Families may be missing out on valuable nutrition benefits because they delay signing up for the Women Infants & Children program (WIC). These families apparently do not realize they can enroll in WIC as soon as a woman becomes pregnant. No waiting for a pregnancy confirmation. No waiting for the birth.
Women, put yourselves first this Mother’s Day by finding out if you qualify for a free mammogram and pap test, courtesy of the Florida Department of Health. The cancer-detecting screenings are available from the Seminole Health Department, but otherwise, qualified women up to age 65 with little or no health insurance
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 to do and takes only a little extra thought
Walking is great way to get the 150 minutes of moderate exercise needed every week for good health. For those who want to raise the bar, however, consider jogging. Yes, it is possible. Those who have never run before should not be hesitant – here’s how to work up to comfortably
Cervical cancer is the 15th leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Florida, but it is the easiest gynecological cancer to prevent through screening, lifestyle changes and vaccination. Cervical cancer is the 15th leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Florida, but it is the easiest gynecological cancer to
Qualified women up to the age of 65 with little or no health insurance can get a free mammogram in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Mammograms are available at Seminole Tribe Health Department clinics. Also, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and its partners at health care providers
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County has launched another free dental service for children – fluoride treatment to prevent cavities. Hygienists from DOH-Broward are offering a free dental exam and tooth-strengthening fluoride varnish to clients of the department’s Women, Infants & Children (WIC) family nutrition program. Last year, the department
Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, so don’t wait until a hurricane is barreling down on South Florida before you make your preparations – especially if you have special medical needs. Avoid delays and stress during severe weather by registering in advance for a special needs shelter. Those