Tuberculosis being treated in Lee County jails

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Fort Myers, Fla.- The Lee County Health Department, in cooperation with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Corizon Health Care, is overseeing treatment of a Lee County Jail ..
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Pfizer, pharmacy group warn on counterfeit drugs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Pfizer Inc. and a pharmacy standards group are teaming to warn consumers about the risks of counterfeit prescription medicines, which endanger the public and take money from both p..
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E. coli scare prompts Tyson to recall ground beef

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CINCINNATI (AP) - Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was conta..
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Cantaloupe outbreak could be deadliest in a decade

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - As many as 14 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, health officials say - a death toll that would make the food outbr..
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Mommy Makeovers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  Moms  know children are wonderful,  but you don't always like what they can do to your body.  Things sag and tummies  lose their tightn..
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Fla. doctors successfully remove baby's tumor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Doctors at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville have successfully removed a large, benign tumor from a month-old baby girl.    Peyto..
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Free prostate cancer testing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.  Because early prostate cancer usually has no symptoms, it's important to get the facts and talk with your doctor  about your personal risk and whether t..
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Miami-Dade officials confirm 1st case of West Nile

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Health officials are asking Miami-Dade County residents to be on the alert for mosquitos after a 27-year-old man was diagnosed with West Nile virus.    ..
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Healthy Kids: Pregnancy Questions Part 1

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fl.-The laundry list of do's and don'ts when you are pregnant can seem daunting.  But Dr. Annette MacKoul answers your questions in a multi-part series starting wi..
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Death toll in cantaloupe outbreak rises to 8

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials say the death toll has risen to eight in an outbreak of listeria traced to Colorado cantaloupes.    The Centers for Diseas..
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Fla. woman with 2 uteruses delivers twins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida woman with a rare medical condition has delivered twins, one from each of her two uteruses.    The St. Petersburg T..
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Preschool replacing processed foods

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A food revolution is under way in Starkville.    The Emerson Family School is replacing processed foods with fresh ingredients and meals mad..
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Mrs. Obama to join Olive Garden announcement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Encouraged by Michelle Obama's campaign to reduce childhood obesity, the company that owns the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and four other popular restaurant chains ..
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FDA refutes TV claim that apple juice is unsafe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The federal Food and Drug Administration and a leading doctor are refuting claims by television show host Dr. Mehmet Oz that trace amounts of arsenic in many apple juice products p..
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Florida has 3rd highest rate of uninsured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida, the state which led the challenge to President Obama's heath care plan, has the nation's third highest rate of residents without health insurance. Dat..
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Flu vaccine advised even if kids got shots in 2010

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) - The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated flu advice that says even children who got flu shots last year need to be vaccinated this season. ..
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CDC: Half of Americans have a sugary drink daily

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Half of Americans drink a soda or sugary beverage each day - and some are downing a lot.    One in 20 people drinks the equivalent of more than four c..
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Fla. health officials report swine flu death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - Florida health officials say an 80-year-old woman has died after contracting the swine flu.    Lake County Health Department spokeswoman Sheri H..
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Get flu shot or get fired, hospital says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Some employees at a Traverse City hospital are upset over a demand that they roll up their sleeve for a flu shot.    Munson Healthcare sa..
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Hawaii scientists help discover cancer link

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HONOLULU (AP) - Research led by University of Hawaii Cancer Center scientists has found a genetic link to mesothelioma.    According to a joint announcement Sunday b..
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