Holiday Travel Health

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Millions of Americans have booked flights for this holiday season and they won’t just be traveling with luggage.  Dr. Nicole Bruno of Island Coast Pediatrics discussed what you can do to reduce run-ins with germs during your travels.

Be Antibiotics Aware

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. But using antibiotics when you don’t need them, or not using them properly, can cause antibiotic resistance. Lee Health Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Stephanie Stovall explained when antibiotics are the correct choice for you and your […]

Veteran Mental Health

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Warriors often return from the battlefield with hidden wounds. Decades ago, there was a stigma against treating mental health issues, but now Americans are recognizing more needs to be done to help our veterans. Jessica Plazewski of Saluscare stopped by the WINK News studio to discuss how Southwest Florida is pushing […]

Community Counseling Center Open

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The new Community Counseling Center on Florida Gulf Coast University’s campus has finally opened its doors. The center is open to everyone, but also provides hands-on training for students. Dr. Alise Bartley stopped by the WINK News studio to tell us more about the new center.

Dealing with a cold

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Coughing, sneezing and sore throats are a part of many households these days as cold season kicks into high gear. According to the Centers for Disease Control, colds are a leading reason kids miss high school and adults miss work each year. Internal Medicine Dr. Lori Williams discussed what you can […]

The rise of road rage

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Aggressive driving is on the rise in America.  Experts say more than half of all drivers have experienced a surge of road rage and that can lead to serious injury and sometimes death. Florida Gulf Coast University’s Clinical Mental Health Program Director Dr. Abbe Finn discussed methods to help you stay […]

The HPV vaccine

FORT MYERS, Fla. – It could be required for children in New York State to get the human papillomavirus vaccine. New York State Senator, Brad Hoylman, proposed a mandatory bill that would make it a requirement for children to receive the HPV vaccine before attending public school or daycare. Dr. Nicole Bruno of Island Coast […]

Fighting the flu

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Flu season is picking up and local health professionals are already seeing the virus all over Southwest Florida. Lee Convenient Care Medical Director Dr. Karen Calkins discussed what you can do to fight the flu before you contract it.

Stop mindless snacking

FORT MYERS, Fla. – According to experts, we make more than 200 food-related decisions every day; most without even thinking about it. Things like boredom, convenience, or even lighting can cause us to overeat. Registered Dietitian Betsy Opyt discussed the dangerous habit of mindless eating.

Breast cancer prevention & treatment

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women worldwide and the second leading cause of cancer death. Thanks to continued efforts of breast cancer awareness and early detection, it is more treatable and manageable than ever. We sat down with Lee Health Oncologist Dr. Venkata Parsa to talk about breast […]