Health & Fitness

More Than 1,300 Hospitalized In Florida For COVID-19

CBS Miami (Health) 12/3 2:12A Health – CBS Miami
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) Florida hospitals had 1,319 patients with COVID-19, including 239 in intensive-care units, according to data posted Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The 1,319 inpatients were up from a total...

South Florida Health Officials Prepare For Coronavirus Omicron Variant

CBS Miami (Health) 12/1 11:00A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) Health Officials in South Florida are searching for the Omicron Variant right at home. While it has yet to be detected, experts say it s only a matter of time. That s why health officials are taking a proactive approach,...

Celebrating Progress In The Battle Against HIV/AIDS

CBS Miami (Health) 12/1 10:23A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) On World AIDS Day, there is encouraging news for people living with HIV. “I’ve been an HIV survivor for the past 27 years,” Anthony Johnson tells CBS4 News, he learned he was HIV positive in 1995. “It was really a devastating...

FDA Advisers Endorse Merck’s COVID Antiviral Drug In Narrow Vote

CBS Miami (Health) 11/30 10:23A Health – CBS Miami
A panel of the Food and Drug Administration's outside drug advisers voted narrowly Tuesday to back allowing Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and Merck's antiviral pills to be prescribed for COVID-19, following an hours-long meeting mulling the benefits...

COVID Omicron Variant: US Imposes Travel Ban From Eight African Countries

CBS Miami (Health) 11/29 4:33A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed in at least 14 countries prompting new fears of another COVID wave as President Joe Biden s ban on travel from South Africa and seven other southern African...

Researchers May Have Cracked The Code For The Best Kind Of Cuddle

CBS Miami (Health) 11/26 3:26A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) Experts have touted the health benefits of hugging for years, saying hugs can lower stress levels and boost self-confidence. Now, researchers in London have studied the science behind the most satisfying squeeze. To better reveal...

Data Finds Drug Overdoses Up 28.5% From A Year Before

CBS Miami (Health) 11/18 9:39A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New research shows America’s opioid epidemic has reached unprecedented levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from...

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Sees Spike In Child Mental Health Emergencies

CBS Miami (Health) 11/17 4:46P Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMIAMI) – The pandemic has not only affected physical health, but also mental well-being, and children are not immune. It brought plenty of changes from jobs, to schooling, to day-to-day life. As children learn to cope with it all, for...
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