8 Florida patients arrested in Medicare scam

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - Eight Florida seniors have been indicted for their alleged roles in a $12.5 million Medicare home health scam.    Federal officials say the defendants r..
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Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling.    The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other..
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Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.    Those are among the findings of an Associat..
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Lee Memorial docs detect heart disease with radial procedure

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Cardiologists at Lee Memorial Health System are performing a groundbreaking procedure that detects and can sometimes treat heart disease all through the wrist. Jo..
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Fla lawmakers look to expand, regulate telehealth

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - The calls may come in the middle of the night and from hospitals more than an hour away. Someone is having a stroke and is en route an emergency room in the Florida Ke..
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Survey: Health insurance gains pick up

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - A major new survey finds that a growing percentage of Americans gained health insurance as the initial sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law..
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Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it - because there are no beds in packed facilities, t..
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States revolt against powerful new painkiller

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - State officials fighting a well-publicized battle against heroin and prescription drug abuse are revolting against a powerful new painkiller that law enforcement ..
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FDA OKs 1st hay fever allergy immunotherapy tablet

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it has approved the first tablet in the U.S. for gradually reducing hay fever symptoms, an alternative to ..
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Soda sales in US decline at faster pace

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans cut back on soda at an accelerated pace last year, extending a slow retreat from the category that began nearly a decade ago.    U.S. sales..
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Health care website stumbles on last day

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says a new technical problem is preventing last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new proble..
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Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divor..
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Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high ch..
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FDA advisers back Exact Sciences colon cancer test

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers has voted to endorse an experimental stool test that uses DNA to detect colon cancer and precancerous growths.&nb..
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Report ranks St. Johns as Fla.'s healthiest county

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A new report says St. Johns County, home to St. Augustine in northeast Florida, is the state's healthiest county.    The report released Wednesd..
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Patient shows sign of gratitude for Cape hospital staff

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- One man's small sign of gratitude for the staff at Cape Coral Hospital is making a big impact. He wanted to say thank you to Cape Coral Hospital staff after takin..
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FDA reviews DNA-based colon cancer screening kits

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient's stool to detec..
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Health law birth control coverage before justices

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's health care law in a case that pits the religious r..
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Research suggests children should cut back on electronics

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- For most children, watching television, using computers and playing video games are a part of day-to-day life, but new research suggests that for young children, ..
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FDA chief defends Zohydro as criticism intensifies

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug's approval and a West Virginia Senat..
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