Health & Medical

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U.S. Surgeon General adamantly opposes medical, recreational marijuana

As the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana in Florida lights up, the U.S. surgeon general is sending a warning about it. He told his...
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TightRope device by Arthrex leads to quicker recovery times for athletes

A company in North Naples is now on the verge of revolutionizing sports through medical devices. Arthrex has created something called a TightRope. It's a...
CVS is the latest drug store to explore delivering to you via a drone. The pharmacy chain is partnering with UPS, which received a Federal Aviation Administration certificate earlier this month to make limited drone deliveries. (Credit: CNN)

CVS to test drone delivery for your medications

The drones are coming — and they're bringing your aspirin. CVS is the latest drug store to explore delivering to you via a drone. The...
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Lee County churches, non-profit help more than 2,000 patients by paying their medical debt

Right now, millions of Americans are drowning in medical debt. But, some local churches are working to pay off some of those bills. Keep an...
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Collier County school district launches anti-vape campaign in time for Friday night football

A Southwest Florida school district rolled out a new anti-vaping campaign—during Friday night football. One in four teens answered "yes" to the question, "Do you...
Zantac 150. (Credit: CBS News)

Sanofi becomes latest drugmaker to recall Zantac

A French pharmaceutical company is recalling heartburn drug Zantac after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found it contained unsafe levels of a chemical...

Opioid epidemic cost U.S. more than $600 billion over 4 years

The opioid epidemic, which has taken hundreds of thousands of lives in the U.S., has also taken a massive toll on the economy, according...
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Wounded Veterans Relief Fund gives vets a chance at a full smile

Patrick F. is a veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I was a senior in high school when September 11 happened so I felt...

Rubber ducks helping raise funds for breast cancer testing in SWFL

Catching breast cancer early can save your life, but not everyone can afford early detection. But now, rubber ducks can change that. "I personally want to...
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Cannonball Kids: Finding options for kids with cancer

Leukemia, neuroblastoma, bone cancer and Wilms tumor are just a few of the cancers that can affect children. Some cancers have very effective therapies....

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