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Health & Fitness

Know the signs of child abuse — and report immediately to state hotline

It’s hard to imagine any adult intentionally hurting a child. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly 700,000 children are reported to be abused every year in the United States. And many more cases go unreported and undetected. Any intentional physical or emotional harm or maltreatment to a child under 18 years of age is considered child abuse.

Business

Target recalls 560,000 Easter toys

Target recalled 560,000 of its Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Dino water-absorbent toys on Thursday, three days before Easter. If swallowed, the toys can expand inside a child’s body, causing barfing and possible life-threatening problems as well as surgical removal.

Miami-Dade County

Massage therapist accused of sexual battery on a female client

The Florida Department of Health disciplined four South Florida licensed professionals — a licensed practical nurse, an advanced registered nurse practitioner and two massage therapists, one of whom the department accused of raping his client. Massage therapist Ernesto L. Rodriguez was accused of sexual battery on a client while at Hallandale’s Om’echaye Wellness & Fitness Center; Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Ann Davis Palazzo was suspended for her part in Medicare fraud; massage therapist Edgar Fajardo was suspended for a felony false imprisonment guilty plea; and Kendall practical nurse Jeremy Barber withdrew from practice.

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Why it's so hard to break an opioid addiction

More than half million people have died between 2000 and 2015 from opioids. Today, opioid deaths are considered an epidemic. To understand the struggle individuals undergo once addicted to these drugs, we take a closer look at what happens to your body on opioids.
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Why it's so hard to break an opioid addiction 2:44

Why it's so hard to break an opioid addiction

Kendall Baptist Hospital hosts a community session on the Zika virus 1:09

Kendall Baptist Hospital hosts a community session on the Zika virus

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Pregnant woman recovers from brain surgery at UHealth

Mount Sinai celebrates lives of former preemies at 'Out of the world' party 1:01

Mount Sinai celebrates lives of former preemies at 'Out of the world' party