Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Official Press Release — Ocala, Florida — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for Northwest Ocala/Marion County. This is in response to a bite from an infected cat on July 31. This rabies alert is for 60 days and includes the following areas: North U.S. Highway 27 to […]

Back to school and sports physicals

Back to school and sports physicals

Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 2100 SE 17th Street, Suite 901, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $30.00. They are also offering an optional screening/preventative electrocardiogram (EKG) for $25.00. Mention this article and receive $5.00 off these services. Click here to print. Don’t wait until the last […]

Back to school walk-in immunization clinics

Back to school walk-in immunization clinics

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be holding special walk-in immunization clinics starting July 31 for families whose students need shots before the first day of school. The clinics will run through Aug. 11 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the department’s auditorium at […]

Coffee recall: The best part of getting up, is Viagra in your cup…

Coffee recall: The best part of getting up, is Viagra in your cup…

Were you feeling a little stiff this morning? A coffee that is sure to “get men up” in the morning, is being recalled. FDA laboratory analysis allegedly confirmed that Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee (strong man coffee) contains desmethyl carbodenafil. Desmethyl carbodenafil is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved […]

World Health Organization: Gonorrhea becoming impossible to treat

"It is fact that there is a decrease in the use of condoms among those who are promiscuous."

World Health Organization: Gonorrhea becoming impossible to treat

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a warning on Friday, which includes data from 77 countries that shows antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea nearly impossible to treat. Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that infects 78 million people a year. Gonorrhoea can infect the genitals, rectum, and throat. Complications of gonorrhoea disproportionally affect […]

Free dental, vision, and multiple medical services event

Free dental, vision, and multiple medical services event

Trinity Catholic High School and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA presents free dental, vision, and other medical services. The free clinic will be held on July 20-21 (Thursday and Friday), at Trinity Catholic High School, located at 2600 Southwest 42nd Street, Ocala. Doors open at 6 a.m. and will be first come, first served. Doors will remain open […]

Hawthorne residents: Free dental, vision, and medical services

Hawthorne residents: Free dental, vision, and medical services

Southeastern Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA present free dental, vision, and medical services. The clinic will be held on June 18, 2017, at the Southeastern Conference Campground, located at 1771 Highway 20 East, Hawthorne, Florida, 32640. Doors open at 7 a.m. and will be first come, first served. No appointment is needed. […]

No norovirus outbreak in Marion County

No norovirus outbreak in Marion County

Marion County – A rumor making its rounds Wednesday had many parents concerned for the health of their children. The panic was due to an article that was shared on Facebook from the website of a local doctor. The article stated that there was a norovirus outbreak in Marion County. However, parents did not realize that […]

Massive recall on Wells Pharmacy human and veterinarian products

Massive recall on Wells Pharmacy human and veterinarian products

Ocala, Florida – Wells Pharmacy Network (WPN) has recalled all sterile human and veterinary products prepared between February 22, 2016, and September 14, 2016. Also on the list (below), are products that remain within expiry, but are being recalled due to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) concern over the lack of sterility assurance. A spokesperson […]

Second case of Zika in Marion County, neighborhoods not identified

Second case of Zika in Marion County, neighborhoods not identified

The Marion County Health Department confirmed Friday that there is a second case or travel-related Zika in Marion County. As with the first case, the second resident, who is not being named, had traveled to the Dominican Republic. State health officials refuse to identify the neighborhoods where the Zika cases have been identified, citing privacy […]

Confirmed case of Zika in Marion County

Confirmed case of Zika in Marion County

The Florida Department of Health has confirmed a travel-related case of Zika in Marion County. The case was confirmed after the person returned from the Dominican Republic and was seen by a local doctor’s office. This makes 35 counties in Florida with travel-related Zika cases and Marion County is now considered part of the Declaration […]

Marion County residents can take advantage of prediabetes program

Marion County residents can take advantage of prediabetes program

Adults living in Marion County who are overweight and diagnosed with prediabetes can take advantage of a program proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. National Diabetes Prevention Program classes are offered by Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are scheduled to start at […]

Open house at Symphony Healthcare

Open house at Symphony Healthcare

Collaboration makes healthcare function.  Symphony Healthcare makes collaboration successful by involving patients as partners in their care. At  Symphony Healthcare, they help patients stay central in the cause for their health by targeting dietary improvements, stress management, activity, exercise, sleep patterns, and the overall hormonal milieu, specifically insulin resistance. Why Insulin resistance? Because it may […]

Free rapid HIV tests

Free rapid HIV tests

Ocala, Florida —The Florida Department of Health in Marion County and the College of Central Florida are offering free rapid HIV tests Dec. 1 in support of World AIDS Day. Free rapid HIV testing will be available at three locations: College of Central Florida Hampton Center 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Room 105, 2–4 […]

Smoking ban in standardized public housing

Smoking ban in standardized public housing

Florida — Floridians living in standardized public housing may be soon be ban from smoking, as Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro has introduced a smoke-free policy in HUD-affiliated public housing authorities nationwide. The Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida (BTFF), the state’s comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation program, has been working to educate […]

Bad news for parents whose children are enrolled in the Florida Healthy Kids program

Bad news for parents whose children are enrolled in the Florida Healthy Kids program

Florida — Insurance rates for children enrolled in the Florida Healthy Kids full pay insurance plan are going to almost double on October 1, 2015. In response, the Health Insurance Marketplace, or “Obamacare,” is extending its Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to allow families impacted by the rate increase to enroll in health insurance on Healthcare.gov. […]

Aspen Foods recall includes 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken

Aspen Foods recall includes 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken

Ocala, Florida —Aspen Foods, A Division of Koch Poultry Company, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken product that may be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service. The product was distributed Nationwide, however, there are no reported […]

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