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Health Dept.: Beware Of Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Fever

The season for mosquitoes will be in full force within a matter of weeks. Ahead of that, the Florida Department of Health is advising residents and visitors to be aware of chikungunya fever.

05/16/2014

Secondopinion.com (Source: CBS4)

Getting A Second Medical Opinion Online

A 25-year Johns Hopkins study has concluded that diagnostic mistakes are most costly and do more harm to patients than surgical or medication errors. That stunning finding is one of the reasons a new telemedicine service was created right here in South Florida. CBS4’S Brian Andrews introduces you to secondopinions.com

CBS Miami–04/15/2014

Vanessa Liebl, Chairperson/MS Walk Coral Gables (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: MS Walk

Multiple Sclerosis is an auto-immune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. The cause is not clear and there is no cure. The MS Walk Miami raises money for research to find a cure, CBS4 is a sponsor. Eliott Rodriguez returns as the event emcee. We focus on spreading awareness of this killer disease and the upcoming walk.

My TV 33–03/16/2014

Everyday items like duct tape, mouthwash and vodka can be used to treat everything from foot odor to warts.

2 Cases Of Chickenpox Reported At FAU

Florida Atlantic University officials announced Monday that two cases of chickenpox have been found on the Davie campus.

CBS Miami–03/10/2014

Acid Reflux (Source: CBS4)

Experts: Spike In Children With Acid Reflux

You may think of it as an adult issue, but some experts report they’re seeing a spike in numbers of children with acid reflux. It can be a painful problem, with a wide range of symptoms.

02/16/2014

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CDC Warns Of African Virus In Caribbean

A debilitating virus first detected in Africa has spread to the Western Hemisphere, specifically the Caribbean island of St. Martin.

CBS Miami–12/18/2013

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FDA: Antibacterial Soaps Don’t Stop Germs

Antibacterial soaps have exploded in the last 10 years as a way to cut down on germs. The only problem is the FDA now says the antibacterial chemicals don’t stop the transmission of germs and could instead be a danger to your health.

CBS Miami–12/16/2013

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Study: South Florida Pollutants Increase Coral Reef Disease

Common South Florida pollutants are leading to a rapid increase in coral disease among South Florida coral reefs.

11/27/2013

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At-Home Genetic Test Reveals Risk Of Developing Common Diseases

For 15 years Kristen Whitaker endured constant stomach pains. And then her doctor suggested she take an at-home genetics test.

CBS4–04/05/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama

Poll Taps Into America’s Paranoia

Most of the time, polls simply reflect the horserace between two selected candidates. But the folks at Public Policy Polling decided to have some fun and do a poll about the conspiracy theories that exist today and the results were…enlightening.

CBS Miami–04/02/2013

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