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Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 07:49 AM PDT

Zika Won't Affect South Florida Tourism: Officials

Zika Won't Affect South Florida Tourism: Officials

The discovery of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in South Florida certainly isn't ideal for tourism, but local officials and business leaders are confident the long-term impact on the tourism industry will be...

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:19 AM PDT

Parasite Found in Arizona Swimming Pools

Parasite Found in Arizona Swimming Pools

More than 100 people in Maricopa County, Arizona, have become infected with a parasite officials believe was in at least 20 pools in the community, NBC News reported. Cryptosporidium, or “Crypto,” causes...

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 11:27 AM PDT

Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Skyrocket 636% in Philadelphia

Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Skyrocket 636% in Philadelphia

A disturbing 636 percent increase in overdoses from the medical-grade opioid fentanyl in Philadelphia has city health officials warning medical professionals and the public about the increased pervasiveness...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 08:43 PM PDT

5 Zika Cases From Active Transmission Area on Miami Beach

5 Zika Cases From Active Transmission Area on Miami Beach

Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed during a press conference Friday that five cases of Zika have been found on Miami Beach — three more than originally thought after an email obtained by NBC 6 from city...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 07:10 AM PDT

EpiPen's 400 Percent Price Hike Has Parents Scrambling

EpiPen's 400 Percent Price Hike Has Parents Scrambling

Doctors and patients say the pharmaceutical company Mylan has increased the prices for an EpiPen — the portable device that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — from around $100 in 2008 to...

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 09:42 PM PDT

4 New Non-Travel Zika Cases in Florida

4 New Non-Travel Zika Cases in Florida

The number of cases of Zika has risen in Miami-Dade County one day following a suspected case of non-travel related Zika in Palm Beach County. Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday four new locally transmitted...

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 08:20 AM PDT

Md. Hospital Clearing Out Neonatal ICU After Bacteria Found

Md. Hospital Clearing Out Neonatal ICU After Bacteria Found

Prince George's Hospital Center in Maryland is clearing babies from its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after three babies tested positive for a bacteria that can cause a potentially deadly infection. Two...

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 03:48 PM PDT

Houston-Area Infant Death Linked to Zika

Houston-Area Infant Death Linked to Zika

Texas health officials confirmed Tuesday that an infant who passed away shortly after birth in Harris County had microcephaly linked to the Zika virus. The mother was infected with Zika while traveling in Latin...

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 08:38 AM PDT

'Success Kid' Meme Helps Raise $100K for Dad's New Kidney

'Success Kid' Meme Helps Raise $100K for Dad's New Kidney

A photo of 9-year-old Sammy Griner may very well have saved his father's life. When Sammy was a baby, his mom snapped a photo of him looking adorably determined, spawning the wildly popular "Success Kid"

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 08:57 AM PDT

Zika Eradication Fight Making Gains in Miami: Officials

Zika Eradication Fight Making Gains in Miami: Officials

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and top officials with the Centers for Disease Control made a stop in South Florida Thursday to visit the epicenter of Miami-Dade's fight against the Zika virus, which they said is going...

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