Health & Fitness

Officials: Vaccination Efforts Slow Spread Of Hepatitis A In Florida

CBS Miami (Health) 12/12 6:19A Health – CBS Miami
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) Florida’s surgeon general is cautiously optimistic that education and vaccination efforts during the past few months are working to contain the spread of hepatitis A, which caused the declaration of a public-health...

Foods May Soon Come With Activity Labels In New Push To Cut Down On Obesity

CBS Miami (Health) 12/11 8:44A Health – CBS Miami
LONDON (CBSMiami) – Your favorite foods may soon come with activity labels in a new push to cut down on obesity. We ve all been there, staring at the food aisle trying to decide what to buy. Now, the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK hopes...

Early And Unusual Start To Flu Season Across U.S. And Florida

CBS Miami (Health) 12/6 9:40A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) Flu season is now underway for most of the United States including Florida. It s the earliest start in more than 15 years. Federal health officials have released their first case estimates. The southern states are the hardest hit...

Florida Panel Eyes Medical Marijuana Approvals By Doctors

CBS Miami (Health) 12/6 7:45A Health – CBS Miami
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS (CBSMiami/NSF) Florida medical board members, confronted with a new state report that details how a relatively small number of doctors have approved patients to use medical marijuana, are taking a pass on whether they need to...

Smart Phone App Helps Lung Transplant Patients Check In From Home

CBS Miami (Health) 12/2 8:04A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) A new, innovative program is helping lung transplant patients do most of their monitoring after surgery from the comfort of their home right from their smart phones. Doctors say the program has big benefits. About 45 patients are...

World AIDS Day: Miami Leads Nation In New HIV And AIDS Cases

CBS Miami (Health) 12/2 2:07A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) An alarming statistic about Miami on World AIDS Day. “We are number one in the nation for new HIV and AIDs cases,” Mayor Francis Suarez. Suarez made the announcement Sunday night during a ceremony. “It’s a day where we can change...

Americans Weigh More This Decade, But Fewer Adults Want To Lose Weight

CBS Miami (Health) 11/28 11:55A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CNN) – Americans weigh more this decade than they did last decade, but fewer adults say they want to lose weight. Twenty-eight percent of Americans said they weighed 200 pounds or more between 2010 and 2019 a four-point jump from a 2001 to...

Health Alert: Florida Hepatitis A Cases Top 3,100

CBS Miami (Health) 11/27 5:08A Health – CBS Miami
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) Florida had 47 newly reported hepatitis A cases last week, bringing the total this year to 3,125. Volusia County led the state in newly reported cases last week with five, followed by Polk County with four. Pasco and...

Doctors Warn Against At-Home Botox Injections

CBS Miami (Health) 11/26 4:41P Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) As people continue to search for the Fountain of Youth, medical procedures designed to refresh and rejuvenate your face are gaining even more popularity. In 2018, more than 7.44 million Botox procedures were performed. That was up...

Road Trip Germs And How To Avoid The Grossness During Your Holiday Travels

CBS Miami (Health) 11/22 4:36A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CNN) It s the time of year to pile the family into the car and make the trek to grandma s house. No doubt you ve got the packing down pat, as well as the best ways to entertain the kids as you travel. You ve probably stashed some hand...

Salad Product Recall Over E. coli Bacteria Impacts Florida, 21 Other States

CBS Miami (Health) 11/21 10:49A Health – CBS Miami
SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled in Florida and 21 other states due to a possible E. coli contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is...
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