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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Prescription deaths on rise in Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI (AP) - Fatalities caused by prescription drug abuse arequickly rising in Florida.      A new report from the state's medical examiners shows deathsfr..
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Health Alert: Reusable grocery bags

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

TEMPE, Ari.-You might think you're doing the planet good by using reusable grocery bags, but be careful! Researchers at the University of Arizona conducted a study and found that 9..
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FDA urges consumers to avoid coffee aphrodisiac

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to stop using an instant coffee product that is being marketed as a sexual aphrodisiac, saying it could dange..
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Two Food Recalls

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

 WASHINGTON (AP) - ConAgra Foods is recalling all MarieCallender's brand cheesy chicken and rice frozen meals after theyhave been possibly linked to a salmonella outbreak in 1..
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Prescription drug abuse packing emergency rooms

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - For the first time, emergency room visits fromthe abuse of medicines have become as common as those from illegaldrugs.According to a new government report, ERs in 20..
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UF researchers finding cures in the Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

GAINESVILLE, Fla - As BP officials scramble to contain the oil spill and save the Gulf Coast from further contamination, University of Florida researchers are working on a save of ..
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Blood pressure pills could raise cancer risk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LONDON (AP) - New research suggests that some of the world's most popular blood pressure pills may slightly increase the risk of getting cancer, but doctors say it's too soon to di..
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Doctors should talk to patients about danger of texting and driving

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WALTHAM, Mass. - Calling or texting while driving is the subject of an article in this week's New England Journal of Medicine.The author suggests doctors talk to patients about the..
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Free transmitters to protect patients with Alzheimer's disease

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Project Lifesaver International, a non-profit organization that helps rescue persons prone to wandering due to Alzheimer's disease, autism, and other cognitive disorders, has been ..
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EPA warns oil spill chemical health hazard

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

 WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has directed oil giant BP to use a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexi..
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Harmonica therapy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Music is helping some patients at Lee Memorial Hospitals breathe a little easier.  Harmonica lessons are being offered as a form of respiratory therapy and ..
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Medical billing errors

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

   FORT MYERS, FLA- Mike Wheeler enjoys his days of retirement taking walks with his dog. He did not think he would spend those days battling billing from his hospital. "..
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Video games help surgeon performance

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- If you want your kids to become doctors, better make sure they get plenty of practice playing video games!  According to the American Medical Association, a..
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Eye on Health: Will Baby Boomers outlive their kids?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

FORT MYERS, Fla. - In the April 12, 2010 installment of Eye on Health, WINK News explores the results of a new study that suggests that many Baby Boomers may outlive their children..
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