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South Florida family raises awareness about rare genetic...

Smith Magenis Syndrome is a genetic disorder that leads to developmental delays, learning disabilities, significant sleep disorder, behavioral problems, as well as physical changes.



Lung cancer battle: Time for action

For the 108,000 women who are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, Lung Cancer Awareness Month can be a lonely time of year.


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Bird flu worries spread in Europe

Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities said.

The virus was first discovered earlier this month in domesticated birds at a turkey…



A bad marriage might literally break a heart

If you are in an unhappy marriage, you may want to check in with a cardiologist.

A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those…


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Women's desire for sex is complicated

What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men.

Instead, women need a lot more to be turned on, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

"Women's interest in sex is…


From Doctors Without Borders

Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

Ebola has officially been eradicated from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization declared Friday, even amid fresh concerns about the deadly virus in places like Sierra Leone and Mali.

The United Nations health agency cleared…


How much bacteria is getting into your Thanksgiving dinner?

Local 10's health specialist cooks up a special turkey to show viewers how easy it is to serve up bacteria along with your stuffing and cranberry sauce.


Voice disorders often warning sign of more serious illness

Those with persistent hoarseness, difficulty swallowing or unexplained weight loss are urged to call their physician.



Baptist Hospital named first comprehensive stroke center...

Neurosurgeon Sergio Gonzalez-Arias said the hospital staff is prepared to deal with "challenging types of strokes and cerebrovascular disease." The staff includes neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists


Obesity costs global economy $2 trillion

The obesity epidemic has grown too big to ignore.


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