Health

Everyone Invited to McKenzie's Run November 19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Everyone is invited to McKenzie's Run, a special event in memory of Bolles student McKenzie Wilson.  The event is a walk/run on November 19th.  Last year more than 2500 people attended.

The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation is hosting the 2 nd annual McKenzie's Run on at 10:00 a.m. at EverBank Field. 

The inaugural McKenzie's Run was held in memory of McKenzie last year on November 20 th.   

It was one of the top 10 attended races on the First Coast in 2010.

More than $150,000 was raised at the inaugural McKenzie's Run, and all the proceeds went to programs that help young people recognize their full potential.

DCHD Recognizes November as National Diabetes Month

 

The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) recognizes November as National Diabetes Month, an opportunity to educate our community regarding the seriousness of diabetes and the complications that can occur. DCHD advises that everyone should use this time to become aware of the risk factors and complications of diabetes, along with effective preventive measures. It is the responsibility of the entire community to learn more about diabetes and the actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of occurrences and complications.

Update: Mosquito-borne Illness Alert for Duval County Continues

Jacksonville, FL -- The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) continues its mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. One additional human case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been reported (confirmed or probable) during the current update period. The most recent case involves a 72 year-old female resident. Duval County has 19 reported cases of WNV in 2011. There have been two reported deaths associated with a confirmed case of WNV.

Nemours Patients' Information May Be at Risk; Data Tapes Lost

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- More than a million Nemours patients' information may be at risk after computer backup tapes were reported missing.

Three unencrypted tapes containing patient billing and employee payroll data are missing from a Nemours facility in Wilmington, Del., according to a statement from Nemours spokesperson John Grabusky.

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The information on them is from about 1.6 million patients, employees, and others who had contact with Nemours facilities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida between 1994 and 2004.

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run.  The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 10, 2011 beginning with the Fun Run at 5:30 PM followed by the 5k at 6:00 PM.