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Bahamian pioneer in disease elimination named a PAHO Health Hero of the Americas

Bahamian pioneer in disease elimination named a PAHO Health Hero of the Americas

Nassau, Bahamas — Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, a Bahamian public health pioneer known for her work in advancing and verifying regional disease elimination efforts, was named a Public Health Hero of the Americas by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). A Bahamian physician and public health expert, Dr. Dahl-Regis is best known for her leadership […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Governor meets with hospital leadership

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor meets with hospital leadership

Governor Mapp discusses Medicaid, modulars and evacuation plans ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has directed the Virgin Islands Health Department and the Territory’s hospitals to develop a patient pre-evacuation plan in the event of any major storms this hurricane season. Such a plan is critical given the damaged state of […]

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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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