Health

10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch in 2011

 10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch in 2011

Obesity-Related Health Problems in Kids: Obese teens are 16 times more likely to become severely obese in adulthood compared with those who are normal weight or overweight. It’s vital that parents do all they can to help kids reach and maintain a healthy weight. It’s not just about their future – it’s about their right now.

Concussions Study Council Kick-Off Meeting

ER Utilization and Admission Rates for Youth Sports-Related Concussions Study Council Kick-Off Meeting

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm
  • Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida
  • Comfort Suites at the World Golf Village
  • 475 Commerce Lake Drive
  • St. Augustine Florida 32095

Dr. Dawn Emerick, Executive Director of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, will facilitate a kick-off meeting for the Concussions Study Council which consists of over 20 medical professionals and sports personnel.

World AIDS Week will be observed in Northeast Florida from Nov. 29 - Dec. 4

The Northeast Florida World AIDS Week Committee has activities planned throughout the week in its continued quest to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Education Days, a quilt display, a Community Awards ceremony, and more will take place during the week.

Use Caution Driving During the Thanksgiving Holiday, Patches of Dense Fog Expected

Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are urging residents and visitors to use caution during the Thanksgiving holiday as patches of dense fog

FWC Launches Database to Help Reduce Derelict Vessels

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched a program this week to help prevent vessels in state waterways from becoming derelict. Through the At-Risk Vessel Program, FWC officers will collaborate with local sheriffs’ offices and police departments to enter information about potential derelict vessels into a statewide database.

Thank You from San Marco Feral Cats

I would like to thank everyone that turned out for the food drive and fundraiser for the spay/neuter effort. We collected enough to trap and fix 4 cats. It is a great start but we have a long way to go. I hope that everyone will visit snmarcoferalcats.bbnow.org and either donate via Pay Pal or click on the tab that says spread the word,with this tab you can e-mail all of your animal lover friends. You can always drop off cat food at 1215 Dorel St. Just put it on the sun porch. Also if you have cats in your area that need to be fixed feel free to email sanmarcoferalcats@att.net or call 904-418-9105 ask for Tom and I will come out and check it out. Thanks again San Marco friends.

Tips: Keep Home and Décor Pest-Free This Holiday Season

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is sharing their tips for how consumers can avoid infestations that can be caused by pests who hide in holiday decorations like Christmas trees, garlands and ornament storage boxes.