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October 23, 2014: An ambulance outfitted for an Ebola patient.  (Source: Brian Andrews, CBS4)

‘Moon Suits’ & Giant Plastic Tarps Part Of Ft. Lauderdale Ebola Protection

If a person is experiencing Ebola-like symptoms and is picked up by paramedics, that person will be riding in what rescue...

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Florida & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Do It Yourself Tattoos. (Source: CBS4)

DIY Tattoos: Trend Or Trouble?

Tempted to get a tattoo? Today, people from all walks of life have tattoos, which might lead you to believe that tattoos are completely safe. But beware—there may be associated health risks.

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Co-Chairs Host Leadership Breakfast For 2015 Broward Heart Walk

Whether you’re a blue collar worker or a CEO, heart disease doesn’t discriminate. Rick Case and Dr. Edward Savage, co-chairs for the 2015 Broward Heart Walk, held a leadership breakfast on Wednesday morning to spread the word about America’s number one killer.

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

Shock Therapy Diet  (Source: CBS)

Scientists Figuring Out How To Zap Away Cravings

Imagine how easy it would be to lose weight if you never had a food craving again. That could soon be a reality as researchers are working on a way to reprogram the brain with electricity.

October 20, 2014:  Martha Baker, the head of the Healthcare Workers Union. (Source: CBS4)

Head Of Healthcare Union In South Florida Urges More Ebola Preparedness

Federal officials held an informational conference call on Ebola Monday and among the thousands of people listening was the head of the local Healthcare Workers Union that represents 4,000 healthcare workers.

Cuba hosted a summit on Ebola.  (Source: CBS)

Cuba To Host Ebola Summit

The fight against Ebola has created grounds for an unlikely alliance between the U.S. and Cuba.

An example of costume contact lenses often worn on Halloween. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Decorative Contact Lenses Can Be Dangerous Addition To Halloween Costume

Wearing decorative contact lenses could be a dangerous accessory to your Halloween costume. While they may seem fun, they can permanently damage vision.

It sounds like science fiction. The idea that bad memories could be erased with a flash of light.  Well, the future is here - at least for mice.  (Source: CBS)

Scientists Working On Zapping Bad Memories

It sounds like science fiction. The idea that bad memories could be erased with a flash of light. Well, the future is here – at least for mice.

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

As Gov. Scott Slams CDC Over Ebola, Airports Prepare For Threat

While Florida Governor Rick Scott severely criticized the Centers for Disease Control for not being responsive to the state’s request Friday, South Florida airport officials had a frank talk about Ebola.

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Health Officials Tracking Down FLL Travelers

Health officials are in the process of tracking down dozens of passengers who flew to and from Fort Lauderdale this week on Frontier airlines. It’s the very same jetliner the nurse who is sick with Ebola took to Dallas a day earlier.

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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.

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