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Sudden Infant Deaths Drop in Florida

Posted: 02/09/2015 - The number of babies dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is declining in Florida, down 86 percent compared to 20 years ago.

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Is It Time to Make Measles Vaccines Mandatory by Law?

Posted: 02/03/2015 - In a rare moment of agreement, both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, believe it shouldn't take a federal law to increase rates of vaccination against the measles in the United States.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness

Updated: 02/03/2015 - February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Bond Community Health Center is observing the day with several events throughout this week.

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CDC "Very Concerned" About Potential for Large Measles Outbreak

Posted: 02/02/2015 - Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said his agency is "very concerned" about the possibility of a large measles outbreak in the U.S. because of the growing number of people who have not been vaccinated against the disease.

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Pinellas County Sheriff Supports Medical Marijuana Bill

Posted: 01/28/2015 - Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told a Florida newspaper that he supports a bill introduced by a state senator that would allow a variety of patients to use a number of different marijuana strains.

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US Health Secretary Burwell visits Florida

Posted: 01/23/2015 - The Obama administration's top health official is heading to Florida where insurance sign-ups under the Affordable Care Act have been robust.

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DOH Partners with USDA in Promoting Child Care Food Program

Posted: 01/15/2015 - The Florida Department of Health joins the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in promoting the Child Care Food Program, a federally funded USDA program that reimburses child care providers for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children.

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Health Advocate Volunteers Needed

Posted: 12/18/2014 - The Coastal Resource and Resiliency Center is seeking candidates to train as Peer Health Advocates to serve coastal Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida.

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FAMU Launches Statewide Diabetes Initiatives

Updated: 11/17/2014 - The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Center for Health Equity (CHE) announces new local and state diabetes initiatives.

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