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Report: FDA fails to follow-up on unproven drugs

Posted: 10/26/2009 - Congressional investigators say the Food and Drug Administration has allowed drugs for cancer and other diseases to stay on the market even when follow-up studies showed they didn't extend patients' lives.

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1 in 5 kids get little vitamin D, study says

Posted: 10/26/2009 - A recent analysis suggests at least one in five U.S. children aged 1 to 11 don't get enough vitamin D and the main author says the number is between 80 and 90 percent for minority kids.

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Electronic Cigarettes

Updated: 10/25/2009 - Electronic Cigarettes are designed to help kick the habit of smoking. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has it's doubts.

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FDA Oyster Ban

Updated: 10/23/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration is considering banning fresh oysters from May to October. If approved, oysters harvested during warm months would have to be processed before they could be sold. Florida fisherman and restaurateurs say the ban would hurt their business.

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Acton Up With Downs

Posted: 10/23/2009 - There is a place to go for answers and a way you can get to know these precious children.

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Health Dept. to Hold Seasonal Flu Clinic

Posted: 10/21/2009 - The Bay County Health Department will hold a seasonal flu clinic on October 26-28 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The clinic will be held in the auditorium at the health department office at 597 W. 11th Street.

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Funeral for Newschannel 7 Veteran Tom Hipps

Posted: 10/20/2009 - On the afternoon of Monday, October 19, the life of Tom Hipps, a long time Newschannel 7 personality and Daybusters morning show host, was celebrated.

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Swine Flu Meeting

Posted: 10/15/2009 - The Community Health Task Force tried to clear-up some of the confusion and fears related to swine flu during a community meeting.

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Report: Unsafe abortions kill 70,000 annually

Posted: 10/14/2009 - Increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide. But unsafe abortions kill 70,000 women a year. Those are the findings of a major global survey compiled by the New York-based Guttmacher Institute, which supports abortion rights.

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Government finds higher autism figure: 1 in 100

Posted: 10/05/2009 - Federal health officials say greater awareness, broader definitions and spotting autism in younger children may explain some of the increase in the proportion of children with disorders.

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CDC: Fewer Schools Selling Candy, Soda

Posted: 10/05/2009 - A new government report finds that fewer U.S. high schools and middle schools are selling candy and salty snacks to students.

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Prescription Help

Posted: 09/28/2009 - A campaign to help people save money on their prescription drugs is making multiple stops in the Sunshine State this week.

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The Growing Need for Cheap Medicine

Posted: 09/28/2009 - The need for free and reduced cost health care is on the rise. An estimated 20 million people will visit a federally funded health center by years end, up 2 million from a year ago.

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Bay County Health Department holds H1N1 panel discussion

Posted: 09/24/2009 - A well-informed public is the key to preventing a widespread H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic; that's the message that came out of a public forum organized by the Bay County Health Department Wednesday night. Seven experts with knowledge in medicine and disaster preparedness took part.

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Recall: Archer Farms Potato Salad

Posted: 09/21/2009 - Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc. of Wisconsin is issuing a nationwide recall of Archer Farms Potato Salad with an expiration date of 10/04/2009.

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