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Broward County Human Services Department, Community Partnerships Division, Health Care Services Section has received a $275,000 grant from the National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion to address the risk factors associated with infant mortality. The County, in partnership with Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, will be implementing the Best for Broward Babies program.

Best for Broward Babies is a pilot program that addresses identified risk factors associated with the high infant mortality rate. Best for Broward Babies will implement interventions that include a public awareness campaign on Sexually Transmitted Infections and safe sleeping practices for infants; a medical initiative and "Model Behavior" best practice implementation in major delivery hospitals; and a Comprehensive Fatherhood Mentorship program to provide case management services in group and in-home settings to increase fathers' involvement from the time of conception.

What: Breast cancer is the second deadliest cancer in women; however, early detection of breast cancer can be associated with improved treatment outcomes. Therefore, the American Cancer Society recommends that all women 40 and older have a mammogram every year and the U.S. Preventive Services (USPTF) has recommended that the biennial screening mammography for women should be done between the ages of 50 to 74 years.

The decision to start regular, biennial screening mammography before the age of 50 years should be an individual one after discussion with your physician. To promote breast health and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Women's Diagnostic Center at North Shore Medical Center will offer women digital screening mammograms for a cash only price of $90* through the month of October.

When it comes to maintaining personal style, WAHL knows that a “one size fits all approach doesn't do the trick. That is why they've developed a full line of facial hair trimming and electric shaving products to meet the unique grooming needs of men with curly facial hair especially prominent with African American men.

WAHL multicultural products alleviate concerns of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) that shows itself in the form of razor bumps, in-grown hair and skin irritation from snagging, pulling and uneven cutting often facilitated by curly hair growing back into the skin.

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2010 Community Health Leaders Award, honoring 10 individuals who have overcome daunting odds to improve the health and quality of life for vulnerable men, women and children in underserved communities across the United States.

The Community Health Leaders Award elevates the work of these outstanding individuals to bring national visibility to their extraordinary contributions. Each awardee receives $125,000 to support their ongoing work, as well as opportunities to network and collaborate with other leaders from around the country. This year's winners join a distinguished and diverse group of 173 previous award recipients.

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