Counterfeit Cosmetics Health Warning

Counterfeit Cosmetics Health Warning

  You see what appears to be your favorite brand name eye shadow, eye liner, or fragrance for sale at a flea market or on an unfamiliar website. You notice the price is lower than what you normally pay at your favorite retail store or through an authorized online dealer. Before you hand over your […]

Measles outbreak in the U.S.

Measles outbreak in the U.S.

  As of December 5, 2013, 175 people in the United States have been reported as having Measles. This year, Measles outbreaks have occurred in several states. One outbreak, in New York, is the largest outbreak in 15 years in the United States. An outbreak in North Carolina has also resulted in numerous cases. Most […]

Family health history could save your life

Family health history could save your life

  Family health history connects people to their past and their future. Knowing one’s family health history is a key part of reducing future health risks. As Benjamin Franklin once said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Why is family health history important? According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

New trouble for pediatric dentists Rebecca and Michael Tarver

New trouble for pediatric dentists Rebecca and Michael Tarver

  Ocala, Florida — New trouble for Churchill Pediatric Dentistry, formerly Polliwog Dental, owner Rebecca Tarver and former Polliwog Dental owner Michael Tarver. In late October, two former employees that were fired by the pediatric dentists in retaliation for cooperating with DOH, filed a lawsuit against Polliwog Dental, LLC. The complaint is for violating the […]

Protection From Food Poisoning

Protection From Food Poisoning

  Tallahassee, Florida — This holiday season, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) encourages Floridians to properly prepare meals and store food in order to prevent foodborne-illness or diseases caused by eating contaminated foods and drinks. “Preventing foodborne-illness is important to keep your family safe and healthy during the holidays and year round,” said Jamie […]

Food Recall Safety Health Alert

Food Recall Safety Health Alert

  According to an FDA release, Following the Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. (“Reser’s”) recall where select Reser’s products were recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Taylor Farms Tennessee, Inc. (“TFTN”) and Taylor Farms Maryland, Inc. (“TFMD”) are voluntarily recalling a limited number of products that contain Reser’s recalled ingredients. There […]

Michael Tarver, owner of Polliwog, hopes to get license back

Michael Tarver, owner of Polliwog, hopes to get license back

  Ocala, Florida — Michael Tarver, the owner of Polliwog Dental, LLC., is hoping to have his licensed reinstated this month. Tarver, whom practices pediatric dentistry, got his medical license suspended in early September 2013 after serious allegations of child endangerment surfaced. Starting in 2012, Tarver has had multiple complaints files against him at the […]

UPDATE: Norovirus Confirmed October 9, 2013 Marion County

UPDATE: Norovirus Confirmed October 9, 2013 Marion County

  Marion County, Florida—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County determined on October 9, 2013 that Norovirus is the cause of a recent outbreak of gastrointestinal illness at East Marion Elementary School.     The Department wants residents to be aware of the symptoms of the illness, and take precautions to prevent contracting gastrointestinal […]

Obamacare facts & what it means for you; creast cancer, the young, the elderly

Obamacare facts & what it means for you; creast cancer, the young, the elderly

  In light of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are some facts that should be considered in regards to Obamacare. During a press conference, Obama made reference that “The Affordable Healthcare Act could save the lives of cancer patients.” After careful evaluation of the Affordable Healthcare Act schedules, a person could reasonably conclude […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What are the symptoms of breast cancer? When breast cancer starts out, it is too small to feel and does not cause signs and symptoms. As it grows, breast cancer can cause changes in how the breast looks or feels.         Symptoms may include: New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit). […]

Viagra – A hard penis lesson to learn

Viagra – A hard penis lesson to learn

  Gigante, Colombia — A man impressing a girlfriend with his penis is every guys secret goal, and a 66-year-old Colombian man tried to do just that. The 66-year-old former politician wanted to impress his new girlfriend so badly, he intentionally ingested a handful of Viagra in hopes of pleasuring his new found lover. However, […]

Health Plans Selected For The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance Program

Health Plans Selected For The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance Program

  The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) selected the health plans it will contract with for the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program. The Agency selected 10 general, non-specialty MMA plans via a competitive bidding process. In addition, the Agency selected five companies to provide specialty plans, including specialty plans focused on HIV/AIDS, child welfare […]

Ocala Regional May Have Caused A Fathers Death

Ocala Regional May Have Caused A Fathers Death

OCALA, Florida — Recent allegations among healthcare facilities seems to be the topic in every Facebook status in the past month. First Polliwog Dental and most recently Ocala Regional Medical Center.       Ocala Regional Medical Center was recently investigated by the Agency for Health Care Administration and found that laws had been broken […]

Motrin Infants’ Drops Recall Alert September 2013

Motrin Infants’ Drops Recall Alert September 2013

  Recall Alert — September 6, 2013 – McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. (“McNeil”) is voluntarily recalling at the retail level three lots, approximately 200,000 bottles, of Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz bottles distributed in the United States (see full product list below). This recall is being conducted […]

Medical license suspended for Polliwog Dental owner, Michael Tarver

Medical license suspended for Polliwog Dental owner, Michael Tarver

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post first ran a story on Polliwog Dental on August 30,2013, after the owner, Michael Tarver, lashed out directly toward Medicaid patients. Polliwog Dental was investigated by the DEA back in July for suspicion of over medicating children. Specifically using Demerol to sedate and “control” children whom Mr. Tarver felt were […]

Marion County Tuberculosis Health Alert Update

Marion County Tuberculosis Health Alert Update

This in an update in regards to the tuberculosis outbreak in the Ocala-Marion County area. We reached out to the Department of Health (DOH) and we have received further information.     Mr. Ackerman, the Public Information Officer for the Department of Health in Marion County said, “None of the 12 people who tested positive […]

Tuberculosis Health Alert Marion County

Tuberculosis Health Alert Marion County

Ocala – Marion County – After a Marion High School Student tested positive for tuberculosis back in August, Marion County is now investigating 12 more cases. According to the Health Department, 12 more cases have been confirmed. The Marion County Health Department said that family members, friends, classmates, and teachers from both North Marion High […]