National Women’s Health Week

By |2020-05-08T13:00:22-04:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Education, Public Health|

Got your daily exercise yet? Are you making healthier food options? How about getting enough sleep? Well it’s not too late to start today! This year, we celebrate National Women’s Health Week to remind women all around the world to make health a priority and build lifelong healthy habits. Women have unique health issues such as [...]

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#VaccinesWorkforAll – World Immunization Week 2020

By |2020-04-22T15:23:28-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Education, Public Health|

The theme for World Immunization Week 2020 is #VaccinesWorkforAll. The campaign centers around promoting the value of immunization worldwide and increase access to vaccinations for those at risk. This week we celebrate an important campaign in the field of public health: Immunization! During the last week of April, we promote one of the world’s most powerful [...]

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What to Do When You’re Home bound.  Activity Ideas for Seniors

By |2020-03-24T18:40:36-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Education, Mental Health, Public Health|

For seniors who are home bound, it is important to stay engaged and active in order to avoid depression, isolation and boredom, which can sometimes lead to other physical ailments such as insomnia, weight loss, body aches, and fatigue.  There are things you can do to help avoid this from happening. Check out some great ideas [...]

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UV Safety

By |2019-07-02T15:54:05-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

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 bone health. However, it is important to be aware of [...]

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What to Expect in a Tobacco Quit Group

By |2019-05-30T19:37:01-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

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 expect from attending a quit group. Will you be judged? [...]

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STD Awareness

By |2019-04-23T20:11:07-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

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 million diagnosed cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, an increase [...]

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

By |2019-04-15T18:12:40-04:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

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 children’s behavior and vocabulary through the age of nine. This [...]

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Is Your Heart Healthy?

By |2019-02-26T20:45:43-05:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

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 frightening statistic, rest assured that heart disease is often preventable [...]

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Cervical Health Awareness Month

By |2019-01-09T16:24:37-05:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

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 the cervix gradually develop pre-cancerous changes that turn into cancer. [...]

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Amendment 9 – A Bundled Deal

By |2018-11-01T14:42:31-04:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|

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 changes to the Florida Constitution. On May 9, 2018 the [...]

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