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Hepatitis A causing health emergency in Florida, thousands still need vaccinations

A health emergency rampant in Florida because of hepatitis A. So far this year, Collier County has reported eight cases, Charlotte County has seen 19...
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When lifestyle changes aren’t enough, should you go on statins?

To lower your cholesterol naturally, Harvard Medical School says to cut out certain fats, back down on sugar and grain intake, and increase your...

A 7th person has died from vaping-related causes. The CDC is stepping up its...

A California man has become the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the United States as the nation's leading health agency...
Dr. Aurora Badia checks her patient, Breanna Brown, for her eczema treatment. (Credit: WINK News)video

Eczema may affect heart health, new study says

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, affects your skin. But new research shows it may also be tied to your heart health. Breanna Brown, who...
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Study shows thousands of donated kidneys thrown away each year

Right now, 93,000 people in the United States are waiting on a kidney. However, a new study shows thousands of donated kidneys are thrown...
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‘Trading an evil for an evil:’ Vaping not a safe way to quit smoking...

Six deaths, hundreds sick, and now even the president is getting involved to protect you from vaping. We spoke with one 18-year-old who started vaping...
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Dangerous trend could lead to a new generation of addicted parents

Millions of Americans deal with substance abuse every year, but it's not just the users who suffer the consequences. We're talking about the children who...

Nintendo wants people to work out with a new piece of fitness hardware

The video game maker unveiled on Thursday "Ring Fit Adventure," which is sold with a new piece of hardware — a squeezable electronic ring...
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New drug could help those fighting sickle cell disease

It's a deadly disease that could run in your family, and there aren't very many drugs to treat it. But, there's new help on...
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Your Health Now: Treating Leukemia

Dr. Craig MacArthur from Lee Health joins WINK News to discuss treating Leukemia. You can watch the full interview in the player above.

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