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New drug may lessen the side effects when added to Parkinson’s drug

About one million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s disease. Levodopa is the most effective drug available, but the drug can cause...
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Court tosses $300,000 hospital bill for promised $1,300 charge

Colorado's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a woman who expected to pay about $1,300 for spinal fusion surgery but was billed more...
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Naples woman opens up about past mental health struggles, helps others

A Naples woman, thriving after years of battling anxiety and depression and using alcohol and drugs to numb the pain, is opening up about...
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Tips: Preventing oral health problems in kids with good teeth brushing practices

The CDC says 42% of children aged 2 to 11 have had cavities in their baby teeth. In addition, 21% of kids aged 6...
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Lee Health caring for 80 COVID-19 patients; 175% increase since May 1

As of Thursday morning, Lee Health is caring for 80 COVID-19 patients in its hospitals, an increase of 175% since May 1 and the...
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Study shows cranberries can benefit health

Consuming cranberries daily can have more benefits for your body. Researchers have said it can improve urinary tract health and maintain gut bacteria. But now it...

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as...

Head Injury: Higher risk of epilepsy later in life

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are injuries to the head from a sudden blow. As many as 50,000 people die every year from severe...
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Naples drug treatment center sees record number of admissions

Overdose deaths are up and at least one opioid contributes to more than 70% of them. A Naples drug treatment center has seen a...
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Southwest Florida dealing with primary care doctor shortage

Across the nation and in Southwest Florida people are having trouble getting in to see a doctor because of a shortage. And it's much deeper...

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