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Plan to Eradicate Polio Worldwide by 2018 Announced

Posted: 04/03/2013 - A new global plan aims to end most cases of polio by late next year, and essentially eradicate the paralyzing disease by 2018 - if authorities can raise the $5.5 billion needed to do the work, health officials said Tuesday.

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Vt. is First State to Post Health Insurance Rates

Posted: 04/01/2013 - Vermont has become the first state to let people without health insurance see how much they would pay to get coverage through the federal health overhaul beginning next year.

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FDA Says Longer Use Of Nicotine Gum Is OK

Posted: 04/01/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration says smokers that are trying to quit can safely use nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended.

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Your Health: Avoiding those Spring Injuries

Posted: 04/01/2013 - Once the snow melts and the weather warms up many of us will head outside to do some yard work and play sports. When you do that, though, be careful because you can injure yourself.

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6th Annual Good Friday Blood Drive

Posted: 03/29/2013 - While some will mark Good Friday seated in a pew, one local church is doing something a little different. In lieu of traditional Good Friday service, New Day Christian Church in Weston asked it's members to take time out of their Good Friday to give blood.

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US Launches New Batch of Graphic Anti-smoking Ads

Posted: 03/28/2013 - Government health officials launched the second round of a graphic ad campaign Thursday that is designed to get smokers off tobacco, saying they believe the last effort convinced tens of thousands to quit.

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Glucose Meters

Posted: 03/26/2013 - Johnson & Johnson has announced a voluntary recall for all its OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters in the U.S. because they do not provide a warning when a diabetic's blood sugar level is dangerously high. Instead, the meters turn off.

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Your Health: Circuit Training

Posted: 03/25/2013 - It's Monday and time for our Your Health segment. This week, we hit the gym to do some circuit training.

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Auburndale Mother Gives Birth in Van

Updated: 03/23/2013 - An Auburndale family is celebrating a new arrival, their fourth child Cooper. But Cooper wasn't the only surprise.

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First Responders Meet Needs of Obese Patients

Posted: 03/22/2013 - Obesity is a growing problem in our nation today. More than one third of all adults in America are now classified as obese. Not only is being overweight a risk to the individual, but also to the people charged with saving them.

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FDA Proposes New Rules for Heart Defibrillators

Posted: 03/22/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on their safety and effectiveness following years of recalls of the emergency devices.

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FDA: Georgia Pharmacy Recalling all Sterile Drugs

Posted: 03/22/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration says a Georgia compounding pharmacy that distributed a drug linked to eye infections is now recalling all of its injectable medicines following a federal inspection.

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CVS Employees must Reveal Body Weight or Pay Higher Premiums

Posted: 03/22/2013 - The company says employees they must have a doctor determine their weight, height, body fat, blood pressure, glucose and fasting lipid levels by May 1 or pay an extra $50 per month, or $600 a year for benefits.

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Daryl "Moose" Johnston on Low Testosterone

Updated: 03/22/2013 - Former Dallas Cowboy Daryl "Moose" Johnston speaks out about his personal experience with low T, encouraging others to "Get in the Game"

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Democrats Speak out Against Medicaid Changes

Posted: 03/20/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker's plan to reject federally funded Medicaid expansion is drawing criticism from Democrats on the Legislature's budget committee.

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Your Health: What do you do about that Dry Skin when it's Cold Out?

Updated: 03/18/2013 - It's Monday and time for our Your Health Segment. This week, we spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Nietert about dry skin and what we can do about it. Dry skin is common this time of year, especially because the weather just doesn't want to warm up yet.

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