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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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Black arthritis patients get less powerful drugs

Blacks with rheumatoid arthritis are only half as likely to be prescribed more effective drugs that may prevent further joint damage and disability, according to a new study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research ...

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Four foods for better focus

Discover these four things you can eat for better concentration. ...

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FAMU Professor receives patent for highly effective Anti-HIV compounds

Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Interim Vice President of Research, Kinfe Ken Redda, has reached a milestone in his research by receiving a patent for the development of therapeutic agents in the treatment of HIV infection. ...

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Grapes & wine: Good medicine

Recently, the discovery of high volume anti-oxidant compounds in berries, juices and wines has brought more attention to muscadine grapes, not only as an important alternative cash value crop for the southeastern United States, but also as a new healthy food ...

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HIV in correctional settings

Compared with those who have not been incarcerated, incarcerated populations have more risk factors that are associated with acquiring and transmitting HIV, including injection drug and other drug use, commercial sex work, untreated mental illness, and lower socioeconomic status. ...

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