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Supreme Court OKs Medical Marijuana for Ballot

Posted: 01/27/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida measure that would allow the use of medical marijuana has cleared its final hurdle and will be on the November ballot.

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World News: Another Cruise Ship Illness Breakout; Cuba vs Terrorists?; World Unrest Updates

Updated: 01/26/2014 - 281 passengers ill aboard Royal Caribbean ship... Cuba bank law targets terror, money laundering... 8 confirmed dead in Quebec fire, 24 missing... Afghan, Pakistan Bombings... China Ethnic Violence... Syria antagonists `haven't achieved much' in talks... Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon Unrest... Ukraine Political Divisions Continue... Philippines, Muslim Rebels Ending Violence?... New Dolphin in Brazil...

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Organizations Support Families That Deal With Cancer

Updated: 01/20/2014 - Leukemia is the leading cause of cancer deaths for children and young adults under the age of 20. But there is hope and support from groups that assist Wiregrass families.

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Buddy Check 4- National Cervical Cancer Screening Month

Posted: 01/10/2014 - Buddy Check 4 is a free cancer awareness program designed to bring you important health information to help you feel your best. January is National Cervical Cancer Screening Month and Dr. Jonathan Scott with Women's Medical Center tells you how to stay up to date on your annual visits to the OBGYN.

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Frigid Winter Has Returned for Much of Central, East & Southern US

Updated: 01/05/2014 - Historic freeze could break Midwest temp records... It hasn't been this cold for decades... One meteorologist says, "If you're under 40 (years old), you've not seen this stuff before."...state recap through Saturday.. (See the WTVY-TV Weather Web Section for more information...)

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Lung Cancer Scans Urged for Some Smokers

Posted: 12/30/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government advisers say some current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer, to cut their risk of death from the nation's top cancer killer.

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US News: Capitol Dome Needs Repairs; 4000 in Maine still wihout Power; Extended Job Benefits End

Posted: 12/29/2013 - Capitol Dome Renovations... A week after ice storm hits Maine, more than 4,000 still without power... Federal government ends extended jobless benefits... Health law to put calorie info on vending machines... Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1... Despite files, Conn. school shooter remains enigma... Kerry to return next week to Middle East... Police: New Mexico mom admits to kicking child... Pregnant nurse fired in Pa. over flu shot... Pa. man admits beating `Amish Mafia' star... Death of man in Border Patrol custody investigated... Separate avalanches in Wyoming kill 2 within hours... Times Square preps for New Year's Eve bash...

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Regional News: Midland City, Auburn, Plane in Fla Bay, Ga Robbery Linked to Tupelo Shootings; Fireworks

Posted: 12/29/2013 - Midland City hostage / bunker standoff named Ala's biggest 2013 news story... Auburn's football turnaround named Ala's biggest 2013 sports story... Pilot ditches plane in Fla bay - swims to safety... Atlanta robbery linked to Tupelo officer shooting... Arrest made in Ga bike path shooting... warning about fireworks' dangers...

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Choosing a Health Care Plan

Updated: 12/11/2013 - It's a season many people dread. It can be time confusing and time consuming. We're not talking about the holiday season, we're talking about open enrollment. For many, open enrollment season is in full swing and the information overload can be overwhelming.

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Tech Teams Still Trouble-Shooting Healthcare.gov

Updated: 12/02/2013 - The Obama Administration is reporting a dramatic improvement in the performance of its health care website. White House technology team leaders say they've fixed more than 400 bugs in the system, but they admit there are still lots of challenges ahead.

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Doga - Doggie Yoga - Catching On

Updated: 11/22/2013 - There's new meaning to the term "downward dog." More and more yoga lovers are sharing their mats with their pooch.

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Smoke Free Campuses at SAMC

Posted: 11/21/2013 - Beginning January 1, 2014, the Southeast Alabama Medical Center will be a smoke free campus.

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624 Alabamians Pick Plans in Insurance Marketplace

Posted: 11/14/2013 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 624 Alabamians selected health insurance plans in the first month that Alabama's federally run health insurance marketplace was available.

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Free Medical & Dental Clinic for Veterans

Updated: 11/12/2013 - All area veterans are invited to free medical and dental care at PanCare of Florida's Community Health Center in Freeport on Thursday, November 14, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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