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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut To Remove Artificial Flavors, Coloring

Pizza Hit and Taco Bell are the latest companies working to give artificial colors and flavor the boot.

Health Reform

Florida & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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A doctor performs a procedure called NightLase which can cure snoring. (Source: CBS2)

New Laser Treatment Aims To Eliminate Snoring

A new procedure is intended to help both those who snore and those who are kept awake by it – with no downtime and no side effects.

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Miami Man Behind Beyoncé’s Flawless Look

Miami-native Marcos Borges, as it turns out, is one of the reasons Beyonce wakes up looking flawless.

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HCA Seeks Higher Medicaid Payments For Low Income Patients

HCA, which has 46 hospitals across the state, has sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott calling for an overhaul of the way Florida pays for care of low-income patients.

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State Agencies Impacted If Budget Deal Can’t Be Reach

Every thing from money for teachers and child abuse investigations to how the state responds in the wake of a hurricanes would be impacted if the Florida legislature can’t reach a deal on a new budget in the next couple of weeks.

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media during a visit to SeaLand shipping lines new Intra-Americas headquarters on January 23, 2015 in Miramar, Florida. Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014 and since December 2010, Florida has added 728,500 private-sector jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Sets Monday Deadline For Hospital, Insurer Data

Governor Rick Scott has given hospitals and health insurers less than a week to provide a wide range of data that will be considered by a newly formed commission on health-care funding.

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The Risks Of Waiting For A Baby

You may not even be thinking of having a baby yet, but if you’re in your 20’s maybe you should start thinking about and planning for that bundle of joy now.

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State Drops Suit Seeking Access To VA Hospitals

The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration have dropped a nearly year-old lawsuit aimed at giving state inspectors access to federal Veterans Affairs medical centers and documents.

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Names Hospital Panel Without Hospital Executives

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday appointed nine people — none of them hospital executives, and only one of whom appears to have significant medical experience — to a commission meant to examine the economics of health care and hospitals in Florida.

DIY dentistry didn't work for Tina Hicks.  (Source: CBS)

Experts Warn Against DIY Dentistry

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It seems that you can turn to the Internet to learn how to do just about anything. Sometimes learning from the web can save you money, but […]

104-Year-Old credits her healthy lifestyle for her long life. (Source: CBS4)

104-Year-Old Credits Family For Her Longevity

From dancing to lifting weights, Mrs. Con Mac is a dedicated member at the YMCA family center in Weston. She comes in seven days a week to exercise at her Silver Sneakers cardio class along with her daughter. And Thursday at The Y was not just any day—she celebrated 104 years of life.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.