Health & Lifestyle

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Affordable Health Care in Reach for Many Floridians

Estimated health care premiums available to Florida residents through the Health Insurance Marketplace open online Tuesday, Oct. 1. The White House has published and revealed overall lower than expected insurance costs for large numbers of U.S. citizens shopping for health care policies. Figures for Floridians reveal many individuals and families with modest incomes will be […]
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Understanding Influenza (CDC)

Urgent Call for Flu Vaccinations by Health Experts

Health experts across the country now recommend that everyone six months and older get a flu vaccine according to the Florida Department of Health. The health department is broadcasting the word to all Florida counties that an annual flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and the flu-related complications that could lead […]
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Overweight Child Indulging in Ice Cream

AMA Determines Obesity Is Disease

On June 18, the American Medical Association officially announced recognition of obesity as a disease, with multiple aspects requiring a range of interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention. This could have major impacts on how health care systems treat overweight patients. The AMA’s decision comes one day after the organization’s own Council on Science […]
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HIV Prevalence Adult by Country

NIH Grantee Declares HIV Cure Inevitable as First Human Is Cured of Disease

Tuesday, Scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center met in Seattle with Timothy Ray Brown. Brown is the first person ever cured of HIV. He had been diagnosed as HIV positive in 1995 and subsequently was diagnosed with leukemia. After a failed period of chemotherapy, Brown came to require a stem-cell transplant. It happened […]
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Mosquito Biting a Person

Health Department Cautions FL Residents on Mosquito-borne Diseases

Mosquito season already is upon us as summer rains begin. The Florida Department of Health is advising state residents to be especially alert to symptoms of mosquito-borne viruses during the summer months. Mosquito-borne disease surveillance in Florida focuses particularly on West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis and dengue fever. West Nile virus infection unfortunately usually […]
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BMI and Health

A Minute for Health

A big part of the upcoming changes to healthcare is understanding and practicing preventative health measures, in which we take a good look at ourselves and determine if we are destined to become a heavy user of the healthcare system based on lifestyle patterns. The problem at hand in implementing this though is that a […]
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Man Wondering What to Eat

Slim Down With the Fat Tax

A line of obesity-targeted health measures has been sweeping the world, called a “fat tax”. They have been in effect since 2011 in Denmark. Fat taxes place food items into particular tax-brackets based on the amount of fat that it takes to make that product. Such items as butters, higher-fat milks, meats and such therefore […]
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Irritated Black Henna Tattoo

FDA Warns Allergic Risks Tied to Temporary Tattoos

Monday the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that temporary tattoos,  popular and commonly applied by small retail outlets, may be putting customers as risk of serious dermatological complications. FDA’s safety information and adverse event reporting program MedWatch has received reports of serious and long-lasting reactions that consumers had not bargained for after getting […]
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Photo of Packaged Synthetic Marijuana: AKA Mr. Nice Guy

The Truth Behind Synthetic Cannabis

Across the United States a new form of recreational drug has gained popularity. Producing similar euphoric effects to marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids now are being used by both the curious and those unable to gain access to genuine marijuana. They are sold in convenience stores  and head shops as “incense”  and “herbal smokes” under such names […]
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