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Not all mosquitoes are the same. Different mosquitoes spread different diseases and bite at different times of the day. 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
Okeechobee County Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dylan Tedders reports nine Okeechobee High School students may have been exposed to COVID-19 and have been advised to isolate for 14 days. more
The annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup, which is planned for Nov. 21 and 22 this year, has collected thousands of units of blood over the years, saving thousands of lives in the process. more
The Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners has declared October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 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
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Raulerson Hospital will be extending the hours for mammography services on select dates. more
Virtual Brain Bus: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. more
At their Sept. 17 meeting, commissioners expressed dismay the county health department did not have a representative at the meeting to answer questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Treasure Coast Mental Health is so excited to announce their partnership with various agencies on the Treasure Coast to present: “Is Your Story Making You Sick?” — a mental health film screening and CEU discussion. This event will take place on Oct. 13, at 11:30 a.m. more
Your Health Matters: A Health Literacy Workshop Series will be held via Zoom on Tuesdays, Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and 13, from 5 to 6:30 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
Raulerson Hospital, owned by HCA Healthcare, is proud to announce that it has acquired the da Vinci Si Surgical System. more
OKEECHOBEE — On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee changed its visitor guidelines to allow one visitor per day per patient between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Visitors … more
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