Arizona lawmakers consider fat tax

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's cash-strapped Medicaid program is considering adding a $50 tax on single patients who smoke, have diabetes or are overweight.    Arizona Hea..
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What I wish I knew: Workout tips

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   They say wisdom comes with experience.      This adage holds true at work, home, and, yes, even the gym.    We asked our expert..
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Social media and your teens

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  The  America Academy of Pediatrics released a new clinical report on the impact of social media on adolescence on Monday.      The report ..
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Did you see the video of the babies talking?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Some baby talk is the newest viral video consuming internet users around the world.The video shows 2 diaper clad babies babbling in their kitchen and it has a lot of people wonderi..
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Local kids with cancer need your help!

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

FT.MYERS, Fla- Candlelighters of SW Florida is an important organization in our community, that helps our local kids who are battling cancer and other blood disorders and their fam..
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Child car seats new guidelines

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Toddlers and even older children may have to get used to some new seating arrangements in the car, according to new child passenger safety recommendations from the  Ame..
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Healthy Kids: Developmental on-line help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Parents who are concerned about their child's development are always looking for answers.       Today, Dr. Annette MacKoul joins us to share som..
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Surgery in 3D

Updated 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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