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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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How To Protect Your Family & Home Against Mosquitoes

How To Protect Your Family & Home Against Mosquitoes

SOUTH FLORIDA  – April and May showers bring June … not flowers, mosquitoes.  After the heavy rains of May and Subtropical Storm Alberto, the biting mosquitoes are back and you should protect your family. The bug to watch for is the Aedes mosquito, a small, black one with white spots that lives close to people, right […]

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Treatment of H. Pylori infection

Treatment of H. Pylori infection

H. Pylori  is a common bacilli associated with the infection of lining of stomach. It is responsible for the 80 percent of the gastric ulcer and 90 percent of the duodenal ulcer according to centre for control of diseases (CDC). It is a spiral shaped bacilli which in advanced cases can even lead to cancer […]

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DOH Miami-Dade Recognizes National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

DOH Miami-Dade Recognizes National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  MIAMI – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County recognizes June 8 as the annual observance of National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The goal of the day is to provide Caribbean-Americans the resources they need to reduce the spread of HIV; including health education, testing and the opportunities to get involved. This […]

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Governor Mapp praises plans to open surgical center on St. Croix

Governor Mapp praises plans to open surgical center on St. Croix

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ― Governor Kenneth E. Mapp offered his congratulations Wednesday to the physicians behind Liberty Medical Development, which recently announced that it has successfully secured financing for a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center at Estate Diamond on St. Croix. The surgical center will offer operating and surgical procedure rooms with clinic offices for several local medical practices. Due […]

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OIC of South Florida is Preventing Teen Pregnancy in Broward County

OIC of South Florida is Preventing Teen Pregnancy in Broward County

SOUTH FLORIDA – The week of May 21, 2018, OIC of South Florida will be hosting their Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) events –Partners in Prevention Breakfast (May 21st) and TPP Teen Explosion (May 24th). May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Month and these events will celebrate the students and community partners who have been instrumental in […]

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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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