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Second Flu Fatality in Brevard County

Second Flu Fatality in Brevard County

Officials said Monday that the woman gave birth in early December. Read »

Jan 20, 2014
CrossFit Trainer Severs Spine During SoCal Weightlifting Competition

CrossFit Trainer Severs Spine During SoCal Weightlifting Competition

A 28-year old CrossFit trainer severed his spine as he tried to lift more than 200 pounds during a... Watch »

Jan 20, 2014
Florida is Fighting Back Against Obesity Rates

Florida is Fighting Back Against Obesity Rates

Florida health officials are launching a new program aimed at curbing alarming obesity rates in the state. Read »

Jan 20, 2014
Acting Surgeon General on Smoking:

Acting Surgeon General on Smoking: "Enough Is Enough!"

On Friday government officials in Washington, D.C. marked the 50th anniversary of a surgeon general's pivotal report... Watch »

Jan 18, 2014
Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Pinellas County

Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Pinellas County

The disease is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Read »

Jan 17, 2014
Patient Kept Awake During Brain Surgery

Patient Kept Awake During Brain Surgery

Many patients are put to sleep for something as complex as brain surgery, but not Josh Watch »

Jan 17, 2014
Google Develops Contact Lens Glucose Monitor

Google Develops Contact Lens Glucose Monitor

Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of... Read »

Jan 17, 2014
Consumer Reports: Hottest Food Craze: Steam

Consumer Reports: Hottest Food Craze: Steam

Want a healthy dinner in a snap? What about a microwavable, steam-cooked meal? Watch »

Jan 17, 2014
Smoking Sickness: More Diseases Linked to Cigarettes

Smoking Sickness: More Diseases Linked to Cigarettes

Scientists are attributing more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms — even as the government struggles to... Read »

Jan 17, 2014
Sears, Kmart Recall 42,500 Kenmore Heaters

Sears, Kmart Recall 42,500 Kenmore Heaters

A recall has been issued for about 42,500 Kenmore oscillating fan heaters sold at Sears and Kmart stores last... Read »

Jan 15, 2014
5 Things to Know About the Flu Outbreak

5 Things to Know About the Flu Outbreak

This year’s flu season has seen a rise in hospitalizations and deaths across the Read »

Jan 16, 2014
Is Your Phone Giving You The Flu?

Is Your Phone Giving You The Flu?

You're taking all the precautions to keep safe from the influenza virus -- getting a flu shot, avoiding sick people,... Read »

Jan 16, 2014
Flu Patients Fill North Texas Hospital Beds

Flu Patients Fill North Texas Hospital Beds

Some North Texas hospitals are so overwhelmed with flu patients that they have run out of available rooms to... Watch »

Jan 15, 2014
SF, NY Prosecutors Investigate Monster Drinks

SF, NY Prosecutors Investigate Monster Drinks

The San Francisco city attorney and New York state attorney general have joined forces to investigate... Read »

Jan 15, 2014
Consumer Reports: Contaminated Chicken

Consumer Reports: Contaminated Chicken

Consumer Reports tested the chicken for six bacteria, including salmonella and campylobacter, which are... Watch »

Jan 14, 2014
State Efforts to Cripple Obamacare Are Working: Study

State Efforts to Cripple Obamacare Are Working: Study

States whose governments resist Obamacare also hinder efforts to get people signed up for health insurance, a... Read »

Jan 14, 2014

"Teen Mom" Effect? Study Credits MTV Shows With Decline in Teen Births...

A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the show "16 and Pregnant" and its... Read »

Jan 13, 2014
Foster Farms Plant Shuts Down Day After Reopening

Foster Farms Plant Shuts Down Day After Reopening

The Foster Farms plant that was shut down because of a cockroach infestation Wednesday says it's "voluntarily... Read »

Jan 13, 2014
Baby Wipes Causing Itchy Rashes in Some Infants: Study

Baby Wipes Causing Itchy Rashes in Some Infants: Study

Baby wipes may cause some kids to develop itchy, scaly, red rashes, according to a new study. Read »

Jan 13, 2014
9 H1N1 Flu Deaths Reported in Calif.

9 H1N1 Flu Deaths Reported in Calif.

Health officials in Calif. are urging people to get vaccinated in the wake of recent flu-related deaths and a... Watch »

Jan 14, 2014
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