Low blood pressure drug to stay on the market

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal regulators are reversing a plan to remove a low blood-pressure treatment from the market after warning in August that it had not been proven effective. ..
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Teens need more sleep, says Kansas health officer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The top health officer in Kansas says high schoolers need to get more sleep, even if that means starting classes later.      Dr. Jaso..
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Botox-maker pays $600M to resolve investigation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Allergan says it will pay $600 million to settle a years-long federal investigation into how it marketed its top-selling drug Botox. The company says it will plea..
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2 Oriental fruit flies found in Pinellas

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two male Oriental fruit flies have been found in a trap in the Pinellas County community of Safety Harbor. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson..
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Fla. justices nix health care amendment

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has upheld judges' rulings to remove three proposed state constitutional amendments, all offered by the Legislature, from Florida's..
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Recession may have pushed US birth rate to new low

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and experts think the wrenching recession led many people to put off having children. The 2009 birth rate also set a r..
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Medicare changes meant to simplify seniors' lives, could complicate them

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 3 million seniors may have to switch their Medicare prescription plan next year, even if they're perfectly happy with it, thanks to an attempt by the go..
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Hundreds of kids not allowed back to school because of immunizations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A number of kids weren't allowed back to school Monday because they didn't have the proper immunizations to attend class. The Lee County Health Department was pa..
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Federal, Fla. officials to review Medicaid pilot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The federal agency that is overseeing Florida's controversial Medicaid pilot program says it will work with the state to review the program. In 2005, Florida's Agency ..
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Flu season right around the corner

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

LEE COUNTY, Fla.  - Flu shots are available at major drug stores.Store like Walgreen's and Rite Aid are offering flu vaccinations. These shots have become an important source ..
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Accused Del. doctor may have given bad vaccines

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A former Delaware doctor charged with sexually assaulting more than 100 of his patients also may have given diluted or expired vaccines to children. State health..
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Egg recall expanded

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

ATLANTA (AP) - An egg company is expanding its recall of potentially salmonella-tainted eggs. The Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, is recalling 380 million eggs. Hundreds of people..
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Overhaul fails to boost 'health care confidence'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new survey says Americans aren't feeling any more secure about their medical care after enactment of President Barack Obama's health overhaul. The Robert Wood J..
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Fla. medical group protests health care overhaul

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Medical Association is protesting the American Medical Association's support for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The state group..
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New knee treatment offers new option for pain-sufferers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Osteoarthritis affects more than 21 million people with 10 million cases specifically of the knee.  Available treatment options are limited and patients are..
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Hundreds of soldiers with PTSD likely misdiagnosed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of soldiers who were discharged from the Army for personality disorders may actually have been suffering from the traumatic stresses of war.According to ..
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Paint that discourages bacteria has been discovered

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

ALBANY, NY, - Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York have combined the very new with the very old to develop a paint that can kill even the most resistant ..
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Girl who had 18-pound tumor needs new surgery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A Haitian girl who had an 18-pound tumor removed by Miami surgeons over five years ago will have to undergo another operation to remove a tumor regrowth. Marlie Casseu..
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An evening of fun and food to bring an end to childhood cancer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Rumrunners restaurant, located at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral, will host a fantastic evening of culinary delights and sunset cocktails to benefit Barbara's Frien..
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U.S. girls entering puberty earlier

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

(CBS)  Girls in the U.S. are hitting puberty at younger ages, according to new research. At age 7, about 10 percent of white girls and 23 percent of black girls had started d..
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