Georgia Vietnam Vet faces new battle: Prostate cancer linked to Agent Orange

James Bamberg served in Vietnam 48 years ago. Today, the East Point, Georgia veteran is facing a new battle. He's been diagnosed with prostate cancer and type 1 diabetes, two conditions the Veterans Administration has linked to the Agent Orange, an herbicide mixture widely used during the Vietnam War.

Cause of vaping illness possibly discovered, says CDC

A breakthrough in the mysterious epidemic of vaping-related illnesses and deaths in the United States could also be a big win for the vaping industry -- an industry some say has been badly damaged by the situation.

Child in need of bone marrow transplant finds donor

A 4-year-old girl in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant has found a donor. Chloe Bella Carvalho’s parents Jairo and Nayara learned their young daughter has leukemia. The young girl has been in Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children receiving chemotherapy.

Florida vaping illnesses climb to 87

Florida had received reports of 87 vaping-related illnesses as of Saturday, an increase of nine cases during the prior week, according to numbers posted by the Florida Department of Health and a News Service of Florida analysis of the data.

Free health clinic opens in Seminole County.

A free health clinic has opened up in Seminole County. United Medical and Social Services is now servicing customers in Sanford. Not only are all the visits and medical treatments free, but the clinic also finds free or low-cost medications for uninsured patients. Probably the most astounding aspect of this clinic is the medical staff are all volunteers from private practices and area hospitals.

Restaurant industry on alert amid Hepatitis A outbreak

Cases of Hepatitis A skyrocketed in Florida in 2019. According to the State Department of Health, nearly 3000 cases have been reported this year compared to only 548 in 2018 and 276 in 2017. In August, the State Surgeon General issued a Public Health Emergency due to the high case count.

HR pro shares tips for picking the right health plan for 2020

Open Enrollment has begun. Over the next month, millions of Americans will choose their health insurance coverage for 2020. A human resources consultant says it's important to get started, compare your options, and pick the right plan for you.