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Health Watch - Skin Cancer - Part One

Posted: 08/22/2007 - During Elizabethan times having fair skin was a sign of wealth. Today it's the perfect tan that seems to turn heads. As we all know that can also lead to some unwanted consequences. But fair skinned people are the most vulnerable to developing skin cancer.

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Health Watch - Breast Cancer - Part Two

Posted: 08/22/2007 - Being the mother of a six year old and working full time is tough enough. But, if you throw breast cancer into the mix it's enough to send some people over the edge. But one local woman is refusing to give in.

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Health Watch - Breast Cancer - Part One

Posted: 08/22/2007 - Breast cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States after lung and colon cancer. And experts predict it will claim the lives of nearly 41-thousand people this year.

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Health Watch - Colon Cancer- Part Two

Updated: 08/21/2007 - According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, in almost all cases, early diagnosis can lead to a complete cure.

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Health Watch - Colon Cancer - Part One

Updated: 08/21/2007 - There is no single cause for colon cancer. Nearly all begin as benign polyps, which slowly develop into cancer. There are often no symptoms. So how do you know if you have a problem? Most times you don't. That's why that unpleasant test you may have been putting off can have a very positive outcome.

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Fire Health Danger

Updated: 05/14/2007 - The fires have left behind clouds of smoke outdoors, sending many residents, especially those with pulmonary diseases to the emergency room.

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Healing at home

Updated: 05/02/2007 - Not everyone relies on doctors to treat common ailments. And not everyone believes store-bought is better. Instead, they depend on home remedies and there are some wild ideas out there.

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New Vitamin May Slow Macular Degeneration

Posted: 03/26/2007 - Macular degeneration can sometimes be a vicious disease. It causes many people to lose much of their eyesight. In turn, that can cause them to lose their independence and sometimes their dignity.

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Healthy Recipes Kids Will Love

Posted: 03/26/2007 - Parents will tell you it's not always easy to get your kids to eat right and exercise.

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Straight to the Heart - Part One

Posted: 03/26/2007 - The bad news: heart disease is the number 1 killer. The good news: there are things you can do today to avoid having heart problems tomorrow.

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Straight to the Heart - Part Four

Posted: 03/26/2007 - When talking about heart health issues, one type of heart condition is sometimes left out, congestive heart failure.

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Colon Cancer Awareness

Posted: 03/26/2007 - Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths, but it's totally preventable.

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Peanut Allergy Vaccine

Posted: 03/26/2007 - A potential cure is being tested in humans for peanut allergy.

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Lung Cancer

Posted: 03/26/2007 - More people aware of smoking dangers after death of Peter Jennings.

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Straight to the Heart - Part Three

Posted: 03/26/2007 - If you think choosing healthy foods is too much of a hassle that means you have to give up taste, that is not always the case.

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Hospital Grades

Posted: 03/26/2007 - The Joint Commission issued a report Tuesday on the first assessment of how the nation's hospitals are doing when treating heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. The Joint Commission has evaluated hospital performance since the 1950s. The commission uses hospital reported data on seven performance measures for heart attack care, four measures for heart failure and four related to pneumonia treatment. Here is how three Panhandle hospitals compared to the nations average.

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Helping Moms Have Healty Babies

Posted: 03/26/2007 - The infant death rate in Jackson County is high, and Chipola's Healthy Start Coalition wants to reduce it.

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P-E Requirements for School Children in Florida

Posted: 03/26/2007 - With obesity rates rising among children, Florida legislators want to find a way to put a stop to it. They are pushing to increase the requirement for physical education for elementary school children.

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Local Help for Urinary Incontinence

Posted: 03/26/2007 - There are at least 20 million people in the United States with a sometimes embarrassing problem. It's called urinary incontinence. Of those 20 million, 40 percent never tell their doctor about it, and half of those rarely get treated.

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A Little Known Stomach Problem for Infants

Posted: 03/26/2007 - It's normal for newborns to act irritable and spit up their food from time to time. But if the conditions persist your child could have a rarely known condition called Pyloric Stenosis.

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Breast Cancer Treatment Update

Posted: 03/26/2007 - A group of 19 of the nation's leading cancer centers has published a new version of its breast cancer treatment guidelines for doctors.

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