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Health Alert 9-28-12

Updated: 09/27/2012 - Cancer is now the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the US and Leon County School and health officials are taking on big sugar and tobacco.

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Health Alert 9-28-12

Posted: 09/27/2012 - A study conducted by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation uses government data on obesity to make predictions about our weight in coming years and adults who are severely obese, there is more proof gastric bypass surgery is an effective way to lose weight and improve health.

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Health Alert 9-25-12

Posted: 09/25/2012 - Topical pain relievers may ease muscle and joint pain, but the Food and Drug Administration says the products could cause burns and a new study says teens who are sexting also engage in other risky behaviors.

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Health Alert 9-24-12

Updated: 09/24/2012 - There's promising research on a new drug to help curb nicotine cravings and researchers believe there may be a connection between childhood obesity and BPA.

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Health Alert 9-21-12

Posted: 09/21/2012 - Researchers at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles say Latinos have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes because they store fat in their pancreas and The American Association for Cancer Research is out with a progress report in the fight against cancer.

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Health Alert 9-20-12

Posted: 09/21/2012 - A new study shows marijuana use may increase the risk of testicular cancer and Australian researchers say effective training techniques to help infants sleep are safe in the long run.

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Health Alert 9-19-12

Updated: 09/18/2012 - The bright colors and squishy wrapping around laundry detergent capsules are proving to be tempting for children and drinking a non-alcoholic version of red wine seems to lower blood pressure in men who are at high risk for heart disease.

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Health Alert 9-18-12

Posted: 09/18/2012 - A new study looking at women with the BRACA-1 or BRACA-2 breast cancer gene mutation finds those who had a mammogram or chest x-ray before they were 30 are at an increased risk of getting breast cancer and there's a downside to diagnosing infants with congenital heart disease while they're in the womb.

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Health Alert 9-17-12

Posted: 09/17/2012 - First responders at the World Trade Center after the September 11th attacks will be able to get treatment for more than 50 types of cancer and nearly half of all school districts in the peach state are now tobacco free.

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Community Partners Talk Health by the Numbers

95210 Tallahassee Health Advisory

Updated: 09/14/2012 - As part of the 95210 Health by the Numbers, an initiative designed to increase awareness about the benefits of making healthy choices, advocates of the program will present the benefits of avoiding sugary drinks and tobacco products as represented by the number 0.

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Health Alert 9-14-12

Posted: 09/14/2012 - A new study suggests having a blood sugar level that's even on the "high end" of normal could have damaging effects on the brain also, if you buy organic fruits and vegetables, you know they often cost a lot more than conventionally grown produce. But is it worth it?

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New York City's Large Soda Ban Divides Local Residents

Updated: 09/14/2012 - New York City's board of health has approved a ban on large sodas. Eyewitness News reporter Eames Yates looks at the local reaction to a big city decision and whether it could spread to Georgia.

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Health Alert 9-13-12

Posted: 09/13/2012 - Health officials have sent warnings to Yosemite National Park visitors, from 39 other countries, about a potentially deadly hantavirus uncovered at some of the park's cabins this summer and new study says men who sleep in the same room as their children have lower testosterone levels.

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Those in Pain Seek to Gain in Capitol Rally

Updated: 09/13/2012 - Florida is dealing with a prescription drug epidemic. More people die each day from prescription drug abuse than all illegal drugs combined. But critics say the state's laws put into place to combat the abuse only pile on the pain for those who truly need the drugs.

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Health Alert 9-12-12

Posted: 09/12/2012 - Researchers have identified the farm where a deadly Salmonella outbreak started that infected 178 people including a Lowndes County girl and a new study by British researchers suggests the shape of a person's beer glass may affect how fast they drink it.

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Health Alert 9-12-12

Updated: 09/11/2012 - Chronic stress may trigger strokes and if your type "A", that risk is double and a new study suggests that cutting calories won't prolong your life.

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Fewer Florida Teens Smoking

Updated: 09/11/2012 - Tobacco use in teens in Georgia is down this year, and now the numbers show the same goes among Florida teens.

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Health Alert 9-10-12

Posted: 09/10/2012 - Obesity may be linked to our body clocks. A new paper suggests shiftwork, artificial light and a 24-hour lifestyle have thrown off our natural rhythmns, which regulate the sleep-wake cycle and a new study finds eating moderate amounts of chocolate may lower the risk of stroke in men.

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Prostate Cancer and Testing Recommendations

Updated: 09/07/2012 - WCTV is committed to the fight against cancer. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and doctors are taking the time to tell men how a simple test could save lives.

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Health Alert 9-6-12

Posted: 09/07/2012 - Health officials in Chicago say two deaths are now part of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the JW Marriott hotel and six other people were also diagnosed with the disease, which is a severe form of pneumonia and people who are normal weight but have fat around the belly have a higher risk of death than those who are obese.

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Health Alert 9-7-12

Posted: 09/07/2012 - Lack of sleep could be a new risk factor for aggressive breast cancer and new federal standards this year require schools to serve more nutritious meals.

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Health Alert 9-6-12

Posted: 09/06/2012 - Health officials in Chicago say two deaths are now part of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the JW Marriott hotel. Six other people were also diagnosed with the disease, which is a severe form of pneumonia and people who are normal weight but have fat around the belly have a higher risk of death than those who are obese.

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Health Alert 9-5-12

Posted: 09/06/2012 - According to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at Stanford University found that many heart patients who relied on drugs alone, ended-up needing emergency stent procedures to open up their arteries later and researchers at the University of Texas found that people who exercised 20 percent more in their 30's, 40's, and 50's decreased their chances of heart failure, Alzheimer's and colon cancer, decades later, by 20 percent.

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Health Alert 9-4-12

Updated: 09/06/2012 - A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that post menopausal women have less energy and are more likely to lose their motivation after starting to lose weight and the American Academy of Pediatrics is also putting out new guidelines when it comes to children and sleep disorders.

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