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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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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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