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(Source: CBS4)

Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital

Officials in Orlando released an update on the first patient in Florida to contract Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.


(Source: AP)

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.


Breast Cancer/Mammogram

Doctors: BRCA Gene Increases Chances Of Uterine Tumors

New research being talked about at an annual meeting of doctors in Tampa shows women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks.



Florida Blue Dropping 300K Policy Holders

Big changes for some Florida Blue policy holders. The company announced it is dropping 300,000 customers whose policies the health insurer says aren’t sufficiently comprehensive under the health care overhaul.


(Source: Attorney General Pam Bondi

Bondi Fights Back Against Medical Marijuana Proposal

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi does not agree with a new proposal to make the use of medical marijuana legal in the state.


The 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. October 19, 2013 (Source: CBS4)

Thousands Laced Up Their Shoes At Race For The Cure

The 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure took place in downtown Miami Saturday morning.

CBS Miami–10/19/2013

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Cyclospora Cases Increase Again In FL

New cases of a stomach bug that has infected people in 15 states have been reported in Florida.



More Mothers Using Placenta Pill To Combat Postpartum Depression

Having a baby changes everything. For one in five mothers, those changes involve a series, and often silent disease, postpartum depression. But there are some women who are trying to avoid that fate using a pill derived from their own baby’s placenta.



‘Super Plants’ Help To Clear The Air

Plants have long been used medicinally, but a group of plants are now being recognized as “super plants” for what they can do to clear the air.




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