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Alabama Obesity Task Force Targets Sugary Drinks

Updated: 10/27/2013 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama Obesity Task Force has launched a yearlong campaign to try to get people to make healthy choices when deciding what to drink.

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Taylor Farms Recalls Broccoli Salad, Slaw

Posted: 10/26/2013 - Taylor Farms is recalling broccoli salad and slaw sold across 25 eastern and southern states because they contain ingredients that may be contaminated with Listeria.

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Administration: Personal Info for Health Care Only

Posted: 10/26/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is stressing that information provided while signing up for coverage under the new health care law will not be used to enforce immigration law.

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Atlanta to Host Obesity Week Conference

Updated: 10/15/2013 - The Obesity Society is hosting the conference Nov. 11-16 and organizers say it's the largest event focused on obesity treatment and prevention in the world.

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Overdoses in Alabama Tripled Since 1999

Updated: 10/15/2013 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama public health officials say they're aware of statistics in a report saying Alabama's prescription drug overdose rate has nearly tripled since 1999 and they are working with other agencies to confront the problem.

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Breast Cancer Fact Sheet

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Most women who are 50 to 74 years old should have a mammogram screening every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, or think you may have a higher risk of breast cancer, ask your doctor when to have a screening mammogram.

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Excitement, Frustration over Obamacare in FL

Posted: 10/07/2013 - The federal website that offers a key provision of president Obama's health law launched this week with a sputter, a crash and a lot more web traffic than anyone expected.

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Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Procedures

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Screening mammogram are x-ray exams of the breasts that are used for women who have no breast symptoms. The goal of a screening mammogram is to find breast cancer when it’s too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Finding small breast cancers early (before they have grown and spread) with a screening mammogram greatly improves a woman’s chance for successful treatment.

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Women Facing a Breast Biopsy

Posted: 10/04/2013 - If you find changes or something unusual in one of your breasts, it’s important to see a doctor or nurse as soon as possible. But keep in mind that most breast changes are not cancer.

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More Crashes, Glitches in Healthcare Exchange Registration System

Updated: 10/03/2013 - Americans have six months in which to enroll in the online health insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- but it looks like a lot of people are wasting no time in doing so.

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Flu Shots Available

Updated: 10/02/2013 - The weather is cooling off and that means the flu is creeping into the Wiregrass.

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US News: Budget, Healthcare Battle Continues; Tropical Depression Forms in Central Atlantic

Posted: 09/29/2013 - White House: Obama will veto House shutdown bill... Hagel calls govt shutdown threat `shortsighted'... Report: NSA maps out a person's social connections... House OKs bill aimed at improving drug safety... Shots fired during robbery of San Fran TV newsman... NH driver without a license charged in deadly bike crash... Tropical depression forms over central Atlantic... US Virgin islands man sentenced in fatal parasailing accident... Idaho smokejumper killed in parachuting accident...

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Georgia Departments Collaborate to Increase Health

Updated: 10/15/2013 - The Georgia Departments of Public Health and Education will collaborate this fall for their "Power Up For 30" initiative, a voluntary program that encourages every elementary school in Georgia to include additional 30-minutes of physical activity each day.

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Joining the Health Journey at Flowers Hospital

Updated: 09/20/2013 - Flowers Hospital implemented a new electronic medication system to keep patients safe from medical errors. News 4's Rachel Yonkunas shows us their new equipment.

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SAMC Pink Party

Posted: 09/17/2013 - Join the Southeast Alabama Medical Center for its 2013 Pink Party. It's Tuesday, October 1st from 3- 7pm.

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Micro High Tech Thermometer

Updated: 09/16/2013 - Scientists at the University of Illinois have developed a high tech thermometer.

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