Health

DCHD Recognizes November as National Diabetes Month

 

The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) recognizes November as National Diabetes Month, an opportunity to educate our community regarding the seriousness of diabetes and the complications that can occur. DCHD advises that everyone should use this time to become aware of the risk factors and complications of diabetes, along with effective preventive measures. It is the responsibility of the entire community to learn more about diabetes and the actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of occurrences and complications.

Cash for Candy, Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Halloween Sweets

Cash for Candy, Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Halloween Sweets

Trick-or treaters can bring their Halloween candy to Cypress Point Family Dentistry at 8130 Baymeadows Circle West, Suite 103 in Jacksonville Wednesday, November 2nd from 4-6:30 PM and receive $1 per pound of candy! Dr. Franklin Rios is putting his money where his mouth is by buying cavity-provoking candy back from kids. The treats will be shipped to our troops overseas so they can enjoy Halloween away from home. 

Update: Mosquito-borne Illness Alert for Duval County Continues

Jacksonville, FL -- The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) continues its mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. One additional human case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been reported (confirmed or probable) during the current update period. The most recent case involves a 72 year-old female resident. Duval County has 19 reported cases of WNV in 2011. There have been two reported deaths associated with a confirmed case of WNV.

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run.  The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 10, 2011 beginning with the Fun Run at 5:30 PM followed by the 5k at 6:00 PM. 

ElderSource Event Honoring Advocates and Caregivers

ElderSource Event Honoring Advocates and Caregivers

Friends of ElderSource is excited to announce it's upcoming signature event, A Night with the Stars. The event will honor advocates and caregivers of elders in our community. Honorable Mayor Alvin Brown will be the keynote speaker and Mrs. Delores Barr Weaver will be recognized for her compassion for elders.

Think Pink This Month at BlackFinn

 

To do its part in helping beat breast cancer, BlackFinn American Grille will host a series of happy hours each Friday in October, with proceeds benefiting various local breast cancer-related charities.