FDA approves new silicone-gel breast implant from Sientra

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- If you are looking to enhance your chest, there is another option on the table. The FDA has just approved a new silicone-gel breast implant from Sientra. What doe..
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Out of bed! Hospitals aim to keep elderly strong

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - Bob Landorf walked miles during his hospital stay, dragging his IV pole along, too, on a mission to upend disturbing statistics for patients his age...
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Optimize your gym experience

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- You’ve decided to join a health club and shed those extra pounds, but you’re finding that the results you want are eluding you. Many people hope that ..
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$100 or $1,000? Wide price range for birth control

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

$100 or $1,000? Wide price range for birth controlEds: Adds AP Graphic.LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - What does birth control really cost anyway? It ..
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Bedtime rituals impact children

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Bedtime routines are important for children. Regardless of age, regular schedules and bedtime rituals greatly impact our ability to obtain sound sleep and functio..
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Army: 285 Madigan patients had diagnoses reversed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEATTLE (AP) - The Army has identified 285 more patients at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington state who had their diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder reversed by a ..
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US: More work needed to stop youth tobacco use

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surge..
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USDA begins tweeting food recall alerts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Anyone with a Twitter account can now be among the first to know about food recalls with a new service the Department of Agriculture is rolling out. Th..
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Say goodbye to bye bye arms

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Got "bat wings" or "bye-bye" arms? There is a way to fix your flabby under arms. Dr. Michael Kim joined WINK News This Morning to talk about arm lifts, or brachip..
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Fighting Childhood Obesity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   FORT MYERS, Fla.  March is National Nutrition month and a great time to bring awareness to a very serious issue, childhood obesity.  Over the past three deca..
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US report: HIV rate down in needle-drug users

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - There's some good news from the AIDS front: Fewer needle drug users are testing positive for HIV.    U.S. health officials said Thursday the rate has ..
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Still hungry? Have a 'second breakfast'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

NEW YORK (AP) - Sometimes one breakfast isn't enough. So why not sneak in a second or a third? On-the-go Americans increasingly are consuming their morning calories over sever..
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Bird flu, pig flu, now bat flu? Human risk unclear

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear.    The surpris..
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Wash. could be first to require abortion coverage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - At a time when many states are making it harder for women to get abortions, Washington state appears headed in the opposite direction.    Fifte..
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Infections in hand are common

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- If you work outside, whether it's in your garden or doing lawn work, listen up: infections in hand are common. Dr. Michael Kim joined WINK News This Morning to di..
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Medical tattoos offer important health information

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Tattoos have long served as fashion statements, but a small number of Americans are now relying on them for a more practical, potentially lifesaving purpose..
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Report: Women have rare egg-producing stem cells

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they'll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dogma, saying they've discove..
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Stability Training with the BOSU Balance Trainer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS Fla. If you have ever hit a plateau, wanted more variety, or even if you just want to integrate balance and stability challenges into your cardio and strength training r..
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Healthy Kids: Keeping your child safe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.  Just yesterday a 2 -year- old in Fort Myers was killed following a car accident where she was not properly secured in the car.   And recently in ou..
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Hepatitis C deaths up, baby boomers most at risk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

WASHINGTON (AP) - Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed - they are most at risk. Federal health..
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