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Teach kids how to identify bullying and how to stand up to it safely
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Teach kids how to identify bullying and how to stand up to it safely www.stopbullying.gov When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior … Read More

Help Protect Babies from Whooping Cough
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Help Protect Babies from Whooping Cough Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Whooping cough is a serious disease that can cause babies to stop breathing. You can help protect babies from whooping cough by getting your vaccine and making … Read More

Constitutional Revision Commission Action Plan to AMEND Proposal #54 to Remove Hospice
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UPDATED: January 31, 2018 Constitutional Revision Commission Action Plan to AMEND Proposal #54 to Remove Hospice The Full Constitution Revision Commission is currently considering Proposal #54 that would revise the Florida Constitution to eliminate all certificate of need. FHPCA opposes … Read More

7 Things YOU Can Do to Prevent Cancer
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7 Things YOU Can Do to Prevent Cancer Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by cancer. It’s the second most common cause of death in the United States. The good … Read More

Tuberculosis (TB) Disease: Symptoms and Risk Factors
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Tuberculosis (TB) Disease: Symptoms and Risk Factors Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria that are spread through the air from person to person. If not treated properly, TB disease can be … Read More

FDA’s Guidance on Children’s X-rays
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FDA’s Guidance on Children’s X-rays U.S. Food & Drug Administration, FDA Most people have had an X-ray taken at some time during their lives — perhaps checking for a possible broken bone or during a visit to the dentist. X-ray … Read More

Circadian Rhythm
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Circadian Rhythm National Institutes of Health, NIH What are circadian rhythms? Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle. They respond primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment. Sleeping at night and being … Read More

Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.
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Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC. January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Teaching adolescents healthy relationship skills is one strategy CDC promotes to help you prevent stalking in your community. Stalking involves … Read More

Folic Acid Helps Prevent Some Birth Defects
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Folic Acid Helps Prevent Some Birth Defects Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Learn how to get healthy before and during pregnancy to increase your chances of having a healthy baby. You can plan ahead by getting enough folic … Read More

Ring in 2018 Smokefree
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Ring in 2018 Smokefree Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Let this New Year be your time to quit smoking. Starting a new year with new goals can be exciting. Quitting smoking is a resolution that many smokers set … Read More

Battling a Bulging Hernia
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Battling a Bulging Hernia U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health Usually, the wall of the abdomen is strong. The muscles keep your intestine in place. But if there’s a weak spot, the intestine can push through … Read More

Be Antibiotics Aware : Smart Use Best Care
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Be Antibiotics Aware : Smart Use Best Care Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released Be Antibiotics Aware, a national effort to help improve antibiotic prescribing and use and to help … Read More