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Free dental service for children in Broward County

Free dental service for children in Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY – The Florida Department of Health in Broward County has launched another free dental service for children – fluoride treatment to prevent cavities. Hygienists from DOH-Broward are offering a free dental exam and tooth-strengthening fluoride varnish to clients of the Department’s Women Infants & Children family nutrition program. Last year, the Department began providing […]

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City of Miami Gardens aim to help residents live healthy lives

City of Miami Gardens aim to help residents live healthy lives

MIAMI GARDENS – The City of Miami Gardens invites residents to participate in the inaugural “Live Healthy Miami Gardens” (LHMG) Week which begins Saturday, August 5th and concludes on August 12th. Patrons will enjoy a dynamic week focused on promoting health, wellness annual check-ups, tobacco prevention and more. They can also meet community partners, local […]

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Improved kidney transplant policy helps African-American candidates

Improved kidney transplant policy helps African-American candidates

Odds for Receiving a Kidney Transplant Now Equal for African-American Candidates RICHMOND, VA – Improvements in national kidney transplant policy have evened the rates at which African-American transplant candidates receive kidneys from deceased donors, according to data from United Network for Organ Sharing(UNOS). UNOS serves as the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal […]

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Thyroid Cancer – What You Need To Know

Thyroid Cancer – What You Need To Know

Austin, TX – Thyroid cancer is the nation’s fastest rising cancer according to the American Cancer Society. While there are very few symptoms with thyroid cancer, it also happens to be the most survivable form of cancer. Dr. Teresa Kroeker, an expert in thyroid cancer removal surgery and founder of The Texas Thyroid and Parathyroid […]

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Plan ahead for your child’s back to school immunizations

Plan ahead for your child’s back to school immunizations

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County BROWARD COUNTY  – Don’t let too much of summer vacation slip away before planning to get ready for school again – including all childhood immunizations. The best choice is to have the children vaccinated by your family doctor. But if that is not possible, county […]

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Be A #BreastFriend

Be A #BreastFriend

MIAMI – Be a #BreastFriend and help our sisters in shelters & on the streets….with a BRA! Since creation, brassieres have functionally offered chest and back support so that we could take on our busy days with the most amount of comfort. Now, women wear bras to look good on the outside and feel good […]

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Tips To Protect Yourself From The Zika Virus

Tips To Protect Yourself From The Zika Virus

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County FT. LAUDERDALE – Rainy season is right around the corner and that means one thing – protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes and the Zika virus. The bug to watch for is the Aedes mosquito, a small biter that is black with white spots […]

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Give The Gift Of Life During Organ Donor Awareness Month

Give The Gift Of Life During Organ Donor Awareness Month

By Vinora Hamilton FORT LAUDERDALE – Dr. Sherilyn Gordon-Burroughs, MD, FACS, was in the prime of her life. The successful liver surgeon, a key member of the transplant team at Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas lost her life tragically on March 19. Dr. Gordon-Burroughs was trained in multi-organ transplantation and operated on children and adults. She […]

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Spice it up! Miami Chef Shares Tips On Healthy Cooking

Spice it up! Miami Chef Shares Tips On Healthy Cooking

Spice it up! Miami Featured Chef Shares some tips on Healthy Cooking for National Minority Health Month MIAMI – Imagine an event where the flavors and sensations of the Caribbean and Latin America are on display where tourists and locals can sample and experience music, dance and food that highlight the cultural heritage of the islands […]

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How To Improve Health Disparities In Minority Communities

How To Improve Health Disparities In Minority Communities

National Minority Health Month,  Dr. Marion Colas-Lacombe shares her views on improving health disparities in minority communities MIAMI – April is Minority Health Month! Healthier communities mean lower health care costs, which translate into a stronger economy and a more productive, competitive America. By drawing attention to the factors that help minority populations achieve wellness, […]

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