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A thermal camera system monitoring body heat in Santo Domingo, DR. If these Caribbean nations were your home instead of the United States, you will be paying a whole lot less for health care. However, the con is could have a slightly shorter life span. Here are the top 10 cheaper places for health care across the Caribbean region:
Broward March of Dimes’ annual fundraiser raises funds, awareness for stronger, healthier babies.  On April 30, 2016, thousands are expected to come together at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Davie, FL, to take part in the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies walk. March for Babies is the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honouring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Each year in the United States, one in nine babies is born prematurely – 29,000 of them right here in Florida. Though the U.S. premature birth rate declined for the seventh year in a row, it is still higher than most developed nations at 11.4 percent.
Annie Neasman, President and CEO of Jessie Trice Community Health Center Inc., in Miami Dade, FL, has been inducted into the Grassroots Hall of Fame for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Grassroots Hall of Fame members have made lasting contributions to insuring the creation, survival and strength of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Movement through their dedicated and tireless efforts over many years. Ms Neasman was presented the Hall of Fame Award at the 2016 NACHC Policy and Issues Forum in Washington, D.C., an event attended by more than 2,000 health center leaders from around the country.
The healthcare capacity in the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) facilities will be boosted through the commitment of J$9.6 million dollars from bauxite/alumina company Jamalco. The first of two disbursements valued at $4.8 million was handed over to the SRHA on Thursday, April 15 at the Jamalco office in Clarendon.
Dr. Luckner C. Denord, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Jessie Trice Community Health Center, is one of 18 executives recently selected to the prestigious Baldrige Executive Fellows Program. This program is the only executive leadership fellowship that provides one-on-one access to leaders of Baldrige Award recipient organizations and the opportunity to learn role-model leadership strategies from these high-performing executives.
The First Annual Tri-County Help Me Grow Pediatric Healthcare Provider Brunch was held on March 2, 2016. Collaborations are what make 2-1-1 Borward so special and taking time to celebrate those professional relationships help strengthen our community ties. For the first time, Help Me Grow providers from 2-1-1's Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach/Treasure Coast joined forces at Broward Health Medical Center to create a very successful afternoon for this purpose.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 19:39

Florida Department of Health in Broward

Women with little or no health insurance can give themselves a Mother’s Day gift of health by receiving free mammograms at a special event on Saturday, May 14. Broward Health and the Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) are sponsoring the free breast cancer screenings for women up to age 65 who do not have coverage for the tests.
April is “Autism Awareness Month” and, as part of the recognition of the occasion, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz will kick off the event at 1 p.m. April 5 in the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st St in Miami, Florida. This year’s theme is "Expressing Yourself”. Therefore, eight-year-old musician Jacob Velasquez will perform on the piano at the center. Fifteen-year-old Bryan Fernandez-Cornejo will unveil one or his new a new painting he has been working on. Both youngsters have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:39

Healthy Sleeping Tips For Young Children

For babies and young children, high quality sleep is crucial for development and overall health.  By adopting good, safe sleep habits early, the entire family can get the rest needed to thrive. However, any sleep children do get should be as safe as possible, as sleeping presents hazards just like any other activity. Dr. Deena Blanchard, a partner at Premier Pediatrics in New York City, is offering parents tips for helping young ones sleep soundly and safely.
Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:36

Check Up: Spring Cleaning Your Health

Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers begin to bloom as we all do our best to rejuvenate our homes with a little spring cleaning. As the environment around us begins anew, how do we ensure our bodies get a fresh start as well? An annual physical exam is often the simplest solution. Your annual physical, or yearly check-up, is the most essential part of any doctor’s visit. It’s so important that most insurance companies cover 100 percent of it.
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