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Miami Dade College (MDC) and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) are now partners in an ongoing project aimed at providing local residents low-cost dental services performed by dental students from both academic institutions once a week for the remainder of the year. The new Community Collaborative Partnership between NSU's School of Dental Medicine and MDC's Dental Hygiene Program officially began at the start of this fall semester.

Upper level dental students will directly treat patients at MDC's Dental Hygiene Clinic on a one-month rotation basis, one day a week until the end of the academic year. Six students from NSU are assigned each week and approximately 24 patients will be served each day. MDC dental hygiene students will provide services such as cleanings, sealants, and X-Rays.

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The United States said it has partnered with the Guyana government and pharmaceutical companies in expediting the registration of HIV/AIDS drugs for children.

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby said here last month that the new public-private partnership between the Bharrat Jagdeo administration in Guyana and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) would make “safe pediatric HIV medications available faster in Guyana by expediting the country's drug registration process.

sheymanfluAbout 100 residents went to the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center on October 8, 2010 to receive free flu vaccines. The event was hosted by Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, Sunny Isles Beach Commissioner Roz Brezin, and the Miami-Dade County Health Department. The immunizations were free of charge to elderly residents and children, offered at a low price of $25 for anyone else who was interested in receiving a vaccine.

"While the flu might be just a passing illness for many residents, it can be more severe in older and younger people, said Commissioner Heyman. “This annual vaccine clinic offers affordable preventative medicine and an option for people to get easy access care.



The Miami-Dade County Health Department in collaboration with the City of Hialeah Department of Parks and Recreation's Early Prevention and Intervention Youth Program (E.P.I), and the City of Hialeah's Mayor Julio Robaina invite the community to attend the Fourth Annual Youth Tobacco Prevention Summit on Friday, November 5, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Goodlet Park, located at 4200 West 8th Avenue, Hialeah, FL  33013.

This year the Youth Tobacco Prevention Summit will highlight the candy-flavored tobacco products that have emerged from big tobacco companies. These new, flavored tobacco products are now being used to allure youth into lifelong tobacco addiction.  Flavored tobacco products are as addictive and carry the same health risks as regular tobacco products like lung diseases, cancers, and strokes. (U.S Food and Drug Administration).

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