Health & Medical

State judge overturns NY mask mandate

A New York judge ruled Monday that the state’s mask mandate can’t be enforced after it was reinstituted by Gov. Kathy Hochul over concerns...

Pfizer opens study of COVID shots updated to match omicron

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron variant. Pfizer and its partner...
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Florida’s monoclonal antibody treatment sites closed

If you had an appointment to get a monoclonal antibody treatment, your appointment is canceled: Florida has shut down sites that use the antibodies...
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NCH uses GI Genius for ‘expert AI’ second opinion in detecting polyps during colonoscopies

A colonoscopy is a medical procedure many of us dread, but a new device is giving doctors with NCH another set of eyes to...
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Life as a frontline Cape Coral Hospital worker

Just a few weeks into 2022, a frontline worker at Cape Coral Hospital says her staff is seeing a surge in omicron cases, like...
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Barriers to getting breast exam treatment for younger, women of color

Adult women of all ages are encouraged to do self-breast exams. But the next steps can be confusing if someone under the age of 40...
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Caregivers fighting to see their loved ones in long-term care facilities

Essential caregivers are fighting to make sure they'll still be able to see their loved ones. A Florida woman became an overnight celebrity for...

340 COVID-19 patients isolated in Lee Health hospitals on Thursday

Lee Health has released its COVID-19 numbers for Thursday. The hospital system says it experiences an influx in patients every winter as seasonal residents return to...
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Monoclonal antibody treatment site opens at Naples Beach Hotel

A new antibody treatment site had its scheduled soft opening at the Naples Beach Hotel on Thursday morning to help COVID-19 patients in the...

As US begins offering free COVID test kits, doubts persist

For the first time, all Americans can log on to a government website and order free, at-home COVID-19 tests. But the White House push...

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