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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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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