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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Study: Women with high job stress face heart risks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study finds that job stress can take a toll on a woman's heart.      Researchers say women who have jobs with big demands but little a..
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Help raise money for lung cancer research

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in Florida and this weekend you have a chance to put on your walking shoes and help raise money for cancer research. To talk ..
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Autism certification classes to be held at Edison State College

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It is estimated that 1 in 110 children in the United States are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to The Centers for Disease Control an..
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Feds proposes graphic cigarette warning labels

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The federal government is unveiling a new plan to snuff out tobacco use, including new larger, graphic warning labels for cigarettes that include images of cor..
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Hospital unveils new, $35 million neonatal unit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa General Hospital is opening a new, $35 million neonatal intensive care unit. The unit was unveiled Tuesday. Called the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensi..
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High court turns down early health care challenge

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has turned down the first preliminary challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The decision Monday to reject an appeal from a..
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Breast implant differences

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dr. Michael Kim discusses the differences between silicone and saline implants.
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Walk for Autism Speaks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

ESTERO, Fla. - One in 110 American kids have Autism. This weekend you can make your voice heard at the Autism Speaks Walk in Estero Community Park. Walk Now for Autism is hoping to..
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New nursing school gives students hands-on training

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla. - With the unemployment rate in Florida at 11.9 percent, more people are returning to the classroom. Or in some cases, a make-shift emergency room. Students at Edi..
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Dr. Kim: Breast reconstruction law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dr. Michael Kim discusses a new law in New York state that requires doctors to discuss breast reconstruction surgery options with every breast cancer patient.&nb..
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Health overhaul may lead to free birth control

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health care law.&n..
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Moldy smell leads to recall of Lipitor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Drugmaker Pfizer has announced it will recall 38,000 bottles of its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor because of an unpleasant odor. It is the third recall thi..
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Fitness Friday: Cardio vs. Calories

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Ever wonder how much exercise you'd have to do, to burn off your favorite foods? Mike Drumm from Gold's Gym shows us the time before you do the crime. CRIME: Chi..
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Haiti cholera outbreak beginning to stablize

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Health authorities in Haiti say a deadly cholera outbreak is beginning to stabilize.Michel Thieren of the Pan-American Health Organization says the fat..
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Depression hurts moms and babies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

CHICAGO (AP) - An influential medical group says pediatricians should routinely screen new mothers for depression. Depression isn't just bad for moms: It can also harm their babies..
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Florida woman hospitalized with West Nile Virus

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Residents in Brevard County are being alerted to take extra precautions against mosquitoes after a woman was hospitalized with the West Nile virus. The Breva..
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Diabetes cases in U.S. expected to soar

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - A new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says as many as 1 in 3 adults in the United States could have diabetes by 2050.That would be a sharp..
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Fitness Friday-Portion Control

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  If you're trying to lose weight, it's not only the type of food that's important, but how much you eat. This morning Mike Drumm from Gold's Gym is here wit..
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