Sex poses surprisingly low risk to heart patients

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Good news: Sex is safe for most heart patients. If you're healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for breath, you can have a lo..
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CDC: Many teens moms didn't think it could happen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.    In a survey of thousands of teenage mo..
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Your child, alcohol and research

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Researchers know that adolescents with a family history of alcoholism are at risk for developing alcohol use disorders and a new article finds that their brains m..
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It's all about a game plan on Superbowl Sunday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Superbowl parties are in your near future. That means chips, dips, pizza and  wings will be all around  tempting you. But don't fret; there are ways to ..
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Trans fat ban proposed for Colorado schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DENVER (AP) - Junk food in school cafeterias has been under attack for years. Now Colorado is considering the nation's toughest ban on unhealthy fats in school foods, a ban that co..
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Obesity epidemic shows no hint of reversing course

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - America's obesity epidemic is proving to be as stubborn as those maddening love handles, and it shows no sign of reversing course.    That's according..
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Pascagoula hospital has new pet therapy program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A south Mississippi hospital has launched a program that provides animal-assisted therapy.    The Mississippi Press reports that (http://bit..
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Patients Under 50 Get Best Long-Term Results from Facelifts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS,  If your under 50 and already thinking about a face lift, then now just might be the time for you to do it.  Turns out younger patients achieve better results..
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Are you fit?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  FORT MYERS, Fla.  Are you in shape?     It seems like a basic question to start out with when you are assessing your fitness level.   ..
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New studies on children and sleep

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- There were several articles in the Pediatric Literature this week. Some of the topics covered physical activity and school performance, along with sleep deprivati..
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Company announces low-cost DNA decoding machine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A biotechnology company announced it has developed a machine to decode a person's DNA in a day for $1,000, a long-sought price goal for making a person's genome use..
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CDC: Young adults down 9 drinks when they binge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - College-age drinkers average nine drinks when they get drunk, government health officials said Tuesday.    That surprising statistic is part of a new ..
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New solid thread used for wrinkles being tested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Are you tired of dealing with your crows feet or laugh lines? There is a new treatment out with promising results. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Kim joins us with m..
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Cord blood transplant could help a Missouri baby

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eight-week-old Carver Bayless is a lucky guy. So is his 4-year-old brother, Granton.    The Bolivar, Mo., boys were both born with a rare gen..
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Infants, infections and new acetaminophen dosing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Just about two weeks ago, a death in a 10-day-old infant in Missouri started lots of questions as to what happened and how this infant died. Here to discuss this ..
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Lower cutoff for lead poisoning urged

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal panel is recommending lowering the threshold for lead poisoning in children.    If adopted by government officials, hundreds of thousands mo..
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New Year, right attitude

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A New Year comes with New Year resolutions. And there's no shortage of advice on how to break old habits or make the new ones stick, especially when it comes to d..
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Need help avoiding hangover? Less booze, more H2O

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago attorney Colleen Gorman has a holiday ritual that doesn't involve buying presents or counting down to midnight: She goes online looking for new hangover reme..
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Oklahoma baby is 3rd sickened by rare bacteria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - An Oklahoma baby is the third infant this month sickened by bacteria sometimes associated with tainted infant formula.    The child, from Tulsa County..
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3 contract hepatitis C from infected donor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says three people have contracted hepatitis C from an infected organ donor in Kentucky.    ..
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