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Health Alert 11-13: Health Violations

Posted: 11/13/2012 - One more hit for the company blamed for the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis as the Food and Drug Administration found numerous health violations at one of its affiliates.

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Health Alert 11-5: Brain Health

Posted: 11/05/2012 - Having high blood pressure has been found to have a negative impact on your brain health.

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Health Alert 10-26-12

Posted: 10/26/2012 - Tobacco researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital say many smokers have failed to quit because they, and their doctors have not used existing treatments in the most effective way plus, a local clinic has changed its name to reflect its expanded services to the under insured and uninsured

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Health Alert 10-25-12

Posted: 10/24/2012 - Some medical researchers say that less than 50 percent of the U.S. population receives a flu shot every year, numbers that show the growing distrust that vaccinations like flu shots can be ineffective and researchers in France estimate that almost 170 million years of healthy life were lost to cancer in 2008.

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Health Alert 10-24-12

Posted: 10/24/2012 - People who consistently get too little sleep face bigger concerns than daytime fatigue and crankiness and researchers in Texas looked into the link between obesity and cancer and found fat tissue feeds cancer.

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Health Alert 10-23-12

Posted: 10/23/2012 - Scientists say smoking in the car, even with the windows open or the air conditioning on, creates pollution that exceeds official "safe" limits and researchers at the University of Michigan say it's not all about calories and exercise, and that some people's brains could be causing them to be fat.

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Health Alert 10-22-12

Posted: 10/23/2012 - study finds that girls that receive the HPV vaccine by the time they are 11 to 12 year old, do not show clinical markers of increased sexual activity, sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy and another study in Pediatrics finds kids who get less than the recommended amount of sleep are more likely to be cranky.

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Health Alert 10-19-12

Posted: 10/19/2012 - Danish researchers say Hormone Replacement Therapy right after menopause could help a woman's heart and a new study finds more evidence that the flu shot is safe for children with an egg allergies.

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Health Alert 10-17-12

Posted: 10/17/2012 - A 46 year old woman was diagnosed with the West Nile virus during a routine blood screening and nearly half of children with autism wander away from the safety of people they know.

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Clinic Unveils Enhanced Services As City Battles Record High Chronic Disease Fatalities [SLIDE SHOW]

Updated: 10/16/2012 - Neighborhood Health Services (NHS) is hosting a press event to unveil new service offerings for women, children and chronic disease management patients. This comes at a time when Tallahassee holds record high chronic disease fatality numbers for HIV/AIDS patients and continues to battle infant mortality rates.

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Health Alert 10-16-12

Posted: 10/16/2012 - A new study shows free birth control can lower the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions and a new study finds "patient navigators" can make a critical difference for women with breast cancer.

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Local Ambulances Getting New Life Saving Equipment

Updated: 10/15/2012 - Ambulances in Lowndes County are being fitted with new life saving equipment. Eyewitness News reporter Eames Yates looks at how local paramedics are using it to fight heart attacks, one beat at a time.

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Health Alert 10-15-12

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Screening programs for Diabetes do not appear to lower death rates and calorie counts will soon be front and center on soda machines in the City of Chicago.

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Health Alert 10-12-12

Posted: 10/12/2012 - Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling bags of its flavored, ready-to-eat Indiana-brand products and the Centers for Disease Control says there's been a 54 percent decrease in teen drinking and driving since 1991.

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Health Alert 10-11-12

Posted: 10/11/2012 - Tanning beds have long been linked to skin cancer, and now researchers say the earlier people use them, the greater their risk and as cold season gets underway, researchers say, don't turn to vitamin D for relief. New Zealand scientists say it doesn't help fight colds.

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