Surgery in 3D

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Dr. Michael Kim shows us 3D animation software that displays in detail what happens during a procedure. It's used as an educational tool so patients are better pre..
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FDA pulls hundreds of ineffective and unapproved meds from market

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

It's a same old drill: you get a cold, see the doctor, get a prescription. And you assume those pills are making you better, but the FDA says for decades, doctors have been prescri..
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Cell phone elbow

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   You have heard about  blackberry thumb  and even tennis elbow  but what about cell phone elbow?   Dr. Michael Kim joins us now to tell us more..
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Fitness Friday : Exercising Outside

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  Exercising outside?   Sounds perfect for a free workout but there are common sun protection mistakes that you might make. So here today to let us know about t..
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ONLY ON WINK: STD cases in seniors on the rise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - "The Golden Years" are a time seniors can spend relaxing, traveling, or passing around the shuffleboard discs. But doctors say some in this age group may be pass..
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Stress and You

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  Stress can affect you in many ways.       Here to discuss this and more is Dr. Annette MacKoul.
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"Lunch break" catheter surgery for severe varicose veins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  If you have severe varicose veins help is available for you. And the best part is, you can get rid of them on your lunch break and head right back to work or your ..
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HHS replaces 'conscience' rule for health workers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has replaced a Bush-era rule that became a flash point in the debate over abortions, clarifying that doctors and nurses have a long-standing federa..
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Speaking 2 languages may delay getting Alzheimer's

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists say mastering a second language can pump up your brain in ways that seem to delay getting Alzheimer's disease later on. While the new research focuses ..
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Fitness Friday: The stretches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

    Stretching is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.     But when should you stretch and how?        And wha..
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Obama pushes drive for medical malpractice reforms

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Administration officials say President Barack Obama wants states to rewrite their medical malpractice laws to cut down on wasteful tests doctors perform because t..
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Study: Eating more fiber could mean longer life

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHICAGO (AP) - Eat more fiber and you just may live longer. That's the message from a new government study. It finds a link between high-fiber diets and lower risks of death - not ..
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Operation Medicine Cabinet nets 380,000+ prescription pills

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office say it had astounding results from its five-day prescription drug collection program.Operation Medicine Cabinet resulted in 384,4..
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Big recall of baby monitors linked to 2 deaths

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON - Nearly 2 million Summer Infant video baby monitors were recalled Friday after being linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants. The Consumer Product Safety Comm..
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FDA approves first 3-D mammography device

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it has approved the first mammography device that generates 3-D images of the breast, potentially helping doctors spo..
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Study: Doctors missing strokes in kids with anemia

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Doctors may be missing "silent strokes" in a small but significant number of children with severe anemia, who may be unfairly labeled as slow learners when in fa..
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Fitness Friday 6 free foods for dieters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 It's time for Fitness Friday and today, Wink Fitness expert Mike Drumm has a list of free foods for dieters.     So you don't wreck all your hard work, in..
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Test gets almost 1 in 5 syphilis cases wrong

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say hundreds of people may have been told they have syphilis when they don't. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a study of five U...
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Strokes are rising fast among young, middle-aged

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to reshape..
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Study suggests higher stroke risk with diet soda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's not definitive proof of harm, but new research raises concern about diet soda. It suggests that people who drink it every day have higher risks for stroke a..
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