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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Free healthy life style seminar

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  Today you have the chance to attend  a free healthy lifestyle seminar  It is a life style program developed by florida hospital in orlando.    ..
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Contagious disease found in bird on Gulf Coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A fatal disease that is contagious for birds, but virtually harmless to humans, was found at a bird sanctuary on the Gulf Coast.  Florida wildlife ..
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Wis. to ask to join multistate health care lawsuit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen plans to ask a judge for permission Monday to join a multistate lawsuit challenging federal health care reform, sayi..
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New study says spacing babies close may raise autism risk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHICAGO (AP) - Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million California children. Childr..
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Fitness Friday: Tools to reach our goals

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 You know those people...that set a goal and reach it every time!     What do they know, that you don't?     WINK  fitness expert ..
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Health department encourages vaccines as flu spreads

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Flu season has arrived in Southwest Florida; now health officials are urging people to get vaccinated before the season hits its peak."Came back today, just non-..
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Breakthrough blood test offers new hope in fight against cancer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BOSTON (AP) - A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor's off..
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Resolve to check out your gym!

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla--If your New Year's resolution involves joining a gym, make sure you check out the contract and the facility before you join.  CALL FOR ACTION went through doz..
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Florida drug czar frustrated by contract disputes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's drug czar says he's frustrated by contract disputes and other delays that have plagued the state's efforts to crack down on unregulated pain clinics.Bruce Gr..
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Dept. of Health encourages you to take percautions to lessen flu risk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE- With signs that flu is increasing earlier than usual in some Florida communities, Florida Department of Health (DOH) officials are urging residents and visitors to tak..
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FDA cracks down on illegal supplements

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on manufacturers of certain weight loss, body building and sexual enhancement supplements that contain potential..
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