Fitness Friday! 5 excuses to give up

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  It's Fitness Friday!    We all know it's so easy to make excuses not to work out but here today to say  zip it!   and to debunk your excus..
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Kids and smoke free enivornments

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

    A new study says children who live in homes where parents or others smoke have a higher risk of developing middle ear infections than kids whose houses are smoke..
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FDA sued over shipments of drug used in executions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

A lawsuit has been filed against the Food and Drug Administration and it urges a judge to block overseas shipments of a key drug used in U.S. executions. The drug, sodium thiopenta..
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Authorities annouce dates for Operation Medicine Cabinet

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - It's time to gather up all of your unused or expired medication.  The Lee County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the Florida Crime Prevention Association..
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Fla. lawmakers trying to fix Medicaid, wait on CMS

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's legislature seems poised to pass a bill aimed at reducing the state's Medicaid expenditures by expanding privatization of the program. But that proposal may ..
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Scientists honored for better mosquito trap

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Two Army scientists are being honored for inventing a better mosquito trap.The Army's medical research command at Fort Detrick in Frederick announced the awar..
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Benefits of self-control

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Can you stop, think, and then act?      A recent study shows that self-control in childhood makes for a successful, trouble-free adult life.  Here to..
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FDA sees possible cancer risk with breast implants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials said Wednesday they are investigating a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of cancer, raising new questions about..
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Medicare official doubts health care law savings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading expert on Medicare says two of the central promises of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law are unlikely to be fulfilled. Medicare's indepe..
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Charlotte County students saying no to drugs and alcohol

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - The April, 2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS) indicates Charlotte County has made significant progress in its efforts to reduce youth substan..
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New Macular Degeneration study helps Fort Myers woman see

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hope for patients suffering from Macular Degeneration: new clinical study helped one Fort Myers woman regain her failing vision. Betty Fuhrman, almost 91, spends..
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Woman can speak again after voice box transplant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A 52-year-old woman whose natural voice could have been silenced forever because of vocal cord damage has been able to speak again after undergoing a rare..
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New programs addressing need for nurses in SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Nursing jobs remain in high demand across the nation and in Southwest Florida.The Florida Center for Nursing expects a steady increase in the need for nurses ove..
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Seasonal flu update

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY- Lee County and Lee Memorial Health System have continued to experience a steady rise in the cases of seasonal flu. As health care providers, it is our responsibility to..
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Study: Errors lead surgeons to contemplate suicide

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHICAGO (AP) - A study suggests medical errors, job burnout and depression lead surgeons to contemplate suicide at higher rates than the general public, and they're much less likel..
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New hope for hepatitis C, an often hidden disease

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's new hope for an overlooked epidemic: Two powerful drugs are nearing the market that promise to help cure many more people of liver-attacking hepatitis C -..
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NFL backs state regulations for youth concussions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The NFL is helping craft legislation in states around the country that would protect young athletes from the devastating long-term effects of concussions.Omaha S..
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Fitness Friday: Do you really need exercise to lose weight?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

You eat right,  cut your calories, but  isexercise really  necessary to loss weight? Some say no!!!  Our fitness expert Mike Drumm is here with more.  ..
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Seniors may have to pay for Medicare home health

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional advisers are calling for a new out-of-pocket charge for Medicare home health care, a service that until now has been free of charge to patients. The..
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New guidelines would make school lunches healthier

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Less sodium, more whole grains, and low-fat milk. Those are some of the ingredients of the first major nutritional overhaul of the meals at school cafeterias in 1..
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