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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
National Blood Donor Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Birth Defects Awareness Month
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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