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Mosquito Bite Protection in Florida

Not all mosquitoes are the same. Different mosquitoes spread different diseases and bite at different times of the day. Some mosquito species bite during the day, such as those mosquitoes that can spread chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses. Other species of mosquitoes bite most often at dawn and dusk, including…


5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure

Source:Center for Disease Control and Prevention What you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans,1 yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are…


AEDs and CPR = SAVED LIVES

As reported in SharkBytes on Feb. 17, 2016 and in the Sun Sentinel on March 4, 2016, two colleagues who work in NSU’s Physical Plant, Anthony Iovino, B.S., assistant director, and Edgar Ruiz, M.I.B.A., manager of fire and life safety, used their lifesaving skills to rescue a coworker. The two…


Vaccinations are Important for Adults Too

Are your immunizations and vaccinations up to date? Did you know that adults need vaccines too? There are many important reasons for adults to get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you talk to your health care provider or pharmacist to make sure you are up-to-date on the vaccines that…


Concussion Safety

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Concussion Safety Starts with You For more than a decade, CDC’s Injury Center has helped advance the public health response to concussion. Through our HEADS UP campaign, we put concussion educational materials into the hands of coaches, parents, athletes, and school and health…


Don’t miss out on the FREE Single Session Therapy Consultation offered by Brief Therapy Institute

The Brief Therapy Institute is offering a FREE one-hour private consultation on Fridays, beginning January 8  through April 1 from 3:00 – 9:00 pm. The Brief Therapy Institute is an affordable counseling agency staffed with graduate interns supervised by the faculty of the Department of Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern…


November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention Learn about the many types of seizures. A seizure is a short change in normal brain activity that can cause changes in awareness, behavior, or body movement. Because anyone can have a seizure, it’s important to recognize seizure symptoms and to know how…


It’s Your Life. Treat Your Diabetes Well.

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention November is National Diabetes Month. Make it your time to take charge of your type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a longer, healthier life. Preventive care for people with diabetes—and for the risk factors that cause related health problems—has improved significantly over…


Have Arthritis? Take Action

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention Arthritis is one of the most common causes of disability. Four strategies can help people with arthritis thrive. In the U.S., 53 million adults live with arthritis and almost half of adults 65 years of age or older have the condition. Limitations to…


October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness (SIDS) Month

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention October is SIDS Awareness Month. Learn more about infant deaths from SIDS and other causes, and take action to reduce the risk. Start by always placing babies on their backs to sleep. Understanding the Problem About 3,500 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly each…


How to Stay Healthy and Safe While Swimming

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pools, waterparks, hot tubs/spas, splash pads, and water playgrounds are great places to have fun, be active, or just relax. Having fun while you swim this summer means knowing how to stay healthy and safe while enjoying the water! Swimming is one of…


E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) in today’s Morbidity and Mortality…


Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Ice Cream Products

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Highlights: Read the Advice to Consumers, Institutions, and Retailers>> State and local health officials, CDC, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collaborating to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis) likely linked to certain Blue Bell brand ice cream…


Measles: Make Sure Your Child Is Protected

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Measles is a highly contagious disease. It can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on vaccinations, including before traveling abroad. Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Measles…


Healthy Weight – it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle!

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Balancing Calories There’s a lot of talk about the different components of food. Whether you’re consuming carbohydrates, fats, or proteins all of them contain calories. If your diet focus is on any one of these alone, you’re missing the bigger picture. The Caloric…


Prevent the Spread of Norovirus ( Food Poisoning )

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Norovirus causes many people to become ill with vomiting and diarrhea each year. You can help protect yourself and others by washing your hands often and following simple tips to stay healthy. Noroviruses are a group of related viruses that can cause gastroenteritis…


Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

Source: mayoclinic.org Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression. The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands…


November is National Diabetes Awareness Month-Make an Appointment for an Eye Exam Today

Diabetes is on the rise. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is estimated to affect 29 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population. That is up from the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010. One in four people with diabetes does not know…


Key Facts about the Spread of Ebola

Don’t be uninformed – learn the facts about the Ebola virus. What is Ebola? Ebola is a severe, often fatal disease. Symptoms are listed below and may appear from 2-21 days after exposure, though 8-10 days is most common. How does Ebola spread? You can only get Ebola from direct…


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Source: American Cancer Society Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. The American Cancer Society is actively fighting breast cancer by helping…


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