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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Tips for picking the right plastic surgeon for you

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Across the state of Florida there have been more than 25 deaths and more than 130 reported hospitalizations  in the past 11 years related to cosmetic s..
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Man accused of knowingly transmitting HIV

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Former sexual partners of a 26-year-old man infected with HIV are being asked to come forward or be tested for the virus that causes AIDS now that the man has been..
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103-year-old man has hip replacement surgery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Harold Weary is not all that much different from others who decide it's time for hip replacement surgery. Except he's 103 years old.    Now, as he recovers from Mond..
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Stem cell procedure put on hold

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

Bonita Springs, FL - A Southwest Florida doctor at the center of a controversy involving stem cells is making the case for the procedure.  Dr. Zannos Grekos has not been able ..
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U of M center helps fight back against bedbugs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - It's a creepy, crawly and growing problem. Bedbugs are resurgent, and the University of Minnesota is helping people fight back.    The univers..
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Dr. Kim: Warning for self injectables

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-In this slow economy, some people are trying to save money on cosmetic procedures by buying injectables online and self-injecting.  Dr. Michael Kim tells us t..
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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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