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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

HHS takes major actions to protect conscience rights and life

On Jan. 19, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced two major actions to protect life and the conscience rights of Americans. HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing new guidance to state Medicaid directors restoring state flexibility to decide program standards. The letter issued today

Tribal First acquires American Indian Health Services

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Tribal First, a division of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services, has acquired American Indian Health Services (AIHS). The acquisition pairs Tribal First, the nation’s largest tribal insurance brokerage, with one of Indian Country’s leading providers of healthcare services and financing tools. “Access to quality, affordable healthcare continues to

All about the mumps

Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by a virus, but it can be prevented by a vaccine given routinely to children. Before the U.S. mumps vaccination program started in 1967, mumps was a universal childhood disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the vaccine era,

Run your way into feeling great

Jingle jogs and 5k’s are not just for the holidays. While keeping that calorie count down is a great benefit to the activity, there are other less recognizable side effects that are just as, if not more, advantageous. A new year is a new chance to make some positive lifestyle

Tribalwide clean eating challenge kicks off holiday season

The holiday season usually ends with resolutions to live a healthier year. Even though these resolutions don’t usually begin until January, the Hollywood Clinic got a head start with the Clean Eating 21 Day Challenge to prepare people for healthier lifestyles. The challenge started the week of Oct. 30 and ended

Staying safe for the holidays

The holidays are here and this holiday season, the Office of Emergency Management reminds you to keep safety in mind as you decorate your home, shop for gifts, and travel. As you gather around with family and friends to celebrate, keep the following safety tips in mind to have safe

Eat smart and move more with a holiday challenge

“This year, the only thing that should be stuffed for the holidays is the turkey.” That’s the motto of the 11th Annual “Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge,” a seven-week, email-based event that helps people avoid the bulge of holiday overindulging. The Florida Department of Health in Broward

Thanksgiving leftovers are as easy as 1-2-3

Thanksgiving is known for family gatherings, parades and of course copious amounts of delicious food. any people agree that one of the best benefits of Thanksgiving is the leftovers, but without the proper precautions, they may pose a danger to familied. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many

Fighting off flu season

Flu season began Oct. 1 and officials urge people to vaccinate themselves and their children. Last year’s flu season took a large toll, hospitalizing nearly 600,000 people according to Dan Jernigan, director of the Influenza Division in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control,

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