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Florida Blue Recognizes Duval County Public School Employees During Employee Appreciation Day

Florida Blue Recognizes Duval County Public School Employees During Employee Appreciation Day

The Jacksonville Florida Blue Center invites Duval County Public School employees (DCPS) to an action-packed Employee Appreciation Day in Jacksonville filled with fun for the whole family. DCPS employees and family members are invited to come out for free health screenings, food and great prizes in appreciation for what they do for the community. There will be various activities for children to enjoy while parents learn about wellness and affordable health options.

Affordable Care Act Helps Moms-To-Be Save on Preventive Care

Affordable Care Act Helps Moms-To-Be Save on Preventive Care

Affordable Care Act Helps Moms-To-Be Save on Preventive Care

Health Plans Now Cover Co-Pays for More than a Dozen

Preventive Care Services for Women  

Data from the last two decades indicates that more babies are born in the U.S. during the summer months than in any other time of the year.  But for the first time this year, expectant moms can actually spend less on preventive care than those from years past due to the Affordable Care Act..

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Phyisicans at St. Vincent's Medical Center are warning people about the health effects of the smoke from recent wildfires.  Doctors say they are seeing a rise in the number of patients complaining about irritation from smoke.

Pulmonologist Dr. Thomas Szwed, who works at St. Vincent's Medical Center, says people exercising outdoors may feel the effects.

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Phyisicans at St. Vincent's Medical Center are warning people about the health effects of the smoke from recent wildfires.  Doctors say they are seeing a rise in the number of patients complaining about irritation from smoke.

Pulmonologist Dr. Thomas Szwed, who works at St. Vincent's Medical Center, says people exercising outdoors may feel the effects.

St. Johns County School District Summer Food Service Program

St. Johns County School District Summer Food Service Program

The St. Johns County School District will once again be participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children June 13 through August 5.

Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.

Concussion Summit Educates Local Medical Community

This past weekend, June 4th, Brooks Rehabilitation hosted the 2011 Jacksonville Concussion Summit.  The event featured lectures by Robert Cantu, MD and Kevin Guskeiwicz, Ph.D., ATC on cutting edge knowledge and research on this most relevant topic.  Over 140 medical professionals were in attendance and participated in this summit.  The mission of the Jacksonville Sports Medicne Program who helped to produce this event is to make Jacksonville a safer place to play.  Sports concussions remain a hot topic and this event offered the latest research and insights into concussions for Physicians, Athletic Trainers and medical providers.  A special guest speaker was Florida Representative Ron Renuart, DO who sponsored recent concussion legislation in this past session.  This bill will help to educate parents and supporting youth in the safety of sports and will be re-introduced in the 2012 Legislative Session.

Duval County Public Schools' Provides Breakfast and Lunch This Summer to Children Under 18

Duval County Public Schools will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of June, July and August.