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Give The Gift Of Life During Organ Donor Awareness Month

Give The Gift Of Life During Organ Donor Awareness Month

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 conducted extensive research […]

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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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Walk A Mile With A Child Raises Funds For Minority Communities

Walk A Mile With A Child Raises Funds For Minority Communities

MIAMI – With the recent political drama around health insurance, there has been a lot of conversations around health lately. Considering April is National Minority Health month it would be a good idea to look at ways that health issued are being addressed in minority communities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]

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Broward County DOH Offers Tips For A Safe and Healthy Community

Broward County DOH Offers Tips For A Safe and Healthy Community

FT. LAUDERDALE – Health must be a priority in designing our communities, from healthy housing to parks and playgrounds. Walking and biking must coexist with cars and public transportation. We need lower levels of violence and crime so everyone can safely live, work, learn and play. We need to support farmers markets and local businesses that […]

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Broward County DOH Encourages Healthy Living For National Public Health Week

Broward County DOH Encourages Healthy Living For National Public Health Week

FT. LAUDERDALE – It’s National Public Health Week, a time of year when the Florida Department of Health in Broward County highlights a variety of programs and activities carried out by public health professionals and community partners to protect, promote and improve the health of Broward residents and visitors. “National Public Health Week gives us […]

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Miami Dade College to Present Facts vs. Fiction Surrounding Medical Marijuana

Miami Dade College to Present Facts vs. Fiction Surrounding Medical Marijuana

MIAMI – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Benjamin Leon School of Nursing Lecture Series will present Facts vs. Fiction Surrounding Medical Marijuana: Translating the Clinical Reintegration of a Botanical Medicine, Wednesday, April 5, 5:30 – 8 p.m., with Dr. Jeffrey S. Block, the Florida Medical Association’s designated expert on botanical medicine. The event is free and open […]

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A Nurse’s Tour of the Supermarket

A Nurse’s Tour of the Supermarket

By Kristin Halldorsdottir, RN – Florida Department of Health in Broward County FT. LAUDERDALE – Over the years, I’ve learned to be a savvy shopper. They say the first rule of grocery shopping is, don’t go on an empty stomach. It’s true. It can lead you into all sorts of temptations, like the smell from the […]

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Support The 7th Annual DRI Walk For Diabetes & Family Fun Day

Support The 7th Annual DRI Walk For Diabetes & Family Fun Day

MIAMI – Enthusiasm continues to grow as thousands of South Floridians get ready to participate in the 7th Annual DRI Walk for Diabetes & Family Fun day, presented by Walgreens at Marlins Park, March 4, 2017. This family-friendly event consists of a Walk, the DRIHope4aCure 5K/10K Run & Kids’ Fun Run, and more to benefit […]

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Who needs an HIV test? Everyone

Who needs an HIV test? Everyone

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward FT. LAUDERDALE – Don’t be surprised at your next annual checkup if your doctor says she’s giving you an HIV test.  She is doing what the Florida Department of Health in Broward County hopes every doctor will do. DOH-Broward and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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