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“Appetite Pacemaker” May Help Battle Obesity

A new tool in the battle against obesity is a device that promises to turn off hunger.

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Florida & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Mom Not Allowed To Board Flight With Breast Pump

An Orlando area mother is speaking out after she was told she would not be able to bring her breast pump on a flight.

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AAP: School Meals Improved, Focus Centers On Packed Lunches

For the past 10 years, growing concerns over childhood obesity has paved the way for more nutritious, healthier foods offered to kids at school. But now the American Academy of Pediatrics wants healthy foods to go beyond cafeteria walls, urging caregivers to focus on the nutritional quality of the foods packed and brought to school.

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Study: Hand Washing Dishes May Reduce Risk Of Allergy Development

Dinner is finished and the plates are loaded into the sink—whether you proceed to hand wash or place them in the dishwasher could make a difference in whether or not children develop allergies.

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Report Suggests Trend In Prescription Drug Errors Filled By Pharmacists

Anyone who has picked up a prescription knows a pharmacy counter can be a busy place that can sometimes lead to mistakes.

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Cooking Classes Could Help People Cope With Mental Health Problems

Some counselors, treating patients with issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, are turning to cooking classes to help them cope with mental health problems.

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Another Pot Hearing Sought To Clear Up Proposed Rule

Florida’s Department of Health is set to hold another hearing to clarify a proposed medical marijuana rule that has caused some confusion.

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Florida Has Highest Number Of Enrollees Under Health Law

Florida has become the state with the highest number of people buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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The Story Of Sharing America’s Marrow

Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.

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Some Floridians Get Another Week To Buy Health Insurance

If you are had trouble buying health insurance before Sunday’s deadline, federal health officials are granting a special enrollment period for people who were sidelined by long wait times or computer glitches.

Blogger Toni Sicola likes to snack on foods which are hunger busting and healthy.  (Source: CBS)

Dried Meat Snacks Going Healthy

Healthy may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of dried meat snacks – like beef jerky. However, a growing number of brands are setting out to change that.

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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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