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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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Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Receives NIH Grant

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Receives NIH Grant

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Receives NIH Grant to Study Transmission of Mosquito-Borne Diseases BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – Researchers at St. Kitts’ Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (Ross) have been awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study mosquito-transmitted arboviruses such as chikungunya, dengue and Zika, that have emerged […]

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DOH-Miami-Dade Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

DOH-Miami-Dade Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

MIAMI – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7, a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative. The theme this year is “I am my Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS!” This marks the 17th year of NBHAAD, founded in 1999 as a national […]

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The ‘Joyful Journey Baby & Family Expo’ Set To Delight Attendees

The ‘Joyful Journey Baby & Family Expo’ Set To Delight Attendees

LAUDERHILL – Expecting Moms will be able to get face-to-face with a variety of vendors who are ready to service to their special baby and pregnancy needs before, during and after the birth of their bundles of joy at the upcoming ‘Joyful Journey Baby & Family Expo 2017‘. The ‘Joyful Journey Baby & Family Expo […]

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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Offers GPS-Like Technology During Cardiac Procedures

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Offers GPS-Like Technology During Cardiac Procedures

Nicklaus Children’s Becomes First Pediatric Facility in Southeast – and Second in the World- to Use GPS-Like Technology During Cardiac Procedures MIAMI – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the second pediatric facility in the world to use new medical technology in cardiac procedures that is similar to global positioning systems (GPS) that motorists use to determine […]

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Advocates In Broward Seek To Raise Age Limit For Tobacco Sales

Advocates In Broward Seek To Raise Age Limit For Tobacco Sales

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward BROWARD COUNTY – Anti-tobacco advocates in Broward County will ask local elected officials in the coming year to consider raising the legal age to buy tobacco products, to 21, as a way to prevent youths from starting the habit. The Tobacco-Free Partnership of Broward chose as […]

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Top 10 Caribbean Recipes of 2016

Top 10 Caribbean Recipes of 2016

SOUTH FLORIDA – It’s the final week of the year, and a riveting year it’s been! Politics, celebrities, technology have all been disruptive. But we can always find comfort in food. Many of Taste The Islands viewers have found solace in Caribbean recipes from Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas and elsewhere in the Caribbean that remind them of home, […]

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Affordable Health Insurance Options For Broward County Residents

Affordable Health Insurance Options For Broward County Residents

Healthcare Marketplace is open for business in Florida to help with affordable health insurance Fort Lauderdale – Open enrollment to purchase affordable health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace is in full swing here in Broward County. Enrollment runs through January 31, 2017. Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC) and its community partners are working […]

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Holiday Food Safety Encouraged By FL Dept of Health

Holiday Food Safety Encouraged By FL Dept of Health

Fort Lauderdale  – As you gather around the table with family and friends to share a meal and celebrate the holidays, the Florida Department of Health in Broward reminds you to practice food safety to ensure a safe and healthy holiday season for everyone. Foodborne illnesses affect one in six people each year in the […]

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