Ocala, Florida — John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, ordered the emergency restriction of the license of Cristine Townsend Kitchings, R.N., to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Florida. Kitchings previously participated in the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) in the early 1990s and received discipline […]
Marion County, Florida – In addition to fighting fires, responding to car accidents, and other medical emergencies, your Marion County firefighters are sporting the color pink throughout October in efforts to fight breast and other cancers. Firefighters exposed to carcinogens and other chemicals while on the job are disproportionately diagnosed with breast cancer – just […]
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Ocala, Florida —The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Marion County. A horse tested positive for the West Nile virus and there is a heightened concern that residents will become ill. The horse was located on a farm […]
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Ocala, Florida — Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition that can be very debilitating and even result in the death of the individual afflicted. This condition not only disproportionally affects soldiers, but also firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and law enforcement officers. Marcel “Butch” Verrando, who currently serves the citizens of Marion County as a […]
Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida Department of Health acknowledges that September 9, 2014, is recognized as International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. FASDs are a group of conditions that can cause birth defects and developmental disabilities in a baby whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. Pregnant women — and women who are […]
Have you ever wondered what rat meat would taste like? Well, Chinese law enforcement has arrested over 900 people for selling rat and tainted meat in the past year. This problem is not only in China, but it is also in England and Vietnam. A lot of the black market meat, which England receives, […]
Ocala, Florida — Join the fight on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for the “In Hot Pursuit: Running for a Cure 5K”, hosted by Marion County Public Safety Supports a Cure. All proceeds from this event benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
LAST DAY IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014. Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 202 SW 17th Street, Suite A, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $25.00. Patients must be at least 12-years-old. Mention this article to receive $5.00 off or print. Call to schedule your appointment today, 352-629-5939. […]
Tallahassee, Florida — August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and Healthiest Weight Florida, in collaboration with WIC, Healthy Start, the Florida Child Care Food Program and the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, is announcing its own August Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to promote breastfeeding as a vital health activity as […]
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 3-4:30 p.m. join Ocala Pool Boys for a free life saving event! Learn about hands-on CPR, fire safety from Ocala Fire Rescue, pool and swim safety from ISR (Infant Swimming Resource), and heat safety from the Ocala Police Department. For more information call 352-622-3827.
Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida Department of Health today confirmed the first cases of locally acquired chikungunya (\chik-en-gun-ye) fever, one in Miami Dade County and the other in Palm Beach County. Chikungunya is a disease spread by bites from infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. If a person is infected and bitten by a […]
Ocala, Florida — Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1–4. On average, more than 1,000 children die each year in the U.S. due to unintentional drowning and more than 5,000 are seen in emergency rooms for injuries from near-drowning incidents. In an effort to protect Marion County’s children […]
Ocala, Florida — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today announced the WIC offices located in Dunnellon and Lynn will close in July. Currently these sites are open two days per month on alternating Wednesdays. All clients served at these two sites are already reassigned to receive services at the other locations. The […]
Ocala, Florida — Today, July 3, 2014, The Florida Department of Health in Marion County advised residents that a horse located about a mile west of Ocala Springs Elementary School tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis infection. This is the third horse to test positive for the Eastern equine encephalitis virus in Marion County. Horses […]
For the first time in nearly a century, there will be a full moon rising tonight, Friday the 13th. And for some, superstitions of these two phenomena are very real. The last time it happened was on October13, 2000, and it won’t occur again until August 13, 2049. If you’re a selenophobic— people who fear […]
Ocala, Florida — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today advised residents that a horse located about four miles east of Citra tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis infection. This is the second horse to test positive for the Eastern equine encephalitis virus in Marion County. A horse in the Sparr area tested […]
According to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, most of the people who reach for gluten-free products don’t have celiac disease and or even a sensitivity to wheat. “The market for gluten-free products is exploding. Why? Because many people have bought into the hype that a gluten-free diet is healthier,” said Peter H.R. Green, […]
Orlando, Florida — The Florida Department of Health today confirmed the first Florida case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in a patient at an Orlando hospital. “The Florida Department of Health is working closely with hospital officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure appropriate care of […]