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Medical Tourism Plan Studied By Lawmakers

Updated: 03/27/2014 - Florida lawmakers are considering a measure to allocate $5 million annually in state funds to add medical tourism to the list of state attractions.

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A Virtual Doctor's Visit?

Updated: 11/14/2013 - As of now, TMH has an active 'teleheath' network that connects to Madison, Taylor Franklin and Leon counties.

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109,000 Cases Of Ready-To-Eat Products Recalled

Posted: 10/25/2013 - Products include chicken, ham, potato, and macaroni salads, slaws and salsas under brand names including Cobble Street Market, Cross Valley Farms, Dillon's, Miller's, Target, 7-11, Reser's Fine Foods, Walmart and Yoder's.

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Seasonal Flu Vaccines Available To Enrolled, Eligible Veterans

Posted: 10/10/2013 - In an effort to reduce the impact of the seasonal flu and connected illness, enrolled/eligible veterans may obtain a seasonal flu vaccination from now until March 31, 2014 at all North Florida/South Georgia Veteran Health System facilities.

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Congress To Probe Veterans' Overdoses

Posted: 10/09/2013 - A CBS News investigation has found that some veterans are dying of accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers at a much higher rate than the general populatio

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Affordable Care Act Exchanges Open

Updated: 10/01/2013 - Questions on the Affordable Care Act? Don't be lost... Check out wctv.tv/health for resources including a glossary of terms, and FAQs.

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Study: CDC's Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Work

Posted: 09/09/2013 - A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the maker of the PSAs, says the multi-million dollar campaign helped 100,000 Americans kick their smoking habits.

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RECALL: Motrin Infant Drops

Posted: 09/06/2013 - The company is asking retailers to take the affected products off store shelves. Consumers should stop using the bottles and throw them away.

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Surgical Gear Quarantined Over Rare Brain Disease

Posted: 09/04/2013 - There's a remote chance up to 13 others in multiple states were exposed to it through surgical equipment. The disease has only been transmitted that way four times, never in the United States.

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Birth Rally At Capitol

Updated: 09/02/2013 - Improvingbirth.org says 9 out of 10 women in America receive maternity care that actually increases risk to them and their babies.

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NFL To Pay $765 Million To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

Updated: 08/29/2013 - The lawsuits and a growing awareness that concussions-- once routinely laughed off by football players as 'Getting your bell rung'-- can have serious long-term effects have already spurred research into better helmets and changed the way the game is played.

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Georgia Issues Alert Over 'Herbal Incense'

Posted: 08/23/2013 - First responders have reported unusual strength, agitation and combativeness in some persons. Some users have been rendered motionless, have abnormal or absent reflexes, and some experience unconsciousness.

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