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Take Them Or Toss Them? Examining Expired Meds

Have you ever pulled a bottle of pills out of your medicine cabinet only to see that they’re expired? Are they safe to take? And will they still work?

12/04/2014

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Eye Surgery Cheaters

Whether you love them or hate them, you may need them to read. Reading glasses, or cheaters as they’re sometimes called, are a fact of life for many people over a certain age. But now, help is on the way in the form of a new procedure being tested by the FDA.
CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez says in a few years you may be able to ditch those reading glasses for good.

CBS4–11/21/2014

Hidden Food Danger

Gluten-Free Alternative May Cause Allergic Reactions

We all know about gluten allergies. But did you know manufacturers could be substituting one allergen for another?

11/11/2014

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Broward County Commission Holds Public Hearing On Kratom Ban

The Broward County Commission is taking up the issue of a possible ban on the herbal drug kratom at a 2 p.m. public hearing on Monday.

10/28/2014

Cologuard is a laboratory test that measures DNA and blood in human stool that is not visibly apparent. (Source: FDA.gov)

New Home Test For Colon Cancer Now Available

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancers creening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation most other methods do.

10/27/2014

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3D Printing Technology Being Used For Customized Knee Transplants

For people with knee injuries or significant knee pain, finding relief is often difficult. New technology could soon get patients moving again.

10/23/2014

Do It Yourself Tattoos. (Source: CBS4)

DIY Tattoos: Trend Or Trouble?

Tempted to get a tattoo? Today, people from all walks of life have tattoos, which might lead you to believe that tattoos are completely safe. But beware—there may be associated health risks.

10/22/2014

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Growing Number Of Women Turning To Homemade Cosmetics

Many creative entrepreneurs sell their products on and offline, but would you trust an at-home manufacturer with your cosmetics? Some consumers are swearing by the do-it-yourself products.

10/06/2014

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Bondi: FDA Going ‘Overbroad’ On Cigar Rules

Attorney General Pam Bondi sent a letter to the federal government addressing concerns over proposed regulations trying to link e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to rules meant for the cigarette industry.

08/13/2014

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.

08/07/2014

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