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Free Dental Fluoride Treatment for Kids at our WIC Offices

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The Florida Department of Health in Broward County has launched another free dental service for children – fluoride treatment to prevent cavities. Hygienists from DOH-Broward are offering a free dental exam and tooth-strengthening fluoride varnish to clients of the Department’s Women Infants & Children family nutrition program. Last year, the Department began providing free dental […]

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Baptist Hospital retakes top hospital ranking from Cleveland Clinic Florida

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This article was originally published on the Sun Sentinel.  Baptist Hospital in Miami is once again South Florida’s “best hospital,” according to U.S. News & World Report’s coveted rankings, released Tuesday. Cleveland Clinic Florida, last year’s top-ranked hospital, fell to the number two spot in the region that includes Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. It […]

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Wellness Programs Get a Health Check

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This article was originally published in The Wall Street Journal.  Companies are trying to figure out just how far they can go to keep their workers fit and healthy. Employer wellness programs, designed to motivate employees to get in shape and address medical and lifestyle issues, have proliferated in recent years as bosses look for […]

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Making healthy choices the easiest choices

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This article was originally posted on WFAA. Samantha Haynes looks forward to Thursdays more than any other. “It gives us a new adventure, new experiences for our family to do together,” said the mom of three. Haynes lost her job as an administrative assistant last month. “This summer has been a hard summer for us,” […]

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Managed Care Extension, LIP Money Approved

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This article was originally published on Health News Florida.  Dealing with two major issues in Florida’s health-care system, federal officials Thursday approved a five-year extension of a statewide Medicaid managed care program and finalized a $1.5 billion pot of funding to help with charity care. The announcement by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was not a […]

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101-year-old shatters the record for the 100-meter dash: ‘I missed my nap for this’

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This article was originally published in the Miami Herald.  Watch your back, Usain Bolt – there’s a new 100-meter dash superstar and she looks unstoppable. Meet 101-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, who on Saturday became the oldest female athlete to ever compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoors Masters Championships. Not only that, but by running […]