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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Kids and video games

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Young  people who use gaming devices or mobile phones for extended periods of time may experience pain in their wrists and fingers according to recent studies.  &nb..
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Fla. imam, 2 sons charged with supporting Taliban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami imam and two of his sons were arrested Saturday on charges they provided some $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban, designated by the State Department as a terrori..
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Federal cuts could leave 44 million more uninsured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Republican budget would leave up to 44 million more low-income people uninsured as the federal government cuts states' Medicaid funding by about one-thi..
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Free health screenings May 6th

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Noth Fort Myers, Fla.-- Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida's  is hosting a Health Fair for May 6th, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our office located at 1520..
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Community awareness meeting: Keeping your kids drug free this summer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The risk of substance abuse triples when teens enter high school and kids entering middle school have an increased exposure to situations involving drugs and ..
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Allergies and brush fire season

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 With all of the recent fires, many are experiencing difficulties with allergies.   Here to discuss some ways to get through this 'brush fire' season is Dr. Annette ..
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Cheaper eye drug proves as effective as pricey one

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

(AP) - A much cheaper drug has proved just as good as a $2,000 monthly shot to treat a common eye disorder that can lead to blindness, a long-awaited study has found.   &..
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April is national autism awareness month

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

      April is national autism awareness month.       There is an exciting new website for parents, doctors and children.  &n..
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April is oral cancer awareness month

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

      April is  oral cancer awareness month.    Over 36,500 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year.    More..
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United Nations on track to end malaria deaths

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. chief's envoy for malaria says a $5 billion campaign has saved several hundred thousand lives in recent years, keeping international efforts on track..
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FDA to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration plans to regulate smokeless electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and won't try to regulate them under stricter rules for ..
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9 Parenting mistakes to avoid with toddlers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Children don't come with owner's manuals. Toddlers, full of energy and eager to test your limits as well as their legs, can be particularly tricky to parent. Here to tell us the ..
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Millions in malaria drugs stolen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LONDON (AP) - A global health fund believes millions of dollars worth of its donated malaria drugs have been stolen in recent years, vastly exceeding the levels of theft previously..
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Cancer patient can pursue emotional distress claim in court case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a cancer patient may pursue an emotional distress claim that alleges a faulty diagnosis let undetected cancer spread.&nb..
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