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Task Force Urges Doctors To Screen All Adults For DepressionAll adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday.
Health Alert: Task Force Releases Breast Cancer Screening RecommendationsWhen women should begin having mammograms has been a hot topic of conversation in recent years, mainly due to changing – and sometimes conflicting – guidelines.
New Federal Dietary Guidelines ReleasedThe federal government released new dietary guidelines Thursday.
New Test Reducing The Number Of Invasive Prostate BiopsiesIn an effort to reduce the number of invasive prostate biopsies, UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is introducing a new method in cancer screening. It’s a new tool called “4Kscore.”
Public Health Officials Want More Regulation Of Energy DrinksEnergy drinks promise to pump us up with a just a few sips. They continue to grow in popularity, and that concerns public health officials.
New Wearable Technology Promises Drug-Free Pain ReliefThe Food and Drug Administration has given Waltham based Neurometrix the green light to market new wearable technology that can help with all kinds of conditions.
Senate Committee To Tackle Patients' Pain Med ProblemsThe Legislature may have inadvertently made it harder for legitimate patients to get critical pain medications when it passed a 2011 law aimed at shutting down rogue clinics that branded the state as the "pill mill capital" of the country.
South Florida Thinks Pink & Races For The CureOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means South Floridians laced up their walking and running shoes for the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
South Florida Thinks Pink & Readies To Race For The CureOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means it’s time for South Floridians to lace up their walking and running shoes for the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Gastric Balloon Could Inflate Your Weight-Loss SuccessInsert a balloon into your stomach, start to lose weight. Those are the basics of a new procedure you can only get from a University of Miami doctor.
Local Ebola Expert: U.S. Needs To Be Better At Identifying Carriers As Ebola comes to the United States, a world renowned Florida International University professor and doctor who has battled Ebola before says the United States needs to do a better job of identifying passengers who could be carrying the disease.
Air Force Joins Effort To Reduce Mosquito-Borne Illnesses The Air Force is joining in the efforts to help control mosquito borne illnesses bugging South Florida.

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