Screenings at State Fair finds 371 possible cases

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - Some 371 men were told they should be checked for prostate cancer after taking a free blood test at the Kansas State Fair, and several said they appreciated..
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21 deaths now linked to listeria in cantaloupe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health authorities say a nationwide outbreak of listeria in Colorado cantaloupes is now responsible for 21 deaths and the number may continue to grow.&nbs..
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Pancreatic cancer declining, but among most deadly

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously lethal - there are almost as many deaths from it each year as there are new cases. The deaths this week of Apple founder Steve Jobs and Nobelist Ra..
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Mass. moves closer to vaccination registry

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOSTON (AP) - Public health officials are pushing for Massachusetts to join most of the rest of the country and put together a vaccine registry that would help medical professional..
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Salads are nice, but burgers are what really sell

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans talk skinny but eat fat.    No matter that First Lady Michelle Obama has been on a crusade for a year and a half to slim down the country. ..
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Does Botox cream work?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- If  needles aren't your thing,  but you hate wrinkles, here  is a way to get rid of the wrinkles without the needle.  But is botox cream ..
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Pregnancy Dos and Dont's part 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. Some pregnancy guidebooks read like one very long and sometimes confusing list of dos and don'ts.  Here to help me make sense of all this is Dr. Annette MacKo..
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What's the science behind the baby boom in SWFL?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Babies, babies everywhere. It seems like everyone knows someone who is about to give birth, or someone who just gave birth. So we did some research, looked back n..
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California farm recalls chopped romaine lettuce

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - A California farm is voluntarily recalling bags of chopped romaine lettuce because of possible contamination with listeria, though no illnesses have been rep..
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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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