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From Virtual To Reality: Life-Saving Trauma Foam

It looks like a simple caulking gun. But it’s no ordinary tool. “The potential impact is truly revolutionary,” says Dr. Davi...

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Florida & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Medicaid Fight May Cost Florida $1 Billion Federal Grant

Before the Florida Legislative season has even begun, they may be faced with a challenge to fill a $1 billion hole in the state’s health care budget.

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Prescription Costs On The Rise

Insurance companies are changing the way you pay for your prescription drugs. In some cases, the idea of a copay is going away.

Maestro V-Bloc (Source: CBS4)

“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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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.

(Source: CBS4)

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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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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