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Mumps Vaccination

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By the Florida Department of Health in Broward County Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by a virus, but it can be prevented by a vaccine given routinely to children. Before the U.S. mumps vaccination program started in 1967, mumps was a universal disease of childhood, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Jimmy Kimmel brings out his son to talk about health care

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Late night audiences were given two Kimmels on Monday night. This article was originally published on CNN Media.  Jimmy Kimmel‘s young son, Billy, made an appearance on his father’s late night broadcast, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” after undergoing a second heart surgery last week. “Hi, I’m Jimmy. This is Billy,” Kimmel said holding his son, who […]

Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in Brain

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This article was originally published Cision PR Newswire.  CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). According to a recent Pew Research […]

Nearly 500,000 Floridians Enroll During Obamacare’s First 3 Weeks

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This article was originally published on Health News Florida. Nearly 500,000 Floridians signed up for an Affordable Care Act plan in the first three weeks of enrollment. The data, released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday, gives the first state-by-state breakdown of enrollment. Florida’s enrollment is nearly double that of Texas, […]

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This article was originally published on the Florida Department of Health.  Text4baby is a free service that will send three text messages a week to you with information timed to your due date.  This information will be on a variety of topics such as prenatal care, immunizations, nutrition, oral health, safe sleep, seasonal flu, preventing […]

Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge

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This article was published by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward). “This year, the only thing that should be stuffed for the holidays is the turkey.” That’s the motto of the 11th Annual “Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge,” a seven-week, email-based event that helps people avoid the bulge […]

Nearly half of Americans now have high blood pressure, based on new guidelines

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CNN)Tens of millions more Americans now have high blood pressure. Almost half of all Americans — 46% — are now considered to be in the high blood pressure category based on new guidelines released Monday. High blood pressure should be treated at 130/80 rather than 140/90, according to the new parameters set forth by the American Heart Association, the […]