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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

Flourish summer program at the Palms Hotel Miami Beach. (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town Pairs Yoga With Healthy Fare At The Palms Hotel & Spa

There’s a new summer program that’s gaining popularity at the Palms Hotel that’s geared to invigorate the mind, body and soul.

08/07/2014

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Debunking Breast Cancer Myths & Misconceptions

There are lots of thoughts on breast cancer but one expert helped debunk some myths and misconceptions.

08/06/2014

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FIU Expert To Join Ebola War In Africa

An infectious disease expert from Florida International University has been summoned to join the battle against the Ebola epidemic in Africa. Dr. Aileen Marty was officially called to action Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is expected she will be flying overseas within the next few days to join in the effort to contain the outbreak that has killed upwards of 1,000 people, including scores of health care providers.

08/06/2014

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1 Dead, 1 Sickened From Flesh-Eating Bacteria

One person has died and another person fell ill when they contracted a flesh-eating bacteria which can be found in warm salt water.

07/30/2014

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Health Dept. Offering Free Back-To-School Immunizations In Miami-Dade

Some kids dread the thought of going back-to-school after summer vacation—and the idea of having to get vaccines is even worse.

07/29/2014

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$17B Bipartisan Deal Reached To Start Fixing Embattled VA Health Care

Lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal to start fixing the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. The deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday.

07/28/2014

July 26, 2014: Leilani Lavastida was burned in 2013 and her family is raising money to pay for expenses related to surgeries to remove her scars. (Source: CBS4)

Fundraiser Held For Child Burned By Scalding Water

Family and friends of a little girl who was severely burned held a fundraiser to help pay for travel to a special burn center for help.

07/26/2014

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More US Girls Now Getting Cervical Cancer Vaccine

More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn’t much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.

07/24/2014

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NCIS Star Pauley Perrette Issues Hair Dye Health Warning After Severe Allergic Reaction

NCIS actress Pauley Perrette is warning fans about the dangers of hair dye after suffering a severe allergic reaction to her trademark ink-black color.

07/22/2014

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