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Achieving Health Equity In Miami-Dade County Among Tobacco Users

Achieving Health Equity In Miami-Dade County Among Tobacco Users

Miami –The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program and Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County are launching a new initiative during the annual Tobacco Free Florida Week, taking place April 2 – 8. The theme, Achieving Health Equity, raises awareness of tobacco-related health disparities throughout the state. Tobacco Use Disparities In Miami-Dade County More than 2.5 […]

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Health officials determine the islands of the Bahamas are Zika free

Health officials determine the islands of the Bahamas are Zika free

World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control and Prevention Have Removed The Bahamas from Watch Lists of Zika Infected Areas, Deeming the Country Safe for Travelers NASSAU, Bahamas – Two of the world’s leading health organizations have recently declared that The Islands Of The Bahamas do not pose a known risk to travelers of contracting the Zika […]

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Tips for making healthy food choices – “Go Further with Food”

Tips for making healthy food choices – “Go Further with Food”

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County  BROWARD COUNTY – Here’s a game plan that helps every family in the kitchen. It’s called “Go Further with Food,” and it can help you make food choices that are healthy and also save money, save time and reduce food waste. The plan is easy […]

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Miramar’s Mayor Wayne Messam Hosts 3K Run/Walk, Health & Yoga Fair

Miramar’s Mayor Wayne Messam Hosts 3K Run/Walk, Health & Yoga Fair

MIRAMAR  – The City of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam will host his annual free 3K Run/Walk, Health and Yoga Fair on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Miramar Town Center, 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar 33025. Participants can expect an activity-filled day – health screenings, food demonstrations and tastings by […]

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How to build up and train for a 5K Run

How to build up and train for a 5K Run

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County BROWARD COUNTY – Walking is great way to get the 150 minutes of moderate exercise we all need every week for good health, but if you want to raise the bar and do a 5K, consider jogging. Yes, you can. If you’ve never run […]

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Get your flu shot today,  says Florida Dept of Health in Broward County

Get your flu shot today, says Florida Dept of Health in Broward County

Get vaccinated today! BROWARD COUNTY – For those who have still not received a flu shot this year, it’s not too late! Annual vaccinations are safe and provide protection for each flu season. Getting vaccinated helps protect you and your loved ones. Getting vaccinated yourself also protects people around you, including those who are more vulnerable […]

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PAHO, Barbados and six Eastern Caribbean countries sign multi-country cooperation strategy

PAHO, Barbados and six Eastern Caribbean countries sign multi-country cooperation strategy

Washington, DC – High-level officials from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines joined the Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today (Feb. 2nd)  in signing a new multicountry strategy for technical cooperation in health through 2024. “This […]

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Three Best Vi-Shape Recipes

Three Best Vi-Shape Recipes

We often complain about gaining some extra weight. When it comes to losing the weight we mostly give up, as all that thoughts about exhausting physical exercises make us feel sick already. Some even try physical training, but give up in the matter of a few days, as the desired effect is nowhere to be […]

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Worksite Wellness Award Presented to City of Coconut Creek

Worksite Wellness Award Presented to City of Coconut Creek

COCONUT CREEK – The City of Coconut Creek is the first municipality in Broward County to be awarded the Silver Level Worksite Wellness Award by the Florida Tobacco Cessation Alliance (FTCA). The FTCA Worksite Wellness Award was established as a way to recognize and set a standard for businesses that are providing comprehensive tobacco cessation […]

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Pioneering Technique Saves Jamaican Farmer’s Life in the Cayman Islands

Pioneering Technique Saves Jamaican Farmer’s Life in the Cayman Islands

CAYMAN ISLANDS – A Jamaican farmer who had a life-threatening case of leptospirosis is thankful for healing, following a pioneering intervention by doctors at Health City Cayman Islands. Clester Christie came to Grand Cayman for work but fell seriously ill a few days after his arrival. Fortunately for the 31-year old, Dr. Nelson Iheonunekwu, an […]

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