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Dr. Bruno talks facts about vaccines

Now that the COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed around the country, ensuring we know the facts about the vaccine is critical. To give us the up-to-date information is Dr. Nicole Bruno with Island Coast Pediatrics. WATCH the full interview above.

Mental health Monday: Changing the way counselors are trained

Florida Gulf Coast University launched a Community Counseling Center in January. The center offers affordable counseling while also providing critical training for students aspiring to be mental health counselors. Graduate student Kit Weber gives us a sense of how it is working for the students. Watch the full interview above. For more information on the […]

Dr. Bruno talks about coronavirus and what it is

Dr. Nicole Bruno with Island Coast Pediatrics breaks down what exactly the coronavirus is. Learn more about the virus, what the symptoms are, and what’s different between what’s happening in China vs the U.S. Watch the full interview above.

Million Mile Movement

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The holiday season is upon us and from cookies to eggnog, it seems like there are tasty temptations everywhere. However, a local challenge is offering you the support and motivation to make healthy choices and get into shape. Healthy Lee Project Manager Cheryl Schlichte stopped by the WINK News studio to […]

Mental Health Monday: Bringing back tradition

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Holidays can be stressful, but one way to get past all of that anxiety is by refocusing on the true purpose of the holiday. Dr. Alise Bartley with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Community Counseling Center stopped by the WINK News studio to explain.

Diabetes Care

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Right now, more than thirty million Americans are living with diabetes. Experts say the condition kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Lee Health Internal Medicine Advanced Provider Hannah Dowling stopped by the WINK News studio to discuss what you can do now to prevent getting diabetes […]

Manage Holiday Stress

FORT MYERS, Fla. – We call it the most wonderful time of the year, but the holidays bring out a lot more than just family and friends. Every year, many of us feel the weight of holiday stress. Dr. Abbe Finn with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Department of Counseling talked about how to survive the […]

The health benefits of being thankful

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and express gratitude, but it turns out giving thanks doesn’t just help you reflect. It also helps you move forward. Dr. Nicole Bruno of Island Coast Pediatrics discussed how being thankful is good for your health.

Thanksgiving feast health benefits

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but this year you don’t need to prepare your dinner with a side of guilt.  Registered Dietitian Betsy Opyt explained why the traditional feast can actually be good for you.

Shingles: Pain & Prevention

FORT MYERS, Fla. – According to the Centers for Disease Control, about one out of every three people in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime. If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you’re at risk. Family Medicine Physician Dr. Andre Nye discussed the viral infection and when you should consider getting vaccinated.