Health Education


Roundup: Parental Smoking Linked to Higher Risk...

Previous studies have already looked at the dangers of secondhand smoke to growing children, but new research adds another level of concern. Parents who smoke...

April 14, 2017 / 4 min read


Homestead Hospital Pioneering HIV Awareness

As part of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, health officials are saluting a unique screening program at Homestead Hospital that is helping to...

April 10, 2017 / 2 min read


Roundup: Florida’s ‘Healthiest’ Counties are Ranked; It’s...

The annual health ranking of Florida’s 67 counties that measures such factors as smoking rates, obesity, physical inactivity and “food environment” has been released and...

March 31, 2017 / 3 min read


Cracking the Codes of Nutritional Buzzwords

If you find yourself looking more carefully at food labels in the grocery store, you’re not alone. More people than ever are seeking healthier options,...

March 30, 2017 / 5 min read


Diabetes Alert Day: Find Out Now If...

When it comes to diabetes in the U.S., the rate of new cases has finally slowed, say U.S. public health officials. But the overall trend...

March 28, 2017 / 2 min read


Hispanics and Skin Cancer: Myths, Attitudes May...

In culturally diverse South Florida, the sun’s rays are a year-round mainstay, even through winter and in between rainy-season thunderstorms. So it’s not surprising that...

March 22, 2017 / 3 min read


Top 10 Poison Dangers for Children (Infographic)

Half of the 2.2 million poisoning cases called into the country's 56 poison control centers each year involve a child under six years old.

March 21, 2017 / 1 min read


Going Green for Wellness at Wesley Matthews...

The color of the day at Wesley Matthews Elementary School was most definitely green. But it wasn’t necessarily to celebrate the Luck O’ the Irish...

March 17, 2017 / 1 min read


Herbal Supplements May Pose Risks to Some...

Several herbal supplements have the potential to reduce the effectiveness of medication prescribed to patients with certain heart-related conditions, according to a research review published...

March 15, 2017 / 2 min read