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Parents urged to ensure that kids are up to date on their vaccinations

Parents urged to ensure that kids are up to date on their vaccinations

With a rather disquieting increase being reported in the number of measles cases in Florida, local health officials are requesting parents to ensure that their kids are up to date on their vaccinations before the new school year commences.

Casey Anthony to Be Released on July 17

Casey Anthony to Be Released on July 17

Casey Anthony, 25, who was found guilty of lying to police regarding the disappearance of her two-years-old daughter Caylee, is scheduled to be released from police custody on July 17. She was sentenced to jail by a Florida judge on Thursday.

100-Years-Old Snake Man Passes Away in Florida

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A roadside showman, BILL Haast, passed away at his home in Florida at the age of 100. He had injected himself with a blend of venoms from 32 snake species, for approximately 60 years, and acquired immunity against the deadly snake bites. During 1940s, he started to inject himself with diluted cobra poison and then increased the intake as well as concentration regularly.

Overweight Women Refused by Ob-Gyns

Overweight Women Refused by Ob-Gyns

The resolution of some ob-gyns in South Florida of not treating patients who are overweight is raising problems among doctors. About 15 obstetrics-gynecology practices out of 105 are refusing to see pregnant women or women who want to be pregnant who are heavier than 200 pounds.

New Bill Forbids Physicians From Asking About Guns

A new bill has been passed by the Florida state legislature, which forbids the pediatricians and other physicians to ask patients or their parents whether they have guns in their home or not. The bill will soon be signed by the Florida's governor.

Florida Legislature Gives a Green Signal to Medicare Reform

 Medicare Reform

Recently, the state Legislature passed a comprehensive reform package on Friday and experts are of opinion that due to this step, Florida’s Medicaid program will undergo some fundamental and historic changes in the coming years.

Teresa McCoy Saves Life of a Competitor in the Middle of a Race

A Florida woman, Teresa McCoy, was reported to save the life of a competitor in the middle of the race when she saw two police officers tending to another rider.

She was near the end of the bicycle portion of the Meek and Mighty Triathlon in St Petersburg, Florida, but she chose to ride over to the man and officers, who thought he might have been having a seizure.

Brevard Drugs Collection Offers Public Protection

Many people on north Merritt Island found it perfect to be able to drop off unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, day of the drug collection.

All they needed to do was drive to a stand Brevard County Sheriff’s Office had set up outside Hobbs Pharmacy, and dropped off all their outdated or unneeded medication items.

US Health Care System Pays Heavily For Food-Borne Diseases: Report

Food-Borne Diseases

A recent report released by the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute has claimed that food-borne diseases are widespread in the US. A number of long-term chronic health problems or deaths occur in the country because of poultry, pork, beef and other meat products.

Dried Apples Help in Lowering Bad Cholesterol In Women

Dried Apples Help in Lowering Bad Cholesterol In Women

Florida State University in a research has found that females who ate dried apple everyday had lower levels of bad cholesterol. The study has thrown light over the fact which was hitherto unknown to women. It has confirmed that if dried applies are taken regularly for six months, it will significantly reduce 23% bad cholesterol whereas good cholesterol is reduced by 4%.

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