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Kirstie Alley received treatment for cancer in Florida before her death, family says


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:50:58 GMT

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"We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care," her children wrote in a statement.

Read more: Kirstie Alley received treatment for cancer in Florida before her death, family says


Louisiana 4-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis receives new lungs


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 01:05:20 GMT

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A 4-year-old who had cystic fibrosis was able to replace her lungs via surgery thanks to the donation of another family.

Read more: Louisiana 4-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis receives new lungs


Florida sees steep decline in childhood vaccinations; Duval County leading the way


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 23:34:58 GMT

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State report shows immunization rates among schoolkids dropping, with more parents than ever claiming religious and medical exemptions.

Read more: Florida sees steep decline in childhood vaccinations; Duval County leading the way


People with Down syndrome have higher chance of dementia. The Arc Jacksonville is hoping to help


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 20:54:42 GMT

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As people with Down syndrome live longer lives, a new diagnosis of dementia is becoming more prevalent creating new challenges for caregivers.

Read more: People with Down syndrome have higher chance of dementia. The Arc Jacksonville is hoping to help


Local doctors think JU medical school will be massive benefit to Jacksonville


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 03:44:34 GMT

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Jacksonville University expects to open its medical school in 2026.

Read more: Local doctors think JU medical school will be massive benefit to Jacksonville


US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 22:43:43 GMT

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Cases have plummeted in recent weeks, with just a handful of new infections reported every week in the month of November.

Read more: US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January


National 988 mental health hotline back up after outage


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:50:25 GMT

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The 988 hotline is a national helpline staffed with mental health counselors around the country that’s designed to be as easy to remember as the emergency line, 911.

Read more: National 988 mental health hotline back up after outage


Volunteer patient escorts needed at Jacksonville abortion clinic as demand increases


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:10:35 GMT

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Since Roe v Wade was overturned, the CEO and President says demand for access to women's healthcare has increased.

Read more: Volunteer patient escorts needed at Jacksonville abortion clinic as demand increases


Children's clothing sets recalled over high lead levels


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 05:11:40 GMT

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The clothing sets were sold at TJ Maxx, Ross, Burlington, Amazon and other stores from November 2021 through August 2022.

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First in Florida: Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside enrolling for new AFib trial


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:54:20 GMT

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If you have AFib, you are 5 times more likely to have a stroke. A new device in the medical trial phase is trying to lower your risks.

Read more: First in Florida: Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside enrolling for new AFib trial


Al Roker misses first Thanksgiving Day parade in 27 years


Created: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 16:56:22 GMT

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Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer is filling in for him while Roker recovers from blood clots discovered earlier this month.

Read more: Al Roker misses first Thanksgiving Day parade in 27 years


Hundreds of patients injured by an orthopedic surgeon from Jacksonville could receive punitive damages


Created: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:26:21 GMT

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A judge finding there is enough evidence for a jury to conclude that Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside hospital executives failed to stop Dr. David Heekin.

Read more: Hundreds of patients injured by an orthopedic surgeon from Jacksonville could receive punitive damages


Holiday crowds & health concerns: Jax doctors see flu, RSV rise ahead of Thanksgiving


Created: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:57:28 GMT

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As travel ramps up to 2019-sized crowds, we are talking to doctors about how to prevent illness during the holiday.

Read more: Holiday crowds & health concerns: Jax doctors see flu, RSV rise ahead of Thanksgiving


No more mad cow worries, banned blood donors can give again


Created: Sun, 20 Nov 2022 13:37:45 GMT

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Thousands of Americans who lived or traveled in Europe between 1980 and 2001 are rolling up their sleeves once more.

Read more: No more mad cow worries, banned blood donors can give again


Chris Hemsworth talks life changes after discovering Alzheimer's predisposition


Created: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 23:26:57 GMT

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The 'Thor' actor says he isn't retiring, but wants to spend more time with his family and take preventative steps.

Read more: Chris Hemsworth talks life changes after discovering Alzheimer's predisposition


Jacksonville cancer doctor works to diversify clinical trials after losing daughter


Created: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:23:53 GMT

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Dr. Roxana Dronca is now part of an award program to save other people by looking at health disparities. She does it in her daughter's memory.

Read more: Jacksonville cancer doctor works to diversify clinical trials after losing daughter


Child mental health statistics are not looking good - This dog plays Uno to help


Created: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 12:41:07 GMT

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Therapists are using therapy dogs and games as tools to try to change the statistics in children's mental health.

Read more: Child mental health statistics are not looking good - This dog plays Uno to help


RSV cases continue to rise into the holidays


Created: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 22:57:04 GMT

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Hospitals have already been seeing an above average number of cases for this time of year.

Read more: RSV cases continue to rise into the holidays


DEA warns these emojis can be used to advertise drugs on social media


Created: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 04:46:32 GMT

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The DEA says drug dealers are using social media to advertise fake pills and drugs. Officials say they are often laced with a potentially deadly dose of fentanyl.

Read more: DEA warns these emojis can be used to advertise drugs on social media


1 dead, over a dozen sick from listeria outbreak tied to deli meat


Created: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 00:48:05 GMT

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Those sickened were from New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey and California. The death was reported in Maryland, the CDC said.

Read more: 1 dead, over a dozen sick from listeria outbreak tied to deli meat


Jacksonville sleep doctor says melatonin doesn't do what you think it does


Created: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 13:15:03 GMT

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Millions of Americans are taking melatonin to fall asleep. Let's verify if it works and how.

Read more: Jacksonville sleep doctor says melatonin doesn't do what you think it does


Jacksonville man charged in fentanyl-related death of young mother


Created: Sat, 05 Nov 2022 22:54:05 GMT

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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has charged Mohamed Benjamen Sangare Jr., 21, with manslaughter

Read more: Jacksonville man charged in fentanyl-related death of young mother


Medicare enrollees warned about deceptive marketing schemes


Created: Sat, 05 Nov 2022 13:04:36 GMT

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Misleading ads could convince people to sign up for Medicare Advantage plans that do not cover their regular doctors or prescriptions.

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Verify: Yes, there is such a thing as a perfect nap


Created: Sat, 05 Nov 2022 00:55:09 GMT

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If you are waking up from your naps tired and groggy, experts say you're doing it wrong.

Read more: Verify: Yes, there is such a thing as a perfect nap


Florida medical board votes to prohibit transgender care for minors


Created: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 23:08:25 GMT

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Sex reassignment surgeries and puberty-blocking hormones and therapies for those under 18 will be prohibited under the rule.

Read more: Florida medical board votes to prohibit transgender care for minors


Blessings from tragedy: Florida mother donates son's organs following devastating car crash


Created: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 19:59:22 GMT

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Michael Hoerig was the epitome of health. A 20-year-old bodybuilder. His life and dozens of others changed following a car crash.

Read more: Blessings from tragedy: Florida mother donates son's organs following devastating car crash


She took one pill, and it killed her. She didn't know it was laced with fentanyl


Created: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 19:42:35 GMT

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Drug overdoses killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. in 2021. Synthetic opioids, primarily fentanyl, were involved in the majority of those deaths.

Read more: She took one pill, and it killed her. She didn't know it was laced with fentanyl


Jay Fund volunteer needs your help!


Created: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 13:18:18 GMT

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Tracy Williams needs your vote for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian award for a chance to win $100,000 for the Jay Fund.

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Florida woman who has overdosed 8 times says new program saved her life


Created: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 23:35:37 GMT

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The program is called The Coordinated Opioid Recovery Network, also known as CORE.

Read more: Florida woman who has overdosed 8 times says new program saved her life


Strong RSV vaccine data lifts hopes after years of futility


Created: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 15:32:36 GMT

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The new findings raise the prospect that one or more vaccines might become available before next fall’s RSV season.

Read more: Strong RSV vaccine data lifts hopes after years of futility


IN PICTURES: Babies show off their Halloween costumes


Created: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 21:28:06 GMT

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With "Spooky Season" in full force, these babies are showing they aren't scared of anything.

Read more: IN PICTURES: Babies show off their Halloween costumes


Halloween is the worst night for allergic reactions


Created: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 17:07:39 GMT

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About 85% of allergic reactions happen on Halloween. ABC10's health expert explains how parents and households can protect trick-or-treaters this year.

Read more: Halloween is the worst night for allergic reactions


Help for first responders: New peer support system launches in Florida


Created: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:20:17 GMT

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Law enforcement officers and firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty, reports the CDC.

Read more: Help for first responders: New peer support system launches in Florida


Parents shouldn't be concerned about reported shortage of amoxicillin, expert says


Created: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 23:18:39 GMT

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Despite reports of a shortage of Amoxicillin in the United States, health care providers around Jacksonville do not have a shortage of the common antibiotic.

Read more: Parents shouldn't be concerned about reported shortage of amoxicillin, expert says


Change Makers: Dr. Johnnetta Cole and Dr. Nathaniel Glover


Created: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 15:18:40 GMT

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He grew up in Jacksonville's New Town area. She belonged to the African-American upper class. They would both go on to become history makers and icons.

Read more: Change Makers: Dr. Johnnetta Cole and Dr. Nathaniel Glover


Jacksonville native in Guatemala needs help getting her husband cancer treatment


Created: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 04:30:09 GMT

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The young couple married in 2020 and now call Guatemala City home.

Read more: Jacksonville native in Guatemala needs help getting her husband cancer treatment


Live, Learn, Love: Keeping hope alive in the fight to end breast cancer


Created: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 21:49:49 GMT

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In 2022, it's estimated more than 300,00 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Read more: Live, Learn, Love: Keeping hope alive in the fight to end breast cancer


China launches a COVID-19 vaccine inhaled through the mouth


Created: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 09:46:29 GMT

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About a dozen nasal vaccines are being tested worldwide, but this appears to be the first oral vaccine for COVID in the world.

Read more: China launches a COVID-19 vaccine inhaled through the mouth


President Biden receives updated COVID-19 booster shot, promotes vaccine


Created: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 20:11:48 GMT

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Biden used Tuesday's White House occasion to urge everyone to get boosted to ensure they stay healthy over the holidays.

Read more: President Biden receives updated COVID-19 booster shot, promotes vaccine


'Lo califico como una emergencia': Doctores muestran preocupación sobre el aumento de VRS


Created: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 01:46:41 GMT

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Cualquiera puede infectarse de VRS. Pero la mayor amenaza es entre infantes, adultos mayores y otras personas vulnerables.

Read more: 'Lo califico como una emergencia': Doctores muestran preocupación sobre el aumento de VRS

 
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