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Florida Department of Health in Broward County issues mosquito-borne illness advisory

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) today issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory after confirming a locally acquired case of Chikungunya Fever, a disease spread by bites from infected mosquitoes. If a person is infected and bitten by a mosquito, that mosquito may later spread the infection by biting another person. ...

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High Rates of Obesity Among Black Women

Photo credit: Martin Barraud/Getty Images When you hear about the growing waistline of the United States, study after study, report after report, seems to place special focus on minority communities, particularly African Americans. According to the CDC: Nearly 60 percent of black women are obese Nearly 38 percent of black men 20 years and over are obese CDC studies also have shown that obesity rates can var ...

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