Haiti cholera outbreak beginning to stablize

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Health authorities in Haiti say a deadly cholera outbreak is beginning to stabilize.Michel Thieren of the Pan-American Health Organization says the fat..
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Depression hurts moms and babies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

CHICAGO (AP) - An influential medical group says pediatricians should routinely screen new mothers for depression. Depression isn't just bad for moms: It can also harm their babies..
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Florida woman hospitalized with West Nile Virus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Residents in Brevard County are being alerted to take extra precautions against mosquitoes after a woman was hospitalized with the West Nile virus. The Breva..
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Diabetes cases in U.S. expected to soar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - A new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says as many as 1 in 3 adults in the United States could have diabetes by 2050.That would be a sharp..
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Fitness Friday-Portion Control

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  If you're trying to lose weight, it's not only the type of food that's important, but how much you eat. This morning Mike Drumm from Gold's Gym is here wit..
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Mobile mammogram bus stops at Tice post office

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Now you can "Think Pink" at the Post Office. It's all part of an effort to "stamp" out breast cancer. The Tice branch post office celebrated breast can..
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First aid guidelines released

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON, DC - The American Red Cross and American Heart Association today announced changes to guidelines for administering first aid. Among the revisions are updated recom..
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Fitness Friday: 5 Common diet myths debunked

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Myth: Cutting carbohydrates helps you lose weight Doing it the wrong way can also make you feel rotten and unhealthy. Carbs are to this decade what fats were to ..
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Women are swapping out martini's for mammograms at the Edison

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. It's a different spin on happy hour at the Edison. Women are swapping out martini's for mammograms as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A Mobile Mammo bus is ..
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New mammagram bus means no excuses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ola Alak

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Radiology Regional Center is working with the Edison and throwing an event to support a local non profit organization. The event is on October 13th from 5:3..
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Local young author offers insight into Autism

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Autism affects one in 110 children and impacts the entire family.  The feelings of those who are diagnosed are often a mystery, until now.  A Ft. Myers..
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Does it work: Dr. Kim talks about the new lipo alternatives

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Dr. Michael Kim talks about the two new procedures approved by the FDA that promise results without the downtime of liposuction. 
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Relay for Life kicks off in Charlotte County Thursday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Punta Gorda's  Relay For Life  is a national pilot Relay.  "We had the highest percentage over goal from the top 25 Relay's in the state.&nb..
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Fitness Friday: Cutting Calories

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ola Alak

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Mike Drumm from Gold's Gym joins us for another Fitness Friday on WINK News on 6TV. Here are his tips on cutting calories to lose weight.
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Another good year for medical malpractice insurers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's insurance regulators say the market is ripe for companies wanting to write medical malpractice products in the state. The Office of Insurance Reg..
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New prescription drug program launched in Lee County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County Commission and Financial Marketing Concepts Inc. are launching a new prescription drug discount program.  The new Coast2Coast Rx card will al..
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Medicare changes you need to know

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  William Rosemann, the area manager for UnitedHealthcare, stops by WINK to let us know about Medicare and what beneficiaries need to know about the coming y..
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Revealing sex study released

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

NEW YORK (AP) - The male-female orgasm gap. The sex lives of 14-year-olds. An intriguing breakdown of condom usage rates, by age and ethnicity, with teens emerging as more safe-sex..
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New sex ed funding ends decade of abstinence-only

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - For the first time in more than a decade, the federal government is funding sex education programs that aren't based solely on abstinence. But they're not just about h..
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Sebelius to address AARP gathering of 25,000

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is due to speak at a gathering of AARP members in Orlando. Sebelius' address Friday is expected to focus ..
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