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Oct 1710, 2019

Suicide Awareness

By |October 17th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health, Public Health|Comments Off on Suicide Awareness

Did you know that every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide? In the United States alone, approximately 123 people die every day by suicide. In 2017, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over [...]

Jul 207, 2019

UV Safety

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|Comments Off on UV Safety

Summer has arrived and is in full force with beautiful days of sunshine and warmth. There are great benefits of sunlight, including the increase of the mood boosting hormone serotonin, and it can help our skin create vitamin D which plays a big role in our [...]

May 3005, 2019

What to Expect in a Tobacco Quit Group

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|Comments Off on What to Expect in a Tobacco Quit Group

You're a tobacco user but you're ready to quit. You do well for a couple of days, but then the cravings come, and stress lowers your strength to say no. You’ve been here before. You really want to quit but you just don’t know what to [...]

Apr 2304, 2019

STD Awareness

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|Comments Off on STD Awareness

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are a topic no one wants to talk about. Not with a doctor, a partner, or even a friend. However, the stigma surrounding STDs is only adding to the problem. In 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released data showing 2.3 [...]

Apr 1504, 2019

Child Abuse Prevention Month

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|Comments Off on Child Abuse Prevention Month

As we recognize April as “Child Abuse Prevention” month, it seems appropriate to reference a recent article in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) journal that examined the prevalence of parental spanking of children between the ages of three and five and its association with the [...]

Feb 802, 2019

Is Your Heart Healthy?

By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|Comments Off on Is Your Heart Healthy?

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is something we often overlook if we aren’t directly affected, but the stats of this disease are a little staggering. In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. While this is a [...]

Jan 901, 2019

Cervical Health Awareness Month

By |January 9th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|Comments Off on Cervical Health Awareness Month

Let’s get the year started off by talking about women’s health. It’s Cervical Health Awareness Month, and we can all encourage each other to get screened for this highly preventable and treatable cancer. Cervical cancer starts in the cells lining the cervix. The normal cells of [...]

Dec 1312, 2018

Maintaining Mental Wellness During the Holidays

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health|Comments Off on Maintaining Mental Wellness During the Holidays

Most of the time when we think of the holiday season, we think of joy and good tidings. However for many, the holidays can bring stress, anxiety, or reminders of a lost loved one. When searching for tips to stay healthy during the holiday season, you [...]

Nov 111, 2018

Amendment 9 – A Bundled Deal

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on Amendment 9 – A Bundled Deal

The Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) of Florida meets once every 20 years to examine the Florida Constitution and propose changes. During 2017-2018, they held more than 15 public hearings across the state to identify issues that matter most to Floridians, ultimately resulting on the CRC’s recommended [...]

Oct 2410, 2018

2018 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey Report

By |October 24th, 2018|Categories: Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on 2018 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey Report

The FYTS is a school based survey that is administered January through February every year. This survey tracks indicators of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke among Florida public middle and high school students in all 67 Florida counties. Schools and classrooms are randomly selected [...]

Oct 2410, 2018

Great American Smokeout (GASO) 2018: One Day towards a Smoke-free Life

By |October 24th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|2 Comments

This year, on November 15, the American Cancer Society is holding their 43rd annual Great American Smokeout (GASO). This event encourages current smokers to take action and steps towards quitting tobacco and living a healthier life. Providers, employers, and other organizations host many different events in [...]

Oct 1610, 2018

The Fight to Reduce HPV-Related Cancers – FDA Approves Vaccination for People Up to 45-Years-Old

By |October 16th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on The Fight to Reduce HPV-Related Cancers – FDA Approves Vaccination for People Up to 45-Years-Old

  Human Papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States and the leading cause of cervical cancer in women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 79 million Americans are currently infected [...]

Sep 2709, 2018

County Health Rankings: Understanding the Health of the People

By |September 27th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on County Health Rankings: Understanding the Health of the People

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) have collaborated to bring the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report for 2018. These rankings compare counties within each state on more than 30 health-influencing factors such as education, jobs, and access [...]

Sep 2709, 2018

Infant Mortality: Statistics and Prevention

By |September 27th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Infant Mortality: Statistics and Prevention

With the knowledge, medical advances, and technology that we currently have, you may believe that the rate of infant mortality is not a major concern in the United States. Infant mortality is the death of an infant before his or her first birthday and the infant [...]

Sep 1709, 2018

Childhood Obesity: It’s Up to Us!

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: Education|1 Comment

As parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members, we are at the forefront of ensuring the health of our children and reducing their risk of chronic health conditions. We can do this by supporting and encouraging children to participate in physical activities that get them moving for [...]

Aug 1008, 2018

Breastfeeding: Breast When United

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Breastfeeding: Breast When United

Breastfeeding. A simple word, a simple act, yet it has an overwhelmingly ignorant stigma that follows. Today’s society has caused parents to be ashamed and embarrassed by their body, yet this ability to share nourishment, comfort and protection is astonishing and incredible. Why has society skewed [...]

Aug 208, 2018

Vaccine Myths Busted

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education|Comments Off on Vaccine Myths Busted

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Immunizations are extremely important. They prevent disease ,reduce hospitalization, on top of many other things . More recently, people are concerned about the safety of immunizations, while others might even question why we still immunize if some of these diseases [...]

Aug 208, 2018

Vaccinate on Time to Prevent Disease!

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Vaccinate on Time to Prevent Disease!

Parents agree feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday. “The recommended immunization schedule [...]

Aug 208, 2018

We Need Nurses to Protect Children with Immunization

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education|Comments Off on We Need Nurses to Protect Children with Immunization

Parents consider healthcare professionals one of the most trusted sources for answering questions and addressing concerns about their child’s health. A recent survey on parents’ attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors regarding vaccines for young children – including vaccine safety and trust – found 8 out of 10 [...]

Aug 208, 2018

Protect Your Preteens Today from HPV Cancers Tomorrow

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Protect Your Preteens Today from HPV Cancers Tomorrow

HPV vaccination is recommended for preteen girls and boys at age 11 to 12. If your son or daughter hasn’t started or finished the HPV vaccine series yet, it’s not too late! Now is a good time to ask their doctor or nurse about vaccines for [...]

Jul 1207, 2018

Water You Talking About?

By |July 12th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Water You Talking About?

Summer is officially here, and we’re all looking for ways to quench our thirst and beat the heat. While old-fashioned H2O is a tried-and-true hydration method, sometimes you want something a little bit more exciting! Now that we are more aware of the health consequences of [...]

Jul 507, 2018

What is a Juul?

By |July 5th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|5 Comments

You are probably familiar with cigarettes and tobacco dip. It’s been around for a quite a while. You might have even recently heard of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, but do you know what JUUL is? No fret, I hadn’t heard of JUUL or how widespread it [...]

Jun 2106, 2018

Inside the Darkside

By |June 21st, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on Inside the Darkside

Most people know that tobacco causes a variety of health problems and that nicotine, the addictive chemical found in cigarettes, is at the root of many of these health problems. However, this wasn’t always public knowledge. Researchers were hired by tobacco companies to study nicotine and [...]

Jun 2006, 2018

Protect Your Eyes This Summer!

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Protect Your Eyes This Summer!

With longer days and warmer weather, the summer months beckon us outside to enjoy picnics, pools, and parks. Most people know to protect their skin from the sun’s damaging rays by slathering on the sunscreen. Many may not realize the same UV radiation can also harm the eyes [...]

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