Drownings bring light to bigger problem; Dunbar helps

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - In the wake of 6 teenagers losing their lives in Shreveport, La, a local swim instructor said the tragedy brings to light a bigger problem.     &n..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Bogus health insurance policies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida's Department of Financial Services has issued a warning about a bogus insurance policy sold to Floridians. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink estimates 18..
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Are Americans becoming more honest about their weight?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - Are Americans becoming more honest about their weight?That theory could explain why the gap appears to be closing in what people say they weigh and what actual measu..
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Bogus health insurance

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida has ordered the Association of Independent Managers to stop selling unauthorized health insurance. The order Tuesday by the Office of Insurance Reg..
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$215,000 awarded for health training

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee Memorial Health System annually awards educational grants to employees and volunteers, their family members and local residents who are in financial need and..
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Lawsuit challenging health care reform clears first legal hurdle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's health care reform law cleared its first legal hurdle Monday as a federal judge ruled the law raises ..
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'Grand Slam' blood drive

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Denny’s Restaurant and the Lee Memorial Blood Centers are teaming up for a blood drive on Friday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1306 Del Prado Boulevard ..
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Ballot measure to test federal health care law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - More than 1 million people are expected to participate in what amounts to the largest-ever public opinion poll on the nation's new health care law.Missou..
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Scientists making progress testing stem cells

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists are making progress in testing stem cells to treat a variety of diseases, but they're warning about clinics that push unproven treatments.There are clini..
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4th horse dies of mosquito borne virus

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -  In Collier County, a fourth horse, within the past month, has fallen victim to the mosquito-borne virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis.  Of additiona..
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Kitchens in hospitals, daycares and nursing homes going unchecked

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

You expect the food you eat at a hospital to be safe… but in Florida there’s no one checking it out to make sure. The legislature took away the Department of Health&rs..
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Medical marijuana to be allowed in some VA clinics

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says patients treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it's legal.The directi..
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Breast cancer drug may lose FDA approval

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health advisers say unanimously that a follow-up study of the Roche drug Avastin failed to show meaningful benefits for breast cancer patients.A Food and ..
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New flu shots may mean less pain, less hassle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

   WASHINGTON (AP) - Researchers developing a new method of vaccinedelivery are hoping that one day, people will get their annual flushots in the mail.   &..
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Florida the epicenter of multi-state medicare fraud bust

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

The Miami area became the epicenter of a multi-state Medicare fraud bust  Friday that caught scammers in charge of a 251 million dollar ring.Nearly 400 federal agents in Flori..
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Cooling blankets offer new hope for babies' brains

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Four out of every one-thousand babies born in the U.S. suffer some brain damage.  Traditionally doctors could do little to save these babies' brains.  Now doctors are usi..
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Mosquito-borne virus hits Key West

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Five percent of Key West residents show evidence that they have been exposed to the virus that causes dengue fever, a mosquito-borne, potentially serious illn..
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Sales of Johnson & Johnson pain relievers collapsing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Sales of Johnson & Johnson pain relievers are collapsing as a string of recalls appears to have made consumers wary of once-sterling brands such as Tylenol..
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Hospitals may be overusing medical scans

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI, Fla - A new study shows some Florida hospitals might be overusing medical scans that deliver a double dose of radiation.Health News Florida reports on Friday that combinatio..
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More Americans getting tested for colon cancer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say more older Americans aregetting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of threegetting recommended screenings. Meanwhile, breast cancer sc..
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