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SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Basic Training
Date: February 3-5, 2015
10688 Old St Augustine Rd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32257
Register by January 26, 2015 at: www.floridashine.org – click join our team and complete application
Heart MonthDuring the month of February, Americans see the human heart as the symbol of love. February is American Heart Month, a time to show yourself the love. Learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke and stay "heart healthy" for yourself and your loved ones.
February 6th National Wear Red DayWomen are strong. Women are smart. Women solve problems. Women can do anything men can do. And, there are some things we’re even better at – dying of heart disease and stroke. Like breaking barriers? Go Red! And help break the one against heart disease.
National Cancer Prevention MonthIf your New Year’s fervor to get healthy is already losing steam, February -- National Cancer Prevention Month – is a great time to give yourself a second chance.
National Children’s Dental Health MonthEach February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country.
National Senior Independence MonthAs we grow older, some of the simplest tasks can become challenges. Life Care Centers of Elizabethton, Gray and Greeneville understand the fears and doubts that can come with aging. And, we want to give you the support and confidence to overcome those fears and live life independently
Wise Health Consumer MonthWith the rising costs of health care and the complexities of health care treatment, we are put in a position of having to be extremely mindful of our options
and advocate on our own behalf for the best outcome.
Low Vision Awareness MonthLow vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people find everyday tasks difficult to do. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, seeing the TV, and writing can seem challenging. But, many people with low vision are taking charge.
Baker County Health Department Abstinence Program
Tobacco Cessation class:
"Florida's most precious resource is our children, and we are committed to improving the health of babies,” said Dr. Celeste Philip, deputy secretary for Health and deputy state health officer for Children's Medical Services. "The department works hand in hand with families, health care professionals and researchers to improve early disease detection and ensure quality care.”
1 in 33 babies born in the United States will be diagnosed with a major birth defect before his or her first birthday.
Although not all birth defects can be prevented, steps can be taken to increase a woman's chance of having a healthy baby. The department encourages all pregnant women, and those who may become pregnant, to make a PACT:
- Plan ahead
- Before becoming pregnant, discuss your family medical history with your health care provider and seek advice from a genetic counselor if there is a history of birth defects.
- Work to achieve a healthy weight and control medical conditions like diabetes to be as healthy as possible before becoming pregnant.
- Consume 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day to help prevent certain defects.
- Avoid harmful substances
- Avoid drinking alcohol and using tobacco products.
- Be careful with harmful exposures at work and home.
- Choose a healthy lifestyle
- Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean proteins.
- Be physically active daily, if possible.
- Talk to your doctor
- Seek prenatal care as soon as you think you may be pregnant.
- Discuss all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.
The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. The Department is recognizing 125 years of public health in Florida with educational opportunities and events. Please visit www.FLHealth125.gov for more information.
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