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National Fireworks Safety Month

National Fireworks Safety Month

Fireworks and celebrations just seem to go together. Long associated with Independence Day, the use of fireworks on other holidays, such as Memorial Day, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve, is on the rise. Unfortunately, a happy celebration can quickly turn painful if consumer fireworks are misused.

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.

Star Spangled Safety: Tips for 4th of July Fireworks

Star Spangled Safety: Tips for 4th of July Fireworks

Memorable 4th of July celebrations are made of picnics, parades, flag waving and spectacular fireworks displays. Yet, a happy celebration can turn into a painful memory if consumer fireworks are misused.

Healthy Summer Series: Think Before You Grill! Tips To Keep Everyone Safe

Healthy Summer Series: Think Before You Grill! Tips To Keep Everyone Safe

The Florida Department of Health reminds everyone that there are tips for grilling safety you should follow in order to prevent not just serious injuries, but foodborne illnesses as well.

National HIV Testing Day June 27, 2014

National HIV Testing Day June 27, 2014

Today can be the beginning of a healthier life. Take advantage of National HIV Testing Day and take control by taking the test. It can mean the difference in enjoying a healthy future with those you love, and who love you.

This is Men’s Health Month, Encourage Healthy Living

This is Men’s Health Month, Encourage Healthy Living

As you prepare to honor the men in your life this Father’s Day, don’t forget that the whole month of June is all about them.

10 Ways to Stay Informed – Your Guide to Emergency Preparedness Information

Public Health Hero June 2014

Public Health Hero June 2014

“I am honored to be a public health professional serving the most vulnerable populations in Florida,” said Elliott.

Healthy Florida Summer Series - National Hurricane Preparedness week is May 26 – June 1st – Make a Plan, Just Make It!

Healthy Florida Summer Series – National Hurricane Preparedness week is May 26 – June 1st – Make a Plan, Just Make It!

This important step can save your family crucial time in the event of an emergency.

Healthy Florida Summer Series: Get Moving, Get Outdoors, and Get Healthy This Summer!

Healthy Florida Summer Series: Get Moving, Get Outdoors, and Get Healthy This Summer!

There are many activities at Florida’s state parks to help you get moving this summer