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Task force: Screen kids, obesity treatment works

Posted: 01/18/2010 - CHICAGO (AP) -- An influential doctors panel says most children should be screened for obesity and sent to intensive behavior treatment if they need to lose weight.

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100 million Swine Flu Doses Out by Week's End

Updated: 12/21/2009 - The nation will have 100 million doses of swine flu vaccine by week's end, and government health officials say it's time for everyone, not just those at high risk, to get protected.

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Heimlich Maneuver Could Save Your Life

Updated: 12/23/2009 - Over the years, NewsChannel 7 has brought you stories that save you money, save you time. Now we have one that could help save your life or someone elses.

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800,000 Doses of Kids' Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled

Posted: 12/15/2009 - Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus.

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H1N1 Vaccines Now Available to General Public

Posted: 12/07/2009 - Regardless of age, chronic health conditions, place of residence, or history of H1N1, people are encouraged to attend one of the Okaloosa County vaccination clinics and receive the H1N1 vaccine at no charge.

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EPA: Greenhouse Gases Endanger Human Health

Posted: 12/07/2009 - Officials tell The Associated Press that the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated.

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H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic for General Public

Posted: 12/01/2009 - The Bay County Health Department has scheduled a H1N1 Flu vaccination clinic on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 9am to 3pm at the Gulf Coast Community College cafeteria located in the Student Union East building on the campus.

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New Mammogram Guidelines Spark Debate

Posted: 11/20/2009 - The U.S. Preventive Task Force has new guidelines out for women getting mammograms. The new recommendations have sparked debate across the country.

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Florida Medicaid Health Info Network

Updated: 11/19/2009 - Today the Agency for Health Care Administration launched the Florida Medicaid Health Information Network, becoming the first state in the country to make the move toward a paperless system. The move is expected to save money and improve quality.

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Study: New Device Improves Heart Failure Survival

Posted: 11/17/2009 - Doctors say that a new type of heart pump greatly improves survival of people with severe heart failure. It could become the first one of these devices to be widely used as a permanent treatment.

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Infectious Disease - Tuberculosis At Local School

Posted: 11/16/2009 - Bay County Health Department officials have scheduled a late afternoon news conference to discuss an "infectious disease" at Arnolds High School at Panama City Beach.

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