LMHS launches alternative to open heart surgery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Certain people in need of open heart surgery now have an alternative, and it's putting Southwest Florida on the map. Health Park is the only hospital in our area..
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ADHD drugs safe for adults' hearts, research finds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - The biggest study of its kind says Ritalin and other drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder are safe for adults' hearts.    The results echo f..
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Dr. Kim talks skin cancer statistics and prevention

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- One in five Americans will develop skin cancer over their lifetime. One person dies of melanoma every hour.  Dr. Michael Kim talks about the startling statis..
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House of Raeford recalling cooked chicken breasts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - House of Raeford is recalling more than 4,100 pounds of cooked chicken breasts which may be contaminated with a bacteria.    The U.S. Department of..
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FDA panel backs birth control patch despite risks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ADELPHI, Md. (AP) - A panel of federal health advisers said Friday that a birth control patch from Johnson & Johnson probably carries a higher risk of blood clots than older dr..
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Fitness Friday: Goal setting in 2012

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Did you reach your fitness goals for 2011? Do you have a new fitness plan for 2012? The American College of Sports Medicine recently released their annual survey ..
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Which cereals have more sugar than a Twinkie?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- With 2012 right around the corner, why wait for New Year's Resolutions? Here to discuss changing your children's diet and health now, is Dr. Annette Saint Pierre-..
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Romaine lettuce blamed for E. coli outbreak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that romaine lettuce from a single farm is likely to blame for an E. coli outbreak in Missouri a..
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Lake County warning of whooping cough outbreak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - Lake County health officials are warning of an outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.    There have been 138 confirmed cases in t..
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FDA debates over-the-counter morning-after pill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is considering whether it's OK for young teenagers to buy emergency contraception without a prescription. Teva Pharmaceuticals wants its Plan..
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Grape tomatoes recalled over salmonella concern

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis-based produce company is recalling some grape tomatoes that could potentially be contaminated with salmonella.    Front Row Produce says..
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World AIDS Day, 1.2 million Americans live with the disease

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City health officials are recommending that any person living with HIV be offered AIDS drugs before they are too sick or their immune system too weak. ..
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Consumer Reports finds arsenic in your apple juice

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

There may be arsenic in your morning glass of apple juice. It's a frightening truth uncovered by a Consumer Reports investigation. While the government limits arsenic in water,&nbs..
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Medicare's drug coverage gap shrinks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare's prescription coverage gap is getting noticeably smaller and easier to manage this year for millions of older and disabled people with high drug costs. ..
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Neb. medical center: Avoid holiday heartburn

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A doctor at The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is offering some suggestions to help Nebraskans avoid heartburn over the Thanksgiving holiday.    ..
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36th annual Great American Smoke Out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for good,” is the challenge to all tobacco users for today with the 36th Annual Great American Smoke Out. The..
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Get smart about antibiotics

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- November 14th through the 20th is Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.  Here to discuss this and more is Dr. Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul. Get Smart About An..
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Smucker recalls jars of chunky peanut butter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORRVILLE, Ohio (AP) - J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling thousands of 16-ounce jars of its Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because of possible salmonella contamination. &nbs..
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Johnson & Johnson removing toxic chemicals from baby product

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Johnson & Johnson has begun removing toxic chemicals from baby products, under pressure from consumer groups.(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. Al..
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NM rattlesnakes used for cancer research trials

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Four Western diamondback rattlesnakes from Albuquerque's zoo are helping with the first clinical trials of venom as a cancer treatment in humans. &nbs..
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