Miami Dade College (MDC) will once again offer free medical, dental and vision screenings to hundreds in the community at its popular Fifth Annual Community Health Fair, sponsored by Aetna, which will take place at the college's Medical Center Campus, located in the heart of the city's medical district, on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The fair, free and open to all ages, will include glaucoma, glucose and cholesterol tests, some mammograms, information on nutrition, heart disease, cancer prevention, a blood drive, and so much more. This year's new event will be a â€œStress Relief Zone that will include free chair massages and more.
The global humanitarian organization Save the Children is supporting efforts to promote breastfeeding among new mothers in Haiti to ensure the protection of the youngest and most vulnerable survivors of the devastating January 12 earthquake.
The agency has translated internationally recognized public health messages into Creole, which are currently being broadcast on local radio stations.
As a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary expanded its recall of some of its over-the-counter drugs on Friday, federal health officials said a warning letter has been sent to the company for failing to act quickly to take the products off the shelves after customers were sickened by a moldy smell on the medications.
"This morning, McNeil Consumer Healthcare voluntarily expanded its recall of over-the-counter drugs to include approximately 500 lots of products," Deborah M. Autor, director of the Office of Compliance in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said during a morning teleconference Friday.
What: The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will join for the first time at the regional meeting and panel discussion on "Engineering Innovations in Healthcare" at the University of Miami. A world-renowned group of speakers will convene for an afternoon of intriguing remarks, presentations, and a panel discussion, moderated by University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala.