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Broward Health offers early breast cancer screening to uninsured and underinsured women

Broward Health has announced that it will continue its efforts to promote early detection of breast cancer by offering free mammograms and other breast health services for uninsured ...

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FDA approves new combination vaccine that protects children against two bacterial diseases

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Menhibrix, a combination vaccine for infants and children ages six weeks through 18 months, for prevention of invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitides serogroups C and Y and Haemophilus influenza type b. ...

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DOH sees several high level departures

Several high-level employees have left the Florida Department of Health in recent months, and one of the latest to leave said the departures highlight an agency abandoning its public service mission for political ideology. ...

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AIDS 2012 Civil Society Leadership: Marcus Day

Marcus Day is director of the Caribbean Drug Abuse Research Institute as well as founder and coordinator of the Caribbean Harm Reduction Coalition, based in Castries, St. Lucia. ...

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Hair relaxers are linked to tumors in Black women

Not only do hair relaxers make Black women hair fall out – but it’s causing non-cancerous tumors in their uterine and to make matters worse it’s also making young Black girls develop puberty ...

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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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