Health & Medical

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Push for bill mandating clear labeling on medications containing gluten

Do you know what's in your medication? Most drugs don't come with nutrition labels and it's a problem that hurts people with gluten allergies like...
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SWFL woman on her way home after her cruise ship was quarantined due to...

Multiple Americans on cruise ships have been quarantined due to the coronavirus, including one Southwest Florida woman. Fortunately, her test results came back negative. It was...
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Cost of Care Investigation: Sharing Your Medical Bills

Every Sunday, Pastor Gary Cox preaches the good word. And it's his connection to God and other Christians that helps him pay big medical...
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Group will clear medical debt for around 4,000 people in SWFL

A local group is buying medical debt and spreading the surprise to recipients using one yellow envelope at a time. The wife of one of...

In response to abortion restrictions, Alabama lawmaker’s bill would require vasectomies

An Alabama Democratic lawmaker has a unique response to a recent law limiting abortion rights in the state: require men to undergo vasectomies either...
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Some doctors agree to keep insurance rates “confidential”, so who can tell you your...

It’s a simple question. “What is this going to cost?” But a WINK News experiment found it’s really difficult to get the answer by calling a...
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Bayfront closes Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Program in Punta Gorda

The Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Program has been serving patients in Punta Gorda for about three years, but as of Friday those patients now...
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Graduates in physician assistant program at FGCU in high demand

Primary care physicians are in short supply, so schools across the country, including Florida Gulf Coast University in south Fort Myers, are looking to...
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Coronavirus cases on the rise in US, experts say not to worry

There are now 13 cases of coronavirus here in the U.S. but despite the new diagnosis, experts don't want you to panic. We spoke to...
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$1 million in grants to detect dementia through voice assistant systems

Becky Doane and her husband, Rick, loved traveling. The pair said making memories together has kept their marriage strong. But, when Rick was diagnosed...

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