3 GOP governors blast Medicare Advantage rates

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Three Southern Republican governors are writing President Barack Obama to complain about newly announced Medicare Advantage payments.    Flo..
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Feds extend funds to Fla hospitals for 1 more year

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Federal health officials have agreed to funnel $2 billion to Florida hospitals and providers that serve uninsured patients for another year.   &n..
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8 Florida patients arrested in Medicare scam

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - Eight Florida seniors have been indicted for their alleged roles in a $12.5 million Medicare home health scam.    Federal officials say the defendants r..
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Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling.    The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other..
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Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.    Those are among the findings of an Associat..
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Lee Memorial docs detect heart disease with radial procedure

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Cardiologists at Lee Memorial Health System are performing a groundbreaking procedure that detects and can sometimes treat heart disease all through the wrist. Jo..
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Fla lawmakers look to expand, regulate telehealth

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - The calls may come in the middle of the night and from hospitals more than an hour away. Someone is having a stroke and is en route an emergency room in the Florida Ke..
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Survey: Health insurance gains pick up

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - A major new survey finds that a growing percentage of Americans gained health insurance as the initial sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law..
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