NephCure Walk to raise awareness, funds to find cure for kidney disease

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The NephCure Foundation will be holding Fort Myers’ first NephCure Walk on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. registration) at Lakes Reg..
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Local wine store encouraging everyone to Drink Pink

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. - A Southwest Florida store is donating a portion of their proceeds from all pink wine sales during the month of October to local Breast Cancer Awareness Group, Bosom ..
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Recommendations for flu and pneumonia vaccine

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Collier County Health Department is offering flu and pneumonia vaccines at conveniently located churches and community centers throughout the county.For ..
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Health care repeal? AP poll finds many wish law went further

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Associated Press poll finds many Americans don't support President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But the main reason may be surprising: People who th..
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New pill mill law being challenged in court

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new Florida law cracking down on 'pill mills' that dispense powerful prescription painkillers is being challenged in federal court.A company operating pa..
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Flu vaccines

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - This is now the second year that the influenza vaccine is recommended for all children. Doctor Annette Mackoul discusses the importance of the flu shot and more.
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Crohns and Colitis Walk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - This Sunday get out your walking shoes and help the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Take steps for Crohn's & Colitis is CCFA's National evening wa..
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Naples retiree on 2nd cross country trek

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Phillip Woods isn't one to take retirement sitting down. For the second time in four years, the 72-year-old Naples man is on a mission to walk across th..
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Protect your prescious cargo - get your car seat checked

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Kohl’s Safety for Center will be providing free car seat safety inspections on Saturday, Sept. 25 a..
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CDC: One-third of sex ed omits birth control

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ATLANTA (AP) - The government says nearly all U.S. teens have had formal sex education, but only about two-thirds have been taught about birth control methods. The Centers for Dise..
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Chuck E. Cheese recalls toys

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

More than 1.2 million Chuck E. Cheese light-up rings and toy eyeglasses are being recalled over concerns thatchildren might swallow the small battery inside the toys. The Consumer ..
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First lady asks restaurants to serve healthy foods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is challenging the nation's restaurants to add more healthy options to menus, label those items more prominently and market nutritious f..
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Obama health plan faces first legal challenge

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The Obama administration wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by 20 states that claims the president's health care overhaul plan is unconstitutional. Federal a..
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Appeals court allows stem cell funding for now

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday permitted federal funding of stem cell research to proceed temporarily until the court rules on the merits of the Obama admini..
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FDA sends warning letters to e-cigarette companies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is lighting a fire under the electronic cigarette industry to work with the agency to legally market the devices and is cautio..
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CDC: Adults eating less fruit, not enough veggies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ATLANTA (AP) - An apple a day? Apparently not in the United States. A new government study says most Americans still don't eat enough vegetables, and fruit consumption is actually ..
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Gov't: Spending to rise under health care overhaul

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's health care tab will go up - not down - as a result of President Barack Obama's sweeping overhaul. That's the conclusion of a government forecast Thu..
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J&J giving $200 million for health of women, kids

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Health giant Johnson & Johnson is donating about $200 million in cash and medicine to a sweeping United Nations program created to improve the health and l..
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Arbitration to begin over disputed arthritis drug

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Merck & Co. says arbitration will begin in late September in its dispute with Johnson & Johnson over revenue from two blockbuster ..
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Money can buy happiness

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - They say money can't buy happiness. They're wrong.  At least up to a point.People's emotional well-being - happiness - increases along with their income up t..
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