Health

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Bill Gates Fights For End To Mosquito-Borne Illness

Philanthropist Bill Gates made a pledge to end malaria within his lifetime and planned to give more money toward that goal.

11/02/2014

(Source: CBS4)

More Younger Women Losing Hair Over Stress

An increasing number of younger women facing stress in their daily lives are coming to grips with a new and devastating problem – stress related hair loss.

10/28/2014

(Source: CBS4)

High Tech Gadgets Help Moderate Food Intake

Losing weight can be a real challenge, but now there is high tech help available to help moderate the amount of food eaten.

10/27/2014

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

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Local Hospital Staff Demonstrate New Ebola Protocol

To start the week off, doctors and nurses at Jackson Memorial Hospital demonstrated new protocol on how to properly treat a person with the Ebola virus.

10/27/2014

US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Source: CBS4)

Local Congresswoman Worries About Ebola Threat From Cuba

With no flights or cargo ships connecting South Florida to West Africa, there’s no reason to be concerned of a case in the area but every reason to be prepared.

10/24/2014

A 3D printed knee.  (Source: CBS4)

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

October 23, 2014: An ambulance outfitted for an Ebola patient.  (Source: Brian Andrews, CBS4)

‘Moon Suits’ & Giant Plastic Tarps Part Of Ft. Lauderdale Ebola Protection

If a person is experiencing Ebola-like symptoms and is picked up by paramedics, that person will be riding in what rescue personnel call a big plastic bag.

10/23/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

October 20, 2014:  Martha Baker, the head of the Healthcare Workers Union. (Source: CBS4)

Head Of Healthcare Union In South Florida Urges More Ebola Preparedness

Federal officials held an informational conference call on Ebola Monday and among the thousands of people listening was the head of the local Healthcare Workers Union that represents 4,000 healthcare workers.

10/20/2014

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