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- Back To Basics, Fat Is Making A Comeback As more people move away from processed food they are rediscovering full-fat basics.
- Tenderized Meat To Be Labeled In 2016 Some steaks and roasts on store shelves have been mechanically tenderized but until recently there were no rules in place to let consumers know if what they were buying had been tenderized, an important piece of information for consumers.
- Anthem Bids $48 billion For Cigna To Create Health Giant The nation's largest insurer by enrollment is set to be created once Anthem buys rival Cigna as part of a $48 billion deal.
- Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Frozen Raw Tuna A total of 62 people have been infected with salmonella linked to frozen raw tuna used in sushi.
- New Procedure Freezes Fat Away You're told you have to sweat your fat away. Well a new device is letting patients freeze their fat away instead. It's called Cool Sculpting.
- Fort Lauderdale Woman Receives Top Of The Line Bionic Hand A Fort Lauderdale woman is one of the first to receive what’s being called the most technologically advanced prosthetic hands on the market.
- Study Looks At Viagra & Increased Risk Of Melanoma We all know about the importance of sunscreen in preventing skin cancer. But for some men, a study found the risk of getting melanoma can be doubled before they even step foot in the sun.
- FDA Suspends Local Blood Bank License After Inspection Federal officials suspended the license of a local blood bank after an inspection revealed a series of violations that could "constitute a danger to health."
- Pot Pill May Bridge Gap Between Marijuana And Medicine The push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida fell short last year, but the referendum is likely to be back on the ballot next year.
- New Options To Treat Female Hair Loss Thinning hair can be tough to handle, especially for women, who make up 40 percent of all hair loss sufferers. Women haven't always had as many treatment options as men but now there's new hope on the horizon.
- Florida DOH Offers Free Back-To-School Immunizations What do some students dislike more than actually going back to school? Getting a shot at the doctor’s office. But for children entering kindergarten and the 7th grade, chances are they are due for a vaccine to meet requirements for school entry.
- Minimally Invasive Beauty Treatments Growing In Popularity For those wanting to look a bit younger but want to avoid injections or going under the knife, there are a host of minimally invasive treatments meant to stop the skin’s aging process.
- FDA Wants Stronger Warning Labels On Pain Meds The FDA wants stronger warning labels on pain relievers.
- Avoid Being Overcharged On Medical Bills If you have paid a medical bill recently, there’s a good chance you paid too much. It’s a concept Jeremy Winetraub now understands well. While still recovering from hernia surgery, he got hit with a $20,000 bill from the hospital.
- South Miami Police Hope To "Arrest" Type 1 Diabetes More than a million people in the U.S. are affected with diabetes and many of them are children.