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Depression is more likely to affect teens engaging in casual lovemaking

Teens who have casual sex have a higher risk of depression, according to research that finds the same does not hold true for teens in a committed relationship. ...

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AHF blasts Gilead price hike on four key AIDS drugs

Advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) recently criticized Gilead Sciences and its CEO John Martin on the news that effective Jan. 1, 2013 the company raised the price of eight drugs, including four key AIDS medications, which Gilead hiked an average of 6 percent ...

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Broward County Health Department encourages the public to take precautions against flu ‘It’s not too late to get a flu shot’

Broward County Health Department encourages unvaccinated residents and visitors to get vaccinated against influenza (flu). ...

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The #1 threat to kids’ health

This pervasive threat to children’s health is tooth decay, and the numbers are rising—even though cavities are largely preventable ...

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Fighting the office flu epidemic

What has been called the worst flu season in a decade could cost companies billions of dollars in employee health care costs for hospitalizations and more outpatient visits. ...

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Obesity during pregnancy causes child to have low Vitamin D

A new study reports that women who are obese at the start of their pregnancy may give birth to babies with insufficient levels of Vitamin D. ...

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Spoiling your child can cause behavioral problems

Have you ever used the words “spoiled brat” to describe a kid? When someone uses those words to describe a child, it is usually used in a negative context to describe a behavior that is a direct reflection of a person being acclimated to getting whatever they want, when they want it ...

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Florida slashes estimated cost of Medicaid expansion to $3 billion

By Michael Peltier, Reuters     TALLAHASSEE, FL - In a dramatic about-face, Florida's health agency now says the cost to state taxpayers of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law would be barely more than a tenth of its original estimate. Governor Rick Scott, a Republican who had fought hard against the reform law known as Obamacare, had complained earlier last week that the ...

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Let’s talk about mental health…

Let’s talk about mental health… ...

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Birth and Death Certificates now available in North area of Broward County

Effective immediately, application for Birth and Death Certificates will be available at Broward County Health Department’s ...

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