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  • Friday Morning Reads: Prescription drugs, health care enrollment and Rick Scott

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Friday.   Here's what we're reading this morning.     * CVS is cracking down on doctors showing patterns of prescribing high dosage prescription painkillers on a regular basis, the Orlando Sentinel reports....
  • Insurers under fire as Obamacare kicks in

    Insurers under fire as Obamacare kicks in
    Obamacare's biggest problem isn't the troubled HealthCare.gov website anymore. Consumers are easing up on criticism of government exchanges and turning their frustration and fury toward some of the nation's biggest health insurers. All too often, new...
  • Monday Morning Reads: Prisons, health care and property insurance

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Wednesday. Here's what we're reading this morning.   * The Sun Sentinel reports that Broward County is defying the governor and letting navigators help sign people up for health care.  The Sun Sentinel also...
  • Human Growth Hormone: What it is, what it does

    WHAT IT IS: Human growth hormone, or HGH, is a protein produced by the pituitary gland. WHAT IT DOES: It stimulates overall growth. WHAT THE HEALTH RISKS ARE: Over-production of human growth hormone, or overuse by healthy individuals, has been...
  • Steroids: What they are, what they do

      WHAT THEY ARE: Also known as anabolic-androgenic steroids, they are drugs that mimic the effects of the body's naturally produced testosterone. WHAT THEY DO: They build muscle (anabolic effects) and cause the development of masculine characteristics...
  • Pet shots: They're doggone costly

    Buster, our One-Eyed Jack Russell terrier, does a pretty good Elvis impression when we walk into the vet's office. I'm all shook up when I get the bill. Buster, who lost an eye last year to glaucoma (he's fine), will soon get the shivers because it'...
  • Obamacare backers not relying on White House to meet law's challenges

    WASHINGTON — As supporters of the Affordable Care Act brace for new headaches next year, many have concluded they cannot count on the Obama administration, whose efforts to explain and promote the law are increasingly viewed as poorly planned,...
  • Viagra for women? Blue pills may help alleviate menstrual cramps

    Viagra for women? Blue pills may help alleviate menstrual cramps
    Viagra may no longer be just for the gentlemen. A new study suggests that those little blue pills may also help women, though not in the way you might think. Researchers have found that sildenafil citrate, the main ingredient in Viagra, Revatio and...
  • FDA unveils plan to rein in antibiotics on the farm

    In a move to address growing concerns about human resistance to antibiotics, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it plans to phase out the non-medical use of antibiotics on food animals. The plan would rein in what’s believed to be...
  • FDA to phase out non-medical antibiotic use by farms

     FDA to phase out non-medical antibiotic use by farms
    In a major shift of national food policy, the Food and Drug Administration is phasing out the non-medical use of antibiotics on farm animals in an effort to combat growing human resistance to the crucial drugs. The plan, announced Wednesday, would...
  • Antibiotic abuse on the farm [Editorial]

    Antibiotic abuse on the farm  [Editorial]
    The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the more alarming health threats of the past several decades. Some of the nation's top hospitals, including one operated by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, have experienced deadly outbreaks....