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YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.

The YMCA is doing everything possible to raise awareness for the startling reality of our country's diabetes epidemic. Locally, the Y has planned a week of free screenings, September 19 through 22, open to everyone in the community to learn their risk.

Local Businesses Wearing Jeans Sept. 14 to Support Shands Jacksonville & Wolfson Children's Hospital

Local Businesses Wearing Jeans Sept. 14 to Support Shands Jacksonville & Wolfson Children's Hospital

 

Auction Direct USA

                             Osprey Village

                                    Marriott

                                    Smith, Gambrell, & Russell LLP

Youth Can Win Up To $1,500 in Health-Related PSA Contest

Building on the success of last year’s competition, the Florida Bureau of Immunization (BOI) has announced an open call for entries to its second “You Call the Shots” contest. Teenagers ages 11 to 18 are invited to produce and submit a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) about HPV or meningitis immunizations.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare to Host Bra Decorating Party

St. Vincent’s HealthCare to Host Bra Decorating Party

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This October pink is the new black.  Women and a few good men from all over the first coast will be putting on their pink bras in support of breast cancer awareness month.            

The “Put on Your Pink Bra” concept is part of a statewide American Cancer Society campaign designed to empower women.

 To get in the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness month, St. Vincent’s HealthCare will host a bra decorating party at Maggiano’s Little Italy at the St.Johns Town Center on September 20th from

Buying Colored Contacts Outside a Doctor's Office Could be Dangerous

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Color contacts are used to give you a different look. Say - Blue eyes when your eyes are brown. But if you don't get them from a doctor and use them correctly, you could do serious damage to your eye. And one local store had the lenses on the shevles.

A local Optician contacted First Coast News after one of his patients saw the lenses at a gas station.

"She had noticed a teenager purchasing contacts at a gas station. And she said hey, is this legal? It doesn't seem legal," said Vice Cottone, an Optician.

In Florida it's a felony to sell contact lenses without a prescription.

Cottone thought it was so serious, he went out to the gas station himself.

"Went out there and checked it out, and sure enough they were selling contact lenses at a gas station," he said.  

Skip Suiting Up on Miracle Jeans Day

Skip Suiting Up on Miracle Jeans Day

 

Jacksonville, FL (August 30, 2011)-  It’s time to pull your favorite pair of blue jeans out of the closet and go casual for kids!  Miracle Jeans Day is coming up on September 14, 2011, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is hoping you will join us in making miracles happen in the lives of First Coast children.  All donations from participants will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which purchases critically needed medical equipment and Child Life resources for the pediatric programs of Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. 

 

“Miracle Jeans Day” was created by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as a fun way to get companies involved with their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Participating organizations encourage employees to purchase a sticker, button or a pin for $5, $10 or $20, giving them the privilege to wear jeans to work on Wednesday, September 14.

 

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia Officially Launches New

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia Officially Launches New

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia Officially Launches New Website

 

The New Website was unveiled today at www.CMNJax.com