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9 Manatee businesses jump on health, wellness bandwagon

Manatee County Government and State College of Florida are among nine organizations who have become certified as “healthy businesses” through Health Links Florida, a partnership launched last February with Blake Medical Center, the Florida Department of Health in Manatee and Manatee County Chamber of Commerce to improve the health and well being of Manatee County’s workforce.

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Vaping and peer pressure

Q: I found a vaping pen hidden in my 13-year-old son’s room and am at a loss as to how to deal with it. He is very susceptible to peer pressure and wants very badly to fit in with the “cool” kids. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Health calendar: Jan. 24

Send information about free or low-cost health-related events open to the public 10 days ahead of publication. Information can be emailed to calendar@bradenton.com.

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Donations to Pittsburgh milk bank help babies in need

Denise O'Connor opens the lid on a giant freezer, packed to the top with 5,000 ounces of frozen breast milk in small plastic bags. In an adjoining room, three milk bank employees decked in lab coats, plastic face guards and blue hair nets pour pasteurized defrosted milk into glass vials to be combined into small bottles to be distributed.

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Death of pregnant Texas doctor draws scrutiny to heart issue

Alexander Hicks sprang from the couch and sprinted up the stairs as soon as he heard the thump. It sounded like a stack of heavy books falling off a shelf. Maybe Alyssa, their 5-year-old, had jumped out of bed? She'd been cuddled up in the master bed with her baby sister and his wife, who was nine months pregnant.

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Here's why those potato chips are so hard to resist late at night

Lisa Herzig, Fresno State associate professor and director of the Dietetics and Food Administration Program, explains why it's tough to resist unhealthy snacks late at night.
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Here's why those potato chips are so hard to resist late at night 1:56

Here's why those potato chips are so hard to resist late at night

Local businesses are now thinking a lot about employee wellness 2:32

Local businesses are now thinking a lot about employee wellness

Manatee-Sarasota medicial community pushes for more adolescents to get vaccinated against HPV 1:32

Manatee-Sarasota medicial community pushes for more adolescents to get vaccinated against HPV

What is bacterial meningitis? 1:45

What is bacterial meningitis?