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Flu Season Is Here, Nasal Spray Vaccine Is Back

Flu Season Is Here, Nasal Spray Vaccine Is Back

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County SOUTH FLORIDA – Like a visiting relative who arrives unannounced and early, the flu has already appeared in South Florida – and it has affected children. As a result, the Florida Department of Health in Broward is urging people to take precautions to protect their […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Helps Bahamian Access Medical Treatment in the U.S.

Congresswoman Wilson Helps Bahamian Access Medical Treatment in the U.S.

MIAMI – On Tuesday, October 9, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will accompany Taranique Thurston to Jackson Memorial Hospital where she will receive treatment for a critical brain cyst. Thurston was referred to the hospital after being diagnosed with this life-threatening medical condition. Although born in the Bahamas to a Bahamian father, a gap in the […]

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Four ways to keep away ‘the silent killer’ – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Four ways to keep away ‘the silent killer’ – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County SOUTH FLORIDA – As hurricanes and tropical storms spin in the Atlantic Ocean, let’s think about things we can do to avoid danger. Here’s one: Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Tragically, a few Floridians die from CO gas almost every time a storm or an emergency […]

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New Era in Caribbean Medicine as Surgeons Repair Rugby Player’s Shoulder

New Era in Caribbean Medicine as Surgeons Repair Rugby Player’s Shoulder

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Through a rare surgery not commonly practiced in the Americas, Health City Cayman Islands’ orthopedic surgical team, led by Chief Orthopedic Surgeon and Joint Replacement Specialist Dr. Alwin Almeida, repaired a rugby player’s shoulder with a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure utilizing an advanced technique not yet available in the United States or Canada. The surgery […]

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African Americans Urged to Consider Clinical Trials

African Americans Urged to Consider Clinical Trials

Washington – An initiative launched today encourages newly-diagnosed African American cancer patients in Maryland to consider clinical trials as the first-line option, not the last resort. The effort is spearheaded by Advancing Cancer Treatment (ACT), a philanthropic initiative that supports patients’ access to the best in modern cancer treatments. “Too few African American cancer patients […]

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Healthy Eating Focus Group Needs Caribbean Nationals in South Florida

Healthy Eating Focus Group Needs Caribbean Nationals in South Florida

Participants to receive gift card for participation in healthy eating study By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County SOUTH FLORIDA – Are you from Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic or Trinidad & Tobago? A group of nutrition and fitness advocates need your advice, and they are offering a $25 gift card for […]

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Free immunizations Available for Children in Broward County

Free immunizations Available for Children in Broward County

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County BROWARD COUNTY – Every parent loves for the kids to get free backpacks, school supplies and other goodies for back-to-school, so why not free 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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Jamaican Doctor’s Heart Condition Cured In The Cayman Islands

Jamaican Doctor’s Heart Condition Cured In The Cayman Islands

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Dr. Garth Rattray of Jamaica checked himself into Health City Cayman Islands for one ailment and was overjoyed to learn he needed treatment for a less complicated condition, one which the Health City cardiac specialists dealt with so quickly and efficiently that he is recommending the clinic to everyone. Dr. Rattray recalled […]

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Affirming YOUth Foundation Tackles Social and Emotional Challenges Affecting Our Youth

Affirming YOUth Foundation Tackles Social and Emotional Challenges Affecting Our Youth

Jonathan Spikes of Affirming YOUth Foundation speaks out on Social and Emotional Challenges with youths in Miami SOUTH FLORIDA – According to the Office of Minority Health-Nearly two-thirds of people with a diagnosable mental illness do not seek treatment, and racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. are even less likely to get help. Mental […]

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Long Term Effects of Trauma on Forcibly Separated Children

Long Term Effects of Trauma on Forcibly Separated Children

BROWARD COUNTY – Over the last few weeks our country has been gripped by images of crying children ripped from the arms of their parents. The knowledge of how such trauma and the resulting toxic stress effects the brain development of even very young children has driven the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) […]

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