Health

The Truth About “Becky and Teddy”

The Truth About “Becky and Teddy”

The Truth About “Becky and Teddy”
A Teen and Young Adult Heath Summit
September 17, 2011 - 9am to 2pm
First Timothy Baptist Church
12103 Biscayne Blvd - Jacksonville, Florida 32218
This is a Free event and lunch will be served.
Special Sessions for Adults.

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The Truth for Teens and Young Adults
The truth is that the best proactive measures for Teens
and Young Adults is Education. Preaching,
threatening, scolding and even punishing are
not true deterrents to changing behaviors of
Teens and Young Adults.

When it comes to reinforcing and understanding
the dangers and consequences of unprotected
sex, drug use, obesity, alcohol, dangers with
social media, and situations of bullying,
parents must use tools available to
“get through” to their Teens and Young Adults.

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.

The YMCA is doing everything possible to raise awareness for the startling reality of our country's diabetes epidemic. Locally, the Y has planned a week of free screenings, September 19 through 22, open to everyone in the community to learn their risk.

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.

The YMCA is doing everything possible to raise awareness for the startling reality of our country's diabetes epidemic. Locally, the Y has planned a week of free screenings, September 19 through 22, open to everyone in the community to learn their risk.

Local Businesses Wearing Jeans Sept. 14 to Support Shands Jacksonville & Wolfson Children's Hospital

Local Businesses Wearing Jeans Sept. 14 to Support Shands Jacksonville & Wolfson Children's Hospital

 

Auction Direct USA

                             Osprey Village

                                    Marriott

                                    Smith, Gambrell, & Russell LLP

Nemours Asks Community How to Spend $500,000 to Help Kids

Nemours Children’s Hospital, today unveiled a specially designed facebook poll that will enable the community to decide how to best use a $500,000 grant to enhance care for children at the hospital, which opens in the fall of 2012.  The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation of Winter Park, Florida provided the generous grant to Nemours without any restrictions, in turn, Nemours is asking the community to decide how to best use the funds to further elevate the care available to children in the Central Florida community. 

Buying Colored Contacts Outside a Doctor's Office Could be Dangerous

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Color contacts are used to give you a different look. Say - Blue eyes when your eyes are brown. But if you don't get them from a doctor and use them correctly, you could do serious damage to your eye. And one local store had the lenses on the shevles.

A local Optician contacted First Coast News after one of his patients saw the lenses at a gas station.

"She had noticed a teenager purchasing contacts at a gas station. And she said hey, is this legal? It doesn't seem legal," said Vice Cottone, an Optician.

In Florida it's a felony to sell contact lenses without a prescription.

Cottone thought it was so serious, he went out to the gas station himself.

"Went out there and checked it out, and sure enough they were selling contact lenses at a gas station," he said.  

Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its

September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

 

WHAT:                        This month, seniors and boomers around the country are celebrating living longer, fuller lives by making proactive changes in their lifestyles in order to stay healthy as aging occurs. To assist them with these healthy choices, the Jacksonville Florida Blue center invites local seniors and their families to its free Health Seminar observing Senior Wellness Month on September 10.