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If you are at a higher risk for getting sick with Listeria — you are pregnant, 65 or older or have a weakened immune system — you should avoid eating deli meats unless they are heated to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. more
The Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Brain Bus raises awareness about Alzheimer’s and related dementia from any device connected to the internet. more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that use of NSAIDs around 20 weeks or later in pregnancy may cause rare but serious kidney problems in an unborn baby. more
Head-to-toe coverage is available for all Florida kids from birth through the end of age 18, even if one or both parents are working. more
While many people use the terms drug abuse and addiction interchangeably, abuse and addiction have separate and distinct meanings. more
Not all mosquitoes are the same. Different mosquitoes spread different diseases and bite at different times of the day. more
Two horses have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis virus and one horse has tested positive for West Nile virus infection. more
On Oct. 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance to its “How COVID-19 Spreads” website, which includes information about the potential for airborne spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. more
In order to limit exposure and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, some WIC clients in Hendry and Glades Counties may now receive services over the phone without having to come to one of the WIC office locations. more
The Florida Department of Health in Hendry County (DOH- Hendry County) emphasizes the importance for residents and visitors to protect themselves against mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus disease. more
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) celebrates the positive impacts that the Newborn Screening (NBS) Program has made in the state during Newborn Screening Awareness Month more
As the holidays approach, communities wonder what they should do to safely celebrate with their families. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come out with what they are calling “considerations” to help individuals determine what they will do this year. more
The Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Brain Bus will present the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s: Alzheimer’s and other dementia cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. more
The Health Departments in Hendry and Glades Counties will continue to provide Free COVID-19 testing during the month of October for adults and children over 5 years of age. No appointments are needed. No criteria or restrictions for testing. more
Virtual Brain Bus: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. more
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adult obesity prevalence is increasing and racial and ethnic disparities persist. more
The Alzheimer’s Association Virtual Brain Bus is here to help. This statewide outreach initiative raises awareness about Alzheimer’s and related dementia from any device connected to the internet. more
County health departments in Florida are urging residents to contact their health care provider or pharmacy to get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible. more
WEST PALM BEACH — No bones about it! The South Florida Science Center is announcing the fall blockbuster exhibit, Real Bodies: The Exhibition presented by the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation. more
Storms can cause flooding. Skin contact with flood waters alone does not pose a serious health risk. more
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