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1 Dead, 1 Sickened From Flesh-Eating Bacteria

One person has died and another person fell ill when they contracted a flesh-eating bacteria which can be found in warm salt...

Health Reform

Florida & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Health Dept. Offering Free Back-To-School Immunizations In Miami-Dade

Some kids dread the thought of going back-to-school after summer vacation—and the idea of having to get vaccines is even worse.

July 28, 2014: Nova Southeastern University (Source: CBS4)

2015 American Heart Walk Preps Underway

The 2015 American Heart Walk isn’t until next April, but organizers are already gearing up for a successful fundraiser.

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$17B Bipartisan Deal Reached To Start Fixing Embattled VA Health Care

Lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal to start fixing the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. The deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday.

July 26, 2014: Leilani Lavastida was burned in 2013 and her family is raising money to pay for expenses related to surgeries to remove her scars. (Source: CBS4)

Fundraiser Held For Child Burned By Scalding Water

Family and friends of a little girl who was severely burned held a fundraiser to help pay for travel to a special burn center for help.

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DIY Skin Solutions From Your Pantry Or Medicine Cabinet

Did you know you can treat tons of skin problems with things you can find right inside your own home?

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More US Girls Now Getting Cervical Cancer Vaccine

More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn’t much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.

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Experts: Food Allergies Are Skyrocketing

Do peanuts make your throat close up? Do berries give you hives? Could melons kill you?
An explosion of food allergies is unique to America and Europe and no one seems to know why.
Tonight, CBS4’s Brian Andrews looks at the reasons your grandparents might not have had food allergies, but you do.

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Stone Fruit Sold At Costco, Trader Joe’s Recalled

Peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco and Trader Joe’s have been recalled after the some of the fruit tested positive for listeria, a potentially dangerous food-borne bacterium.

Pedestrians walk by a KFC and a Taco Bell restaurant on July 2, 2014 in San Rafael, California. (Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Eating Fast Food Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Healthy

A majority of us do it regularly. We end up in the drive-thru line because we’re too busy or too tired to cook.

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Time To Indulge: It’s National Junk Food Day!

If you’re dieting, you probably won’t be celebrating today because it’s is National Junk Food Day.

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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.