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Monroe County Health department gets head start on back-to-school vaccination campaign

Monroe County Health department gets head start on back-to-school vaccination campaign

Monroe County (March 25, 2013) – The Monroe County Health Dept is urging all residents with school age children to remember they need to be vaccinated before returning to school when they return in August.  The advise they give is something all parents in South Florida should note. The Monroe County Health Department is getting a head start on its back-to-school vaccination campaign, offering vaccinations required for students to enter kindergarten and 7th grade well ahead of the 2013-14 school year. […]

Delray Medical Center Receives AHA Gold Achievement Award

Delray Medical Center Receives AHA Gold Achievement Award

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – March 24, 2013 — Delray Medical Center achieves the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure and Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association for its excellence in the treatment of patients with heart failure and stroke.  Get With The Guidelines is a quality improvement initiative that provides hospital staff with tools that follow proven evidence-based guidelines and procedures in caring for heart failure patients to improve outcomes, prevent future hospitalizations and prolong life. […]

by · March 24, 2013 · Lifestyle, News, Palm Beach County
De Leon Springs: State park known for pancakes has much more

De Leon Springs: State park known for pancakes has much more

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com (March 23, 2013) – For a place with so much history and beauty, it’s funny that what DeLeon Springs State Park is best known for is pancakes. But pancakes are so popular that DeLeon Springs is known as “pancake park” and the wait for a table at the park’s Old Sugar Mill restaurant can be two or three hours long on summer weekends. DeLeon Springs is located  about an hour north of Orlando in a beautiful rural […]

by · March 23, 2013 · Featured, Lifestyle, Recreation, Travel
Hontoon Island: Camping, cabins, great kayak trip in wild setting

Hontoon Island: Camping, cabins, great kayak trip in wild setting

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler (March 19,2013) –  There’s something about islands, especially ones reachable only by boat. Hontoon Island State Park is located in the St. Johns River; no more than 500 feet of water separate it from “the mainland.” Yet that separation makes Hontoon a bit more remote and romantic and has helped keep it from blending into the nearby town of Deland. We’re lucky for that, because Hontoon is a terrific refuge for camping or a stay in […]

by · March 19, 2013 · Featured, Lifestyle
FDA studying reports some diabetes drugs may cause pancreas problems

FDA studying reports some diabetes drugs may cause pancreas problems

By Ransdell Pierson, Reuters (March 19,2013) – The Food and Drug Administration is studying unconfirmed reports that a widely used class of diabetes drugs, which includes Merck & Co’s Januvia, may cause inflammation of the pancreas and pre-cancerous changes to the pancreas. The agency, in a notice on its website on Thursday, said this is the first time it has communicated potential pre-cancerous links to the medicines, known as incretin mimetics. The drugs for type 2 diabetes also include Victoza from Danish drugmaker […]

by · March 19, 2013 · Lifestyle, News