MalikaHealth Foundation of South Florida elected Melida Akiti, Vice President of South Broward Community Health Services/Memorial Health System and Luther Brewster, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine & Society at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, to its Board of Directors.

The Board leads Florida’s largest nonprofit philanthropy devoted to establishing South Florida as a leader in community health and prevention. “Melida Akiti and Luther Brewster share Health Foundation’s vision to create a culture of health that enables residents in Miami-Dade, Monroe and Broward Counties to lead healthier lives,” said Health Foundation of South Florida Board Chairman Richard Laviña.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County recognizes March as National Nutrition Month® - a time to return to the basics of healthy eating. This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, encourages everyone to explore new foods, flavors, and “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.”

This year’s theme “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” focuses on combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that follow the Dietary Guidelines recommendations.

Among the foremost children’s advocates in Washington DC, some are concerned that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), one of the most popular health coverage programs, may not be reauthorized.

The majority of CHIP’s funding is set to expire in 2015. The program provides health coverage for children from lower-income families that do not meet the income requirements for Medicaid and don’t have access to coverage through an employer.

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It was all about Health and Wellness On Saturday February 22nd as Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center and the city of Lauderhill hosted the very first Dr. Fidel Goldson Sr. Commemorative Day.

The event was kicked off with a Zumba warm-up and continued with a 5k run/walk where entire families ranging from great grandparents to toddlers participated. The winner trophy went to Courtney Warren who came in just above 17 minutes.