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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Busting male weight loss myths

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 It’s surprising to some that there are actually more overweight men in this country than women (70% men vs. 52% women).    And that’s just one of t..
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New labeling for sunscreens

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  On tuesday  the FDA   said it will require new labeling for sunscreens to identify products that are best for reducing the risk of skin cancer, early ski..
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Number of measles cases becoming a concern

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA - Health officials say that 118 cases of measles have been reported already this  year, that's the highest number of measles cases to be reported this early in  t..
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Sheriff dedicates new Operation Medicine Cabinet program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron gave details for the agency’s new “Operation Medicine Cabinet” program at the District-4 office in Por..
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How to protect your pets during mosquito season

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The Collier County Health Department and the Collier Mosquito Control District are reminding residents that horses, dogs and cats are susceptible to mosquito-..
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CDC seeks input on meningitis vaccine for kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hearing from parents, health care providers and others in New Hampshire as it starts explorin..
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