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Henna Tattoos Causing Problems

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Henna Tattoos are popular during tourist season but they could leave tourist with a bad permanent reminder of their visit to the beach.

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Robot assisted surgery

Updated: 10/09/2008 - Robot assisted surgery expands to include kidney surgery.

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There's No Place Like Hope

Posted: 09/10/2008 - A store in Panama City is giving hope to those cancer patients in more ways than one.

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Scrape - Topical Antibiotic

Posted: 08/28/2008 - A local hospital is taking part in a study involving a new type of topical antibiotic; one that's even showing promise in treating so-called super bugs. Many different strains of certain diseases are becoming resistant to conventional antibiotics. Some of the so called super bugs such as MRSA are spreading because there are very few drugs that can stop it. However, a new topical drug may be the answer and you could be a part of the study.

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Cheaper Prescriptions

Updated: 08/08/2008 - The cost of living keeps going up but very few paychecks are doing the same, so we're all looking for ways to save money.

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Friends Battle Cancer

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The National Cancer Institute estimates that approximately 10.8 million Americans with a history of cancer are either living with the disease or have been declared cancer-free. Not very long ago two Bay County friends and co-workers became part of that statistic.

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New Breast Cancer Detection Machine

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Chances are, you or someone you love has had breast cancer. It is after all the second most common form of cancer among women. Starting on Wednesday, in this area, we have yet another potent weapon in that ongoing fight against this dreaded disease.

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Malaria Discovery

Posted: 05/01/2008 - For more than 20 years, researchers have been trying to come up with ways to treat malaria, to no avail. Vaccines for the illness have been unsuccessful and for years, no one has known why. Now, a local professor has made a major discovery in treating the illness.

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Image Guided Surgery

Posted: 03/20/2008 - Do you have constant sinus trouble with all the facial pain, pressure, drainage and nothing seems to relieve it? You may be a candidate for image guided sinus surgery.

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Prescription discount cards continue savings

Posted: 03/18/2008 - One year ago the Bay County Commission unveiled a discount prescription drug card program aimed at reducing the cost of prescription medications for Bay County residents. As of February 2008 the cards have saved citizens more than $375,000.

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New Dental Technology

Updated: 03/13/2008 - Did you know if you neglect your teeth it could affect more than just your mouth?

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Heart Disease and Women

Posted: 03/07/2008 - Surveys have shown that only one in 10 women think heart disease is their greatest health threat.

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Newborn Saved By New Surgery

Updated: 02/14/2008 - A local woman gets a wonderful Valentines gift today, a beautiful baby boy. However as soon as he was born the baby was wisked off to surgery to save his life.

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Oncology on Canvas

Updated: 02/13/2008 - Nearly 2,000 cancer patients from 43 countries were encouraged to put their emotions on canvas. This week you can see 150 of those paintings right here in Bay County.

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Stroke

Updated: 08/05/2008 - February is Heart Month and the American Heart Association is hoping you study up on the risk factors for heart attack and stroke. A local woman didn't know the risk factors and became one of the 730,000 people in the United States to suffer a stroke last year.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted: 12/19/2007 - As the temperature drops, Panhandle residents are starting to use their heaters, maybe for the first time this season.

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The Struggle for 'Affordable' Medical Care

Updated: 10/30/2007 - Health Council statistics show the number of uninsured residents in Bay County is growing substantially. And, for the uninsured facing non-emergency needs, the possibilities for medical care may seem slim to none. As Newschannel 7 learned, the uninsured reality can be especially tough for the young.

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Kids Cold Medicine Coming Off Store Shelves

Posted: 10/11/2007 - Six major cold medicines for infants are being pulled from store shelves today. You'll recognize the names: Tylenol, Pediacare, Triaminic and others.

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Chipley Clinic

Posted: 09/13/2007 - Health care in rural areas has always been more of a challenge then in Florida’s more populated cities.

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Health Watch - Oral Cancer

Updated: 08/23/2007 - Oral cancer kills one person every hour in the United States. Your best defense is regular screening. It’s especially important now since oral cancer is showing up in young women who've never used tobacco.

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New Destin Area OB Facility

Updated: 08/23/2007 - South Walton County's Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has a new arrival.

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Health Watch Skin Cancer - Part Two

Posted: 08/22/2007 - Most of us don't like the idea of having a permanent scar on our face. So when skin cancer pops up, many people will look for a qualified surgeon. Others opt for a treatment that may take a lot longer, but rarely leaves a scar.

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