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Make preparations for mosquito season

April and May showers bring June … not flowers, mosquitoes. After the heavy rains of May and subtropical storm Alberto, the biting bugs 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,

Got WIC? Don’t wait

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.

Get health exams for Mother’s Day

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

Go further with food

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

Build your way to a 5k

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

Understanding cervical cancer

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

Free mammogram program offered in October

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

Free dental service available for children

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

Tips for back-to-school immunizations

Don’t let too much of summer vacation slip away before planning to get ready for school again – including all childhood immunizations. The best choice is to have children vaccinated by your family doctor. If that is not possible, you can visit the Tribal Health Department or county offices of the