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New hearing test to be available over the counter

Approximately 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss , with less than 20 percent of them actually getting the help they need....

Hyperbaric therapy helps children who nearly drowned, mothers say

Florida leads the nation in the number of drowning deaths among preschoolers, and those who survive are often left with long-term disabilities caused by severe brain damage."It happened so quick. We didn't even realize it," Tanya Woodford told...

PTSD therapists making history to understand plight of first responders

Forty-five local clinicians attended the first search and rescue training session in Central Florida to give therapists a better understanding of the perils first responders diagnosed with PTSD face in the field. The program, sponsored by Orange County Fire...

Cancer cluster scare prompts Satellite Beach to test groundwater

Reacting to fears of a possible cancer cluster near Patrick Air Force Base, the city of Satellite Beach is testing groundwater. One week after Brevard Public Schools sampled drinking water from 13 beachside schools, workers will also sample...

Too much of a good thing? Water overdose is real, and it's scary

While most of us need to be reminded to drink more water, there is always an exception to the rule.Ever heard of hyponatremia? It's a fancy word for water intoxication, and it happens when you drink too much...

Summer program teaches children babysitting skills

Parents have a new option for teaching their children skills to care for themselves and younger siblings.The Safe Sitter summer program at Florida Hospital Waterman began as a way to teach 11- to 14-year-olds better babysitting practices."We teach...

This new toothpaste can treat allergy symptoms

Millions of us suffer from allergies, but there's a new way to treat them without shots. Instead, you can use a special toothpaste.Ann Wallace has been suffering from allergies for 15 years."Living with allergies is very painful and...

7 mistakes rookie DIY decorators make

The minute my daughter got the keys to her new house in Texas, she began asking how soon I could fly out to help her decorate. “I’ll get there,” I assured. “I can’t just drop everything.” A long...

These programs offer financial help to families whose kids need swim lessons

Living in Florida, where pools and lake are popular, Sadie's father wasn't going to take any chances."We have a little pool so they can swim there ... and around pools quite often, especially living in Florida, so we...

Non-invasive depression treatment saves Florida mom's life

Major depression is one of the most common medical disorders in the United States. Unfortunately, many people go untreated or have trouble finding medications that work. But there's a newer treatment that's literally tapping into a patient's brain...

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Throwback Fails: Carriage Carnage (April 2018) | FailArmy

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