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Lawmakers Say Telemedicine Deal Likely This Year

Pointing to a need to increase access to health care in areas such as rural communities, a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders Tuesday expressed confidence they will reach agreement this year on a plan to boost the use of telemedicine in Florida.

02/03/2015

Miami chef Michelle Bernstein is scheduled to take part in Macy's "Chefs A-Go-Go" summer food truck tour.  (Source: Macy's)

Chef Michelle Bernstein Crafts Menu For Cancer Patients

A well-known chef, and Miami native, is teaming up with some South Florida hospitals to craft a menu for patients undergoing chemotherapy.

02/02/2015

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State Health Dept. Urges Measles Vaccinations

The Florida Department of Health is urging residents to get vaccinated for the measles if they haven’t done so already.

02/01/2015

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Broward Students Weigh In On Next Year’s Lunch Menu

The Broward County School District held a tasting Friday at Pompano Beach High School to help determine what will be on school menu’s next year.

01/30/2015

View of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium --which reduces mosquito transmitted diseases such as dengue and chikungunya by shortening adult lifespan, affect mosquito reproduction and interfere with pathogen replication-- at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 2, 2014. The mosquitoes, when released, are expected to quickly infiltrate the insect population and stop the spread of the disease. Small-scale trials have already been conducted in communities in northern Australia.   (Courtesy: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mixed Feelings Over GMO Mosquitoes In The Keys

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if the Food and Drug Administration approves it

01/28/2015

Blood type may predict and possibly prevent future health problems. (Source: CBS4)

Knowing Blood Type Could Predict, And Possibly Prevent, Future Health Problems

Knowing your blood type is more than just extra knowledge—it could actually help predict future health problems.

01/16/2015

Happy apps claim to help boost your mood. (Source: CBS4)

Hi-Tech Happy Apps Claim To Help Improve Mood

If you’re sad and you know it click your app. A host of high-tech tools are aiming to help boost your mood and make you happy!

01/15/2015

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Pill That Works Like A Treadmill Closer To Reality

Hitting the gym, day after day, with the goal of getting in shape may soon be a think of the past as researchers say they have captured the weight loss benefits of a treadmill—in a pill.

01/14/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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Miami-Dade Feeling Effects Of Severe Flu Season

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that this year’s flu season has hit early and hit hard. Their data also shows that Florida is one of 29 states with the highest level of flu activity.

01/06/2015

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