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WIC Kids Are off To A Healthy Start!

     “WIC helps mothers, babies and young children stay healthier,” said Dr. Paula Thaqi, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, which operates WIC locally. “Families may be missing out on valuable nutrition benefits because they delay signing up.” […]

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Sickle Cell Strong: Sickle Cell Disease Advocate Marie Ojiambo

     Ojiambo, who graduated from St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in New York and who specializes in pre-clinical Pharmaceutical Research, is also the founder of the Sickle Strong Initiative—a Kenyan-based NGO whose mandate is to raise awareness around sickle cell disease and advocate for better health care opportunities for patients suffering from the disease in Kenya. […]

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Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, and Community Care Plan announce Vaccinate Broward Initiative

With the start of the 2019/2020 school year approaching, Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, and Community Care Plan are pleased to announce the launch of Vaccinate Broward, a collaboration to ensure that children in Broward County are fully vaccinated. Vaccinate Broward will educate the public about disease prevention through vaccination, dispel common misconceptions about vaccinations, and provide free vaccinations to Broward County children and young adults on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

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Black Women Taking on the Fight Against Diabetes

   Over 30 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes—including nearly 13% of all non-Hispanic Black people. According to the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, African Americans are 80% more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes and the majority of them are women. […]