FDA approves new drug to treat skin cancer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind drug to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer by targeting a particular genetic mutation found i..
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Fla. prescription drug deaths rise in 2010

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - New data shows that prescription drug deaths in Florida increased nearly 9 percent last year compared to 2009 despite aggressive efforts by law enforcement to educate ..
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Beckley-filmed PBS show focuses on kids' nutrition

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - The president of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg is bringing a little magic to public television.    Dr. Michael ..
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Autism risks for siblings are higher than thought

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study suggests that nearly 20 percent of children who have an autistic older brother or sister will develop the disorder too. That's a rate much higher than pr..
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Publix, Winn-Dixie recall ground beef

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) - Publix would like consumers in Southwest Florida to be aware that the impact of the ground beef recall is county-specific and does not include Publix locati..
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Arthrex expanding in both Lee and Collier Counties

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

NAPLES, Fla - Arthrex Inc. is expanding in both Collier and Lee Counties. The company announced a commitment to build a first phase 160,000 sq ft state-of-the-art surgical device f..
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Lynn Hall, Bowditch and Bonita Park deemed unsafe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Fort Myers, Fla.— The Lee County Health Department is posting an advisory on Lynn Hall and Bonita beaches as unsafe for swimmers due to high levels of bacteria identified in ..
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Vitamin D study

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Since the Institute of Medicine’s report on Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D was released in November, vitamin D has been the subject of controversy. ..
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UF begins eating disorders program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The University of Florida is establishing an eating disorders program.    The university's College of Medicine announced Tuesday that Dr. Ke..
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WHO declares swine flu pandemic over

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization is declaring an end to the global swine flu pandemic. WHO's director general says the pandemic is over since "the new H1N1 virus ha..
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Lunch for a buck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Chances are you will be packing your child's lunch sometime this week. With the average cost of a school lunch at $2.50 a day, WINK shows you how to make a  healthy lunch for ..
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Study says eating healthy could cost hundreds more

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - This year, the USDA unveiled its new version of the food pyramid, known as MyPlate. It advises eaters to fill half of their plates with fruits and veggies, and t..
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A healthy diet is expensive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

SEATTLE (AP) - A new study finds that a healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines. The study in the journal H..
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1 dead, 2 dozen sick from salmonella poisoning

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say one person has died from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to eating ground turkey, but the government so far has declined to s..
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Drug prices about to get cheaper with new generics

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LONDON (AP) - The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet.    The next 14 months will bring generic versions of seven..
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FDA: Two-fold death increase with use of heart drug

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators are warning doctors that a heart drug from Sanofi was associated with fatal heart problems in a recently halted company study. &nbs..
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Express Scripts buying Medco for $29.1 billion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

SAINT LOUIS, MO, The top two U.S. companies managing prescription drug benefits are uniting in a $29.1 billion deal they say will help achieve key goals of the health care overhaul..
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Cancer, memory loss top boomers' health concerns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Baby boomers say their biggest health fear is cancer. Memory loss comes in second. But heart disease and diabetes should be atop that list, too, given the size of..
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Plastic surgery for graduation?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

    Graduation time is here, and there is a new trend for parents to give their children entering the adult world plastic surgery for their gift.  But is it a s..
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No mouth to mouth needed for CPR

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Anyone can learn CPR  and everyone should!  Sadly, 70 % of Americans may feel helpless to act during a  cardiac emergency because they either do not know how t..
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