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Four ways to keep away ‘the silent killer’

Submitted by Bob Lamendola, Florida Department of Health Broward County 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

Breast cancer awareness events highlight October

In 1985, October was sanctioned by the American Cancer Society as the official month of breast cancer awareness. The month most associated with costumes and candy has become predominantly acquainted with pink ribbons. Each year thousands of business entities and organizations throughout the U.S. sponsor charities and events to help raise

Childhood vaccination myths, debunked

By Li Cohen Special to The Seminole Tribune One topic, one million opinions. The conversation surrounding vaccinating children often makes headlines, whether it’s professionals debating with parents, or celebrities who refuse to vaccinate their children in belief that they will cause autism, alter immune systems, release toxins, and overall, deem them not

Cathy Newby appointed NB3 Foundation board chair

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation announced in June that Cathy Newby, a member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation, is the foundation’s new board of directors chair. Newby is the manager of tribal affairs for the PNM Governmental Affairs Department, New Mexico’s largest electricity provider that serves more than 500,000

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,

Brighton teen support group rallies community support

Despite the endless apps and websites available at their fingertips, officials say teenagers are more disconnected than ever from their mental and emotional health. “We see a disconnect with teens being able to talk to their parents about issues and parents come in sometimes and say there’s things coming up with

Karen’s Corner: Learning mindful eating

When people find out I am a dietitian, the first thing they want to know is what to eat. It makes sense, I suppose – I am a DIET-itian. Meal plans are the most sought after and the one thing most dietitians are most reluctant to give. Think about it.

Attorney General Bondi sues major opioid manufacturers and distributors

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an action in state court May 15 against some of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in the national opioid crisis. The complaint names as defendants opioid manufacturers Purdue Pharma L.P., Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cephalon Inc.,

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.

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