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These live Asian swamp eels were imported from southeast Asia and sold in an urban food market in the U.S. Raw or undercooked Asian swamp eels could transmit a parasitic infection called gnathostomiasis to consumers, and wild eels could become widespread in some U.S. waters.   Photo by: Leo Nico , U.S. Geological Survey

Scientists Warn Consumers About Parasitic Worms From Florida

Federal scientists are warning consumers about parasitic worms found in an invasive eel species that’s made a home in Florida.

03/15/2014

Crossfit members Jonathan Weislow, Eric Marrero, Dylan Malitsky and Noah Ohlsen plan to raise awareness and money for the visually blind as the travel cross country from Miami to Los Angeles.  They will finish their trip on July 13th by attending the CrossFit National Games.  (CBS4)

CrossFit Friends To Raise Awareness, Money For Visually Impaired

Four-year-old Colton Mopsick has what he calls “special eyes”. “He has something called aniridia, it basically means the absence of an iris, but it also means the rest of his eye didn’t develop,” said Colton’s mother Helen Mopsick.

CBS4–05/07/2012

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Report: Glaucoma Linked To Some Allergy Medications

For some, living in South Florida is synonymous with living with allergies, and now new reports indicates that some medications could possibly lead to blindness.

CBS4–11/18/2011