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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SIDS on the rise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The two-decades-long national Back to Sleep campaign, that promotes infant safe sleep, is credited with reducing the rate of sudden infant death syndrome in the U..
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Edison College president makes statement about retirement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The following statement was read by Dr. Kenneth P. Walker, District President, at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday, November 4, 2011: "During the last board meeting, there was ..
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FDA plans $600M anti-smoking campaigns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is planning to spend $600 million over five years to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco use.    La..
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New device uses light to screen for melanoma

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dermatologists will soon get some high-tech help deciding which suspicious-looking moles should be removed and checked for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin ca..
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Oklahoma highest in reported painkiller abuse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Deaths from drug overdoses, particularly prescription painkillers, increased significantly over a decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. In 2008, 36,450 p..
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Study: ADHD drugs don't raise heart risks for kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Ritalin and similar medicines that millions of children and teens take to curb hyperactivity and boost attention do not raise their risk of serious heart problems, the largest safe..
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Breast implants and breast feeding

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Have you thought about getting breast implants but worried about the affect they could have on your child  if you want to breast feed? Dr. Michael Kim was in..
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Program urges smokers switch to smokeless tobacco

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A Kentucky cancer center is offering some unconventional advice to get smokers to kick the habit: Switch to smoke-free tobacco.    The James Graham Brown Cancer Cent..
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Health Department warns of new tobacco products

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Health Department says it's a shameless ploy that's gaining steam."They know that children are attracted to sweet products, and if they get the..
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Local, organic foods not always safer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shoppers nervous about foodborne illnesses may turn to foods produced at smaller farms or labeled "local," ''organic" or "natural" in the hopes that such products..
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Boys should get HPV vaccine too, panel says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A government panel is recommending that young boys also get the controversial HPV shot. That's the vaccine now given to girls to prevent cervical cancer.  ..
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BPA in pregnant women might affect kids' behavior

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A before birth could affect girls' behavior at age 3, according to the latest study on potential health effects of the compound us..
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Do you have severe pain in the thumb with lifting?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Do you have severe pain in the thumb with lifting? Dr. Kim is here to  describe a common and easily treatable problem...de quervain's tenosynovitis
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Articles suggest relationship, kids and violence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- There were two articles in the news this week involving children and violence. Here to discuss this and more is Dr. Annette MacKoul. 1 in 4 Children Exposed to So..
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1 dead, 2 sickened by Legionnaire's disease

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - The health department says one person has died and two others were sickened by Legionnaire's disease at a mobile home park near Tampa.    The..
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Wellmark proposes 9.35 percent hike in premiums

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Customers of insurance giant Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield could pay up to $45 a month more for health insurance under a proposal announced Monday by the ..
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