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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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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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Cancer: An Election Issue... Canvassing Event Held at FSU [SLIDE SHOW]

Updated: 10/10/2012 - Cancer survivors and volunteers embark on a statewide effort to inform voters why cancer is an election issue. Abby Phelps, an FSU student and cancer survivor coordinated a canvassing event on FSU's campus to promote Cancer Votes – an initiative of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to educate the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.

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Health Alert 10-10-12

Posted: 10/10/2012 - People who take statins to protect their heart may also be protecting their vision and a virus may be able to stop an aggressive form of breast cancer.

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Health Alert 10-9-12

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Smoking can kill you even if you never light up. A new study finds second hand smoke kills more than 42,000 people a year and kids who don't get enough sleep may be at a greater risk for heart disease later in life.

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Health Alert 10-5-12

Posted: 10/05/2012 - Childhood obesity is more than just a health risk. A group of retired military leaders is now calling it a national security issue and A new survey finds many professionals feel more productive at work when they drink coffee.

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Health Alert 10-4-12

Posted: 10/04/2012 - Researchers at the University of Wisconsin may have a reason why children living in urban areas are at a higher risk of developing asthma and 92 year old, Eunice Sloat, was the first person to ever undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

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Health Alert 10-2-12

Posted: 10/02/2012 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released new guidelines that recommend IUD's or implants for sexually active teenagers and the American Academy of Pediatrics is once again telling parents not to let their kids jump on backyard trampolines.

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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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