Health

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Demodex is the name of a microscopic mite that lives in peoples’ eyelashes, and while people often live with them without any symptoms, an infestation can cause problems. On today’s show, we talk with a local optometrist, Dr. Kelly Anderson, and certified Ophthalmic Assistant Micah Handschmann of Anderson Eye Care in Naples about Demodex, the problems they can cause, and ways to treat not only symptoms like dry eye and blepharitis, but also the mites at the root of the issue.

While South Florida continues to have the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses in the country, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Latino men have the highest rates of HIV infection among different demographic groups. 

A Florida woman who was helping a friend into a car at a large retirement community felt something hit her arm but thought nothing of it until she went home and found a bat clinging to her arm.

Mayaro Virus: Florida’s Next Mosquito-Borne Illness?

Jul 20, 2018

There have been no cases of Mayaro virus in Florida yet, but University of Florida’s Barry Alto there could be if it continues to spread from South America.

In a new study from the University of Florida, Florida Hospital and the Obesity Action Coalition, researchers looked at the health data of 9 million Floridians and found that 37 percent of Floridians are considered obese. That is 10 percent higher than the national average, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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