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 4 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 4 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 4 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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Keloid Scar Treatment

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

    Keloid scars can be very difficult to treat, but some new treatments may be available.  Dr. Michael Kim has a look at keloids and what to do about them.&nbs..
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Local woman earns Bob Graham Distinguished Service Award

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Jennifer Smith, SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) Coordinator for the Tobacco Control Program at the Collier County Health Department, was recently awar..
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Healthy Kids 4.14.11

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cameron Keir

The F CAT's are just about over, and we're a couple of weeks away from spring break. So, now is a great time to make sure your kids are healthy. Doctor Annette Mackoul has a look a..
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New numbers: More adults taking vitamins

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - New government figures show about half of U.S. adults take vitamins and other dietary supplements - a level that's been holding steady for much of the past decade.&n..
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Diabetes walk this Saturday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Every year in the United States, 13,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and more than one million American kids and adults deal with the disease every day. Diabetes is..
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Full thicker eyelashes?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

       Who doesn't want long full beautiful lashes?     There are new products out there promising to get just that,  but do ..
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Superbug causing concern in India

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LONDON (AP) - A gene that can turn many types of bacteria into deadly superbugs was found in about a quarter of water samples taken from drinking supplies and puddles on the street..
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STD surge causes alarm

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota health officials say they're alarmed by a surge in sexually transmitted diseases.    Reportable STDs in Minnesota include chlamydia, gon..
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Autism Seminar offers free help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

FORT MYERS, Fla.--April is Autism Awareness Month.  Saturday, April 9th, 2011, there is a free opportunity for parents to get help and guidance, called "Promising Pathways"&nb..
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Japan sets first radiation standard for fish

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 TOKYO (AP) - For the first time, Japan is setting a standard for the amount of radiation allowed in fish. The decision today comes after radiation more than 7.5 million ..
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Talking face transplants with Dr. Kim

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   There are stories of modern marvels, people able to reclaim their lives after horrific stories of losing their face.Some are due to animal attacks, being shot in ..
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Doctors find better way to unclog heart arteries

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Doctors may have a better way to do heart diagnostic tests and procedures to open clogged heart arteries.    A new study finds fewer complications..
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Arizona lawmakers consider fat tax

Updated 4 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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