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Holistic doctor: GMO foods are weapons of mass destruction listen

02/17/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: GMO, food, Carlos Garcia, Health, cancer, holistic medicine

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Could genetically modified foods be causing cancer? Holistic Dr. Carlos Garcia thinks so. He’s so convinced GMOs can be deadly, he calls them a weapon of mass destruction. During a lecture at USF Tampa in January, he outlined the hazards and why they’re being ignored.

“The animals that were not fed or were fed non-genetically modified foods had a death rate of 20% female, 30% males before two years. They feed them the genetically modified foods – 70% of the female die, 75% of the males di...

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The Great Cholesterol Myth: Do certain fats actually help your heart health? listen

12/03/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: The Great Cholesterol Myth, Health, wmnf, Stephen T. Sinatra

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Today's Radioactivity program features a doctor who challenges the concept that high cholesterol causes heart disease.

Rob Lorei speaks with Stephen T. Sinatra, a board-certified cardiologist and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including The Great Cholesterol Myth (coauthored with Jonny Bowden), The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology, Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever, Revers...

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Manatee County celebrates World Breastfeeding Month at Bradenton Riverwalk on Wednesday listen

08/20/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Advocates of breastfeeding say it improves the health of infants and even educational outcomes later in childhood.

The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County is hosting a celebration of World Breastfeeding Month Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Bradenton Riverwalk. There will be breastfeeding counselors, education materials and nutrition educators.

WMNF spoke with Debora Castanon, breastfeeding coordinator for the Manatee County WIC and nutrition program.

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Manatee County votes Tuesday on sales tax referendum to fund indigent health care listen

06/17/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Residents in Manatee County will vote Tuesday whether to fund emergency health care for the poor with a half-penny sales tax hike. Mary Ruiz is the president and CEO of a non-profit mental health and addiction center that treats uninsured people. She’s worried that if voters reject the plan, some people will go without life-saving health services.

“What the half penny sales tax represents is a plan to continue crisis health services for people who are the working poor who don’t have...

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Hillsborough County Commission's Beckner declares annual men's health day in county listen

02/20/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A growing number of men in Hillsborough County lack health care. Wednesday Commissioner Kevin Beckner set March 9 as Men’s Health Forum Day in Hillsborough county during a commendation of Moffitt Cancer Center for hosting the annual men’s health screening event.

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Lorraine Langlois CEO of Metropolitan Wellness Centers Tampa Bay region

01/24/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Lorraine Langlois, the CEO of the Metro Wellness and Community Centers, talk about the programs that the agency offers for a comprehensive response to the needs of HIV-affected, GBLT and other at risk communities of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Hernando Counties.The agency serves nearly 3000 people at any one time and through substance abuse treatment and prevention, counseling, case management, a food pantry, prevention services, a thrift store and social and recreational programs assi...

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Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival promotes health issues listen

01/22/13 Lenka Davis
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last weekend marked the beginning of the 13th Annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival. It continued through Martin Luther King Day and until the upcoming weekend. On Saturday organizers in Tampa emphasized the importance of health in the African American community.

According to statistics from American Cancer society, African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic group in the US for most cancers. This reflects social and economic disparities ...

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Pinellas and Hillsborough beach goers warned about high bacteria counts

07/18/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Update Wednesday 25 July:

Hillsborough County has lifted its beach advisory for all five beaches.

Update Friday 20 July:

After re-sampling these five locations, the Pinellas County Health Department has lifted its saltwater beach advisory for

Honeymoon Island, Dunedin

Sand Key Park, Clearwater

Indian Rocks Beach (1700 Gulf Blvd.)

Madeira Beach, Archibald Park

Redington Shores near 182nd Ave. W.

They have "received lab results with moderate or good readings...

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World AIDS Day wellness fair Thursday in Pinellas County listen

11/30/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Thursday is the 23rd Annual World AIDS Day. The Pinellas County HIV/AIDS Prevention Partnership is holding a wellness fair.

Lisa Cohen, HIV/AIDS Program coordinator for the Pinellas County Health Department says the event will promote awareness by providing resources open to the public.

“This year we’re observing the 30th year since AIDS was first reported. We’re providing free health screenings, flu vaccines, HIV...

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Immigrant children may be less likely to get Florida KidCare under new rules listen

10/18/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A recent federal law is helping more undocumented immigrant children get access to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. When the CHIP Reauthorization Act renewed the program in 2009, 20 states did away with a rule that required immigrant children to wait 5 years after entering the US before they would be eligible for KidCare.

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