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In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Scott: “No Confirmed Cases Of Ebola In Florida”

Florida is monitoring six people who recently traveled to Ebola-affected areas in West Africa, Gov. Rick Scott told state...

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Florida & The Affordable Care Act

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More Younger Women Losing Hair Over Stress

An increasing number of younger women facing stress in their daily lives are coming to grips with a new and devastating problem – stress related hair loss.

(Source: CBS4)

High Tech Gadgets Help Moderate Food Intake

Losing weight can be a real challenge, but now there is high tech help available to help moderate the amount of food eaten.

Cologuard is a laboratory test that measures DNA and blood in human stool that is not visibly apparent. (Source: FDA.gov)

New Home Test For Colon Cancer Now Available

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancers creening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation most other methods do.

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Local Hospital Staff Demonstrate New Ebola Protocol

To start the week off, doctors and nurses at Jackson Memorial Hospital demonstrated new protocol on how to properly treat a person with the Ebola virus.

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Issues Order Over Ebola Monitoring

Florida Governor Rick Scott issued an order Saturday mandating health monitoring for anyone coming back from an Ebola affected area.

(Source: CBS4)

South Florida Nurses Blast Hospitals Over Ebola Preps

South Florida nurses are calling on their employers to make sure they’re prepared for an Ebola case here.

US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Source: CBS4)

Local Congresswoman Worries About Ebola Threat From Cuba

With no flights or cargo ships connecting South Florida to West Africa, there’s no reason to be concerned of a case in the area but every reason to be prepared.

A 3D printed knee.  (Source: CBS4)

3D Printing Technology Being Used For Customized Knee Transplants

For people with knee injuries or significant knee pain, finding relief is often difficult. New technology could soon get patients moving again.

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 personnel call a big plastic bag.

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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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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