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The scary truth behind unlicensed activity

The scary truth behind unlicensed activity

Unlicensed individuals operate out of strip malls, beauty shops, warehouses, storage facilities and even their own garages. Check to see if your doctor, dentist, optometrist or any other health care provider is licensed.

Healthy Foods During Emergencies—Practice Your Emergency Menu!

Healthy Foods During Emergencies—Practice Your Emergency Menu!

Food safety during an emergency is critical to maintaining your wellbeing and finding creative ways to feed a family if refrigeration and electricity are unavailable can be an issue. It’s good to know there are plenty of healthy choices to include as part of your family’s emergency plan.

Tips on Making the Most of National Preparedness Month

Tips on Making the Most of National Preparedness Month

During September’s National Preparedness month take the time to prepare and ensure your family is ready if an unexpected emergency happens. The Florida Department of Health recommends the following top 10 preparedness tips…

A Car Emergency Supply Kit Can Make All the Difference

A Car Emergency Supply Kit Can Make All the Difference

Having a kit of emergency supplies in each of your family’s vehicles can save you, your family members and even your pets if you become stranded—regardless of the situation.

Taking Shelter? Top Five Things You Need to Know About Special Needs Shelters

Taking Shelter? Top Five Things You Need to Know About Special Needs Shelters

Floridians know being prepared for hurricane season – having an emergency plan and supply kit – are essential for weathering the storm.

What Others Can Do To Promote a Breastfeeding Friendly Florida: It Goes Beyond Mother and Child

What Others Can Do To Promote a Breastfeeding Friendly Florida: It Goes Beyond Mother and Child

When you choose to breastfeed, you make an investment in your baby’s future by giving a healthy start that will last a lifetime.

Emergencies Happen!  Be Informed, Alert, and Prepared

Emergencies Happen! Be Informed, Alert, and Prepared

When disaster strikes communities in America, whether natural or man-made, we all feel the impact. Concern for safety, health and property weigh on our minds. How can anyone prepare for the possibility of these different hazards? Taking practical, proven steps now will help you to be ready, even when emergencies happen beyond your control.

There’s a Champion in Us All: Healthy Weight Community Champion Recognition Program Kicks Off

There’s a Champion in Us All: Healthy Weight Community Champion Recognition Program Kicks Off

In an effort to make Florida the healthiest state in the nation, the Florida Department of Health launched the 2015 Healthy Weight Community Champion Recognition Program.

Information on Vibrio Vulnificus

Information on Vibrio Vulnificus

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that normally lives in warm seawater and is part of a group of vibrios that are called “halophilic” because they require salt.