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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Heartbeat Bus

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Fort Myers Fla.   One in three Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease.    Here today to tell us more about the heart beat bus  and how yo..
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Senate to push ahead on US-Russia nuclear treaty

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Democratic leader said Tuesday he will press ahead on a U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty, President Barack Obama's top foreign policy priority, despite stron..
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Judge in Va. strikes down federal health care law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a key provision of the Obama administration's health care law as unconstitutional Monday, ruling the government cannot require..
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Probiotics and kids

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Adding probiotics or prebiotics to children's diets may have some potential in treating viral diarrhea and preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea, but more research is needed ac..
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Qatar selected as 2022 World Cup host

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ZURICH (AP) - Qatar was selected as host of the 2022 World Cup, beating out a bid by the United States to bring soccer's showcase back to America for the first time since 1994. FIF..
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Health care costs expected to rise next year, costs passed onto workers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida's health care costs are expected to increase just over 6 percent next year and many employers say they plan to pass that cost on to their workers.The O..
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Congress puts off cuts to Medicare payments

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has agreed to a one-month delay in Medicare payment cuts to doctors, giving a short-term reprieve to a looming crisis over treatment of the nation's elde..
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Gulf Coast hopes for post-spill boom from retirees

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - For all the oil spill claims and cleanup work by BP, retirees from the North may be the best survival bet for some Gulf Coast resort towns this winter. Af..
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First Lady in Miami to promote healthy eating

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Michelle Obama is in Miami at Little Havana Elementary School to promote her "Let's Move" campaign. Local chiefs will be joining her in showing how to make an salad bar. The campai..
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Painkiller pulled from market

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - The maker of the painkiller Darvon is pulling the drug off the market under pressure from public health officials who say it causes potentially deadly heart rhyth..
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One in three Florida kids obese, new effort to solve problem

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - One in every three Florida kids ages 10 to 17 is overweight or obese. Blue Cross Blue Shield is looking for solutions, through its philanthropic affiliate The Bl..
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Department of Health recognizes November as Diabetes awareness month

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla— The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) during November, which is National Diabetes Awarene..
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