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- Scott Heads To DC To Fight For Low Income Patient Funding The federal government funds for hospitals that treat low-income and Medicaid patients are set to expire next month.
- Medical Marijuana Initiative Moving Forward After Florida lawmakers adjourned their session without taking up the medical-marijuana issue, supporters of legalization are gearing up for a renewed attempt to pass a ballot initiative in 2016.
- Health Dep't Confirms Outbreak Of Respiratory Illness The state’s health department has confirmed an outbreak of adenovirus, a highly contagious respiratory illness that commonly causes cold-like symptoms, pneumonia, sore throat and diarrhea in Lee County.
- New Smart Sports Gadgets Can Improve Your Game They can help everyday athletes improve their skills like the pros - smart gadgets designed to help your golf game, baseball swing, basketball dribble, soccer kick even your running stride.
- Paired Kidney Program Makes Way For Successful 4-Way Transplant It’s the first of its kind in Florida—a successful four-way paired kidney exchange transplant.
- Deadline For Health Insurance Under Federal Extension Time is running out for people who don't have health insurance and don't want to be 'dinged' by the government for not having it.
- Padma Lakshmi Wants You To Go Veg For A Few Meals It's easy to want to hate Padma Lakshmi. The "Top Chef" host and former model is so effortlessly beautiful it hurts. On top of that, she's not afraid of going up a few dress sizes while filming her Bravo television show. And she counts some of...
- Chipotle Removes All GMO Ingredients From Its Food It's a first for a major restaurant chain. Chipotle says it it now GMO-free.
- Doctors, Psychs Teaming Up To Offer Integrated Health Care Health care for children is evolving with a growing number of pediatricians pairing up with mental health professionals. They are working out of the same offices and using something call 'integrated care' to help treat children for everything from a...
- FDA Considers New Treatment For Double Chins The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a new treatment meant to reduce the double chin using a drug, not surgery.
- Abortion Waiting Period Bill Headed To Scott's Desk The state's Senate has given final approval to a bill which would require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions. Next stop - Gov. Rick Scott's desk.
- Deciphering Food Labels At The Store There has been an explosion in the United State of people wanting to know where their food comes from and what's in it.
- Diet Pepsi Swaps Aspartame For Sucralose PepsiCo says it's responding to customer feedback by dropping aspartame and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.
- Florida Could Isolate People Suspected Of Being Infected Isolation could be an option for people suspected of being infected with severe diseases if Florida's top health officials expand their power.
- It's YMCA 'Healthy Kids Day' This Saturday YMCA CEO Kevin Washington sat down with CBS New York's Chris Wragge what it's all about.