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Automobile Safety with Children

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Since 1992, there have been 90 fatalities due to leaving children in vehicles. Did you know that Florida ranks the second highest in the nation for all heat-related deaths of children left in automobiles?  Last week, in Miami-Dade, a one-year-old boy died after being left in a parked car in a shopping plaza where temperatures […]

Epi-Pen Shortage

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently announced that the lifesaving allergy treatments, EpiPen and Mylan generic epinephrine auto-injectors, are on a “spot shortage.” This means that numerous large and small pharmacies across the country are on backorder of these lifesaving supplies. Anyone who is prescribed these medications must seek alternative options by talking […]

Emergency Request to Check Airbags

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For all cars with Takata Airbags, there is an emergency request to have your airbags checked. In Florida alone, these Japanese made airbags have injured eighty-three people and killed three people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that over one million residents in Florida still have these airbags in their vehicles.  It is advised […]

Happy Mothers Day

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Join me in celebrating all of the wonderful mothers today, by wishing them a happy and special Mother’s Day. Whether you are dedicating this day to a mother, friend, sister or aunt, this holiday highlights all of the inspirational women who dedicate their lives to the wellbeing of their families. As for most women, motherhood […]

Water Safety

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As summer is approaching, it’s time to ensure our children are receiving appropriate swim safety education through swimming lessons so they can enjoy their summer by cooling down in the water. Unfortunately last week, police found a three-year-old child unresponsive floating in a community swimming pool. While drowning is the number one cause of death […]

Renewable Energy Source

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As the U. S. looks to develop cleaner, renewable energy sources, Apple announced their facilities are 100% powered by renewable sources. While all facilities are not connected to clean energy, renewable energy is being put into the power grid offsetting its use of fossil fuels. Clean energy is being utilized in its stores, offices and […]

Pedestrian Deaths

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Pedestrian deaths in Central Florida and throughout the United States have spiked to approximately 6,000 fatalities a year. Pedestrians are losing their lives when they are going outside for a walk. Orange County in Orlando is advocating for change. They will be spending $15 million dollars on specific projects from signage to crossing lights to […]

National Public Health Week

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Today is the last day of National Public Health Week. With the motivation to be the healthiest nation by 2030, nationally we celebrated the power of prevention, advocated for healthy and fair policies and shared strategies for successful partnerships to build and maintain a strong public health system. Everyone has the right to live a […]

Passover and Easter Holiday Weekend

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As spring is blossoming all around us this weekend, we get to celebrate something special taking place; Passover and Easter are overlapping in the same weekend. These two separate religious holidays will bring friends and families together and illuminate the community. While these holidays have many differences, they both acknowledge the culture, history and nature […]

Epidemic on Texting and Driving

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South Florida is seeing an epidemic on our roadways as car collisions are occurring from texting and driving. With an 11% increase of car accidents from 2013 to 2016, there has been a noticeable trend of carless driving that is solely caused by distractions. Some examples include, failing to stay in proper lanes, running a […]