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      Orlando, Florida -- At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Florida Attorney General, a U.S. district court has temporarily halted and frozen the assets of an Orlando-based operation that used pre-recorded telephone calls,...
      Ocala, Florida—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has lifted the mosquito-borne illness advisory that was established in July 2013. Officials say, even though the advisory has been lifted you should still take precautions when outdoors. Residence...
      Kailua, Hawaii -- On December 3, 2013, mother Ashley Boyle, took her three-year-old daughter, Finley Boyle, to Island Dentistry in Kailua, Hawaii for a dental visit. Dr. Lilly Geyer had previously insisted that her daughter needed four root canals. Prior to...
      Brevard County, Florida -- Health officials in Brevard county have confirmed several serious cases of H1N1 (Swine Flu) in the county. Health officials are urging residents to get a flu shot. A recent spike in cases has them concerned a...
      You see what appears to be your favorite brand name eye shadow, eye liner, or fragrance for sale at a flea market or on an unfamiliar website. You notice the price is lower than what you normally pay at...
      Kissimmee, Florida – The Florida Department of Health’s Orlando Unlicensed Activity (ULA) Unit announced today a joint investigation with the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI). The investigation led to the arrest of Ugarriza Fuentes for two counts of the...
      As of December 5, 2013, 175 people in the United States have been reported as having Measles. This year, Measles outbreaks have occurred in several states. One outbreak, in New York, is the largest outbreak in 15 years in the...
      Family health history connects people to their past and their future. Knowing one’s family health history is a key part of reducing future health risks. As Benjamin Franklin once said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of...
      According to an FDA release, Following the Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. (“Reser’s”) recall where select Reser’s products were recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Taylor Farms Tennessee, Inc. (“TFTN”) and Taylor Farms Maryland, Inc....
      Ocala, Florida -- Despite more than a dozen complaints from parents and employees, former Polliwog owner Michael Tarver was approved by the Board of Dentistry to have his Dentistry License reinstated. Complaints were made to the Ocala Police Department as...
        Ocala, Florida -- As if Ocala residents would not notice, Polliwog Dental has changed its name; Polliwog is now Churchill Dentistry. Michael Tarver is not the registered owner of Churchill Dentistry. A quick search of "Churchill Dentistry" reveals it is...
    Marion County -- On October 4, 2013 at 10:35 a.m., Ocala Post was notified about a Norovirus outbreak at East Marion Elementary. The virus outbreak nearly emptied the school, an estimated 300 children have been infected.     On October 3,2013, 115...
    What are the symptoms of breast cancer? When breast cancer starts out, it is too small to feel and does not cause signs and symptoms. As it grows, breast cancer can cause changes in how the breast looks or feels.         Symptoms...
      Gigante, Colombia — A man impressing a girlfriend with his penis is every guys secret goal, and a 66-year-old Colombian man tried to do just that. The 66-year-old former politician wanted to impress his new girlfriend so badly, he...
      The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) selected the health plans it will contract with for the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program. The Agency selected 10 general, non-specialty MMA plans via a competitive bidding process. In addition, the Agency...
      Recall Alert -- September 6, 2013 - McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. (“McNeil”) is voluntarily recalling at the retail level three lots, approximately 200,000 bottles, of Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz bottles...
    This in an update in regards to the tuberculosis outbreak in the Ocala-Marion County area. We reached out to the Department of Health (DOH) and we have received further information.     Mr. Ackerman, the Public Information Officer for the Department of...
    Ocala - Marion County - After a Marion High School Student tested positive for tuberculosis back in August, Marion County is now investigating 12 more cases. According to the Health Department, 12 more cases have been confirmed. The Marion County Health...
      Ocala, Florida -- Back in July, the pediatric dentistry known as Polliwog Dental, was "audited" by the DEA. The DEA inspected the Ocala office for three hours. The Owner, Michael Tarver, initially said agents were not at his place of...
    As the populations in Florida increases so does the threat of diseases, especially from mosquitoes. Mosquitoes in Florida carry four types of virus called arboviruses.         These viruses are; St. Louis encephalitis (SLE), Eastern equine encephalomyelitis(EEE), Western equine encephalitis , and West...