Keep your HEART Healthy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 FORT MYERS, Fla. It's February and it's Heart month.Did you know that  cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.    And t..
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DC group calls for closure of Heart Attack Grill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Washington, D.C.-based anti-meat advocacy group is asking the owner of a Las Vegas restaurant that prides itself on unhealthy meals to shut down after a customer..
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Government panel considers WTC cancer claims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A government panel is considering whether a multibillion-dollar aid program for people sickened by World Trade Center dust should be expanded to include people who ..
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Stress of child abuse appears to shrink parts of the brain

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A new study shows that the stress of child abuse appears to shrink a key region of the brain that regulates emotion, memory, and learning.  Here to discuss t..
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Doctor uses shoulder blade to rebuild voice box

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A doctor at University Hospital in Ann Arbor has used part of a woman's shoulder blade to reconstruct her voice box.    The Detroit Free Pres..
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Heart Bus stops by WINK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's Valentine's day and what a perfect day for the heart bus to joins us out in our parking lot. There heart bus will be coming to a location near you and here t..
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Bigger is better for most, butt augmentation on the rise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS,Fla.- It turns out that more and more women want the derriere of Jennifer Lopez versus that of Twiggy. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Kim stopped by WINK News to tell us ab..
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Florida's Blood Centers appeal for O negative donors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida's Blood Centers are making an urgent appeal for O-negative blood donations. Officials say the state's supply of O-negative blood has reached critically low ..
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Valentine's Day the Fitness Way

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- With Valentine's Day next Tuesday, we are talking about love this Fitness Friday. And love in a relationship is very similar to love in fitness. In order to be su..
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Nearly 1 in 20 US adults over 50 have fake knees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly 1 in 20 Americans older than 50 have artificial knees, or more than 4 million people, according to the first national estimate showing how common these replac..
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Don't sabotage your diet on Valentine's Day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Tuesday marks Valentine's Day, and chocolate is all around you. So how can you enjoy the day for lovers and chocolate, without ruining your diet? Kim Barber from ..
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Texting and driving bill is up for review

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Florida House of Representatives is reviewing house bill 299. The bill seeks to make roads safer in Florida by placing a ban on text messaging while driving. ..
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Drug use among Fla. youth drops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Child welfare officials say the number of Florida middle and high school students experimenting with marijuana, alcohol and prescription drugs has dropped...
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Study: Tai chi helps ease symptoms of Parkinson's

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi improved balance and lowered the risk of falls in a study of people with Parkinson's disease.    Symptoms of ..
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Navigating Autism a new program to help parents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Autism now impacts one in 110 children. The diagnosis of autism can be devastating to a family, and the choices for treatment can be overwhelming. But there is a ..
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The new trends for plastic surgery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni


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Fitness Friday: Curb your food cravings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It happens to us all from time to time and it can strike anywhere...food cravings! You can be sitting at work, at home watching TV or in the car on the drive home..
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A child's sense of humor develops early

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It may come as no surprise to parents of funny kids, but a new study shows children's sense of humor starts developing early.  Dr. Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul..
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First lady to promote healthy food in Calif.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Northgate Gonzalez Markets may be the biggest Southern California supermarket chain you've never heard of.    That's set to change after fir..
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Should there be a tax on cosmetic surgery?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Bo tax,  New Jersey just repealed one and Connecticut just started one.  But should there be a tax on cosmetic surgery?  Dr. Michael  Kim joins..
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