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The public is asked to protect themselves against mosquito-borne illnesses

During this most recent rainy season, officials at the Broward County Health Department are reminding the public how important it is to eliminate mosquito-breeding sources and to take precautions against mosquito bites. ...

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Mosquito season is here

Broward County’s rainy season is upon us and each day the humidity increases as well- making a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. The Mosquito Control Section of Broward County’s Highway ...

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Chagas Disease: ‘AIDS of the Americas’?

A little-known life-threatening illness caused by blood sucking insects has been labeled the “New AIDS of the Americas” by leading health experts. ...

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25 years fighting HIV/AIDS in minority communities

The month of June holds special significance in the history of America’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. In June of 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first known cases of what would later become known as AIDS. ...

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Perinatal Hepatitis B: What every Mom should know

Since May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, it is an excellent opportunity to focus on actions that can be taken to improve the health and well-being of mothers and their infants. ...

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Road to AIDS 2012: A series of Town Hall Meetings—Las Vegas

The ninth in a series of articles about the Road to AIDS 2012, a 17-city tour that seeks to define the state of the U.S. epidemic and that leads up to the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. ...

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HPV vaccine may help women with cervical conditions

A new study finds that women diagnosed with pre-cancerous cervical conditions after they get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can still benefit from the shot because it cuts their risk of future HPV-related cervical disease. ...

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Hepatitis risk found at barbershops and nail salons

Before going to get a fresh cut or your “nails did,” you may want to consider this potential health concern. Customers in nail salons and barbershops may be at risk for hepatitis infection ...

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Black women twice as likely to die from cervical cancer

Provocative new research might help explain why Black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer: They seem to have more trouble clearing HPV ...

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Hastings on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Recently (May 18, 2012) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) made the following statement regarding HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, ...

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