Community Wellness


Roundup: Mosquito-Borne Illness Advisory; More Ex-Smokers Face...

Third Case of Mosquito-Borne Dengue Confirmed in Miami-Dade Another locally transmitted case of dengue fever has been confirmed in Miami-Dade County — the third since...

August 30, 2019 / 4 min read


Your BMI and What to Make of...

A person’s BMI, or “body mass index,” has been gaining prominence in the national conversation about ideal weight and how it ties into overall health....

August 26, 2019 / 2 min read


Contact Lens Health Requires Your Focus

More than 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. For the most part, they are convenient and easy-to-use during work or play. While...

August 22, 2019 / 2 min read


Tips on Creating the ‘Fitness Habit’

When it comes to losing weight and getting fit, most people try to rely on willpower instead of developing a strategy for changing habits.

August 7, 2019 / 2 min read


Breastfeeding: Maintaining a Nutritious Diet

A breastfeeding diet is much the same as during pregnancy, with a few differences. It’s important to have a variety of foods to make sure...

August 6, 2019 / 3 min read


Hepatitis-A Health Alert: What You Need to...

The Florida Surgeon General has declared a public health emergency in response to the state’s rising cases of Hepatitis A, a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of...

August 5, 2019 / 3 min read


Heat Wave: How to Stay Healthy as...

Summer seems like the season when we should be most carefree. But it actually is associated with a spike in injuries and illnesses, statistics show....

July 10, 2019 / 3 min read


Defying the Odds: He Survives Twice-Ruptured Brain...

A network engineer and father, Javier Quintana, 53, was very active and physically fit, playing tennis regularly and weight training three times a week. But...

July 9, 2019 / 2 min read


Facts About ‘Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ and Precautions You...

After two cases of “flesh-eating bacteria” infections were reported recently from contact with waters off Florida’s west coast and panhandle, public health officials and physicians...

July 8, 2019 / 3 min read