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Closer view of an Aedes Aegypti mosquito (dengue fer vector) inside a house in Santa Barbara neighborhood north outskirst Guatemala city on July 11, 2013. Guatemalan government keep a strategic plan for the prevention and control of dengue. AFP PHOTO/Johan ORDONEZ (Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

New Dengue Fever Cases Reported In Miami-Dade

The agency said Friday three additional cases of locally acquired dengue fever have been reported.

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Florida & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Pediatricians’ Rx For Schools: Later Start Times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

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Time-Saving Tips For Healthy School Lunches

With creative planning and the right containers, packing a quick and healthy lunch can be as easy as ABC and 123!

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FIU Expert Joins Ebola War In Africa

An infectious disease expert from Florida International University who was asked to join an international team of experts working to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa left Miami on Thursday for Nigeria to work with a World Health Organization outbreak alert and response team.

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Rising Cost Of Generic Drugs

Buying generic brand drugs when filling a prescription used to be a no brainer. However, with a recent spike in prices, some are now struggling to pay for what was once affordable medication.

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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

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Thousands Of Florida Residents At Risk Of Losing Health Insurance

Nearly 100,000 thousand people in Florida who signed up for insurance through the Affordable Health Care marketplace could lose their coverage next month unless they can prove they are U.S. citizens.

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Study: Metabolism Can Be Boosted By Adjusting Thermostat

A new study published by the American Diabetes Association shows something as simple as lowering your thermostat can jump start your metabolism, CBS 4’s Vanessa Borge reported.

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Boxed Alternative To Bottled Water Hitting Store Shelves

Bottled water is receiving a bad rap due to environmental concerns. A company based in the Midwest is selling an alternative that claims to be more eco-friendly: water in a box.

BAGHDAD, IRAQ - JULY 6: Sarmod Shamail, the only tattoo artist in the city, uses his homemade needle to ink a design on the arm of Walter Tamal at the Agony Tattoo parlor July 6, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq. The tatoo parlor serves customers who want tattoos, in what is becoming somewhat of a trend. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FDA Warns Tattoo Inks Can Cause Infections

Those thinking about getting a tattoo may want to check what ink is being used for their new design.

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

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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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