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Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Did you know, CPR Week runs from June 1 to June 7? In celebration of National CPR Week we want you to know that anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.

 This June, in honor of National CPR Week, the American Heart Association is calling on all Americans to learn how to give Hands-Only CPR by watching a simple one-minute video at heart.org/cpr.

Olympic Spirit Comes to Andrew Robinson Elementary

Olympic Spirit Comes to Andrew Robinson Elementary

Olympic Spirit Comes to Andrew Robinson Elementary

Each year Duval County Public elementary schools and middle
schools host their Play Day or Field Day events. Andrew Robinson
Elementary is no different. The end of the school year Physical Education
activities at Andrew Robinson Elementary was highlighted by a Play Day
enjoyed by Pre-K to Second grade classes and the first every Track Olympics
for Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade students.

Help To Stretch Your Food Budget

ElderSource announced that it is now accepting applications for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, from elders 60 years of age or older. SNAP, more commonly known as food stamps, is not welfare but a program that helps stretch your food budget without taking away from any other benefits.

To apply for SNAP benefits over the phone, you will need to have ready your income statements, information about your assets, and proof that you are a Florida resident. Once you have gathered all of this information please call ElderSource at 1-888-242-4464 and ask to speak with a SNAP operator.

Jacksonville Based Medical Association Applauds Bills to Preserve Access to Osteoporosis Testing

Jacksonville Based Medical Association Applauds Bills to Preserve Access to Osteoporosis Testing

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) applauds the introduction of legislation in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate that will preserve patient access to osteoporosis testing and treatment services under the Medicare program.

The legislation introduced last night, “Preservation of Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2011,” (H.R. 2020, S. 1096) will extend current Medicare payment rates for energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) tests, through 2013. Without congressional action, Medicare payment rates for this service will be reduced by approximately 50% at the beginning of next year. Physicians will be forced to discontinue DXA tests because payment rates will not cover the cost of providing the procedures.

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

As a part of Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week, state emergency management officials are encouraging every pet owner in Florida to include their animals in their family disaster preparedness plan before the start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. By planning for the needs of your pets, it will greatly increase the chances of their survival during disasters.

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

Looking for a challenge?? Well, sign up for the 6th annual Hammerhead Ocean marathon!The swim marathon has two sepreate legs that are1.25 miles, and 2.5 miles respectively in OPEN WATER. It will be held on August 13, 2011 and begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Bring your swimming gear, and most importantly your endurance!!! For more information log on to www.hammerheadtriathlonclub.com. See you there! 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s Road Show Visits Green Cove Springs Memorial Day RiverFest

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s Road Show Visits Green Cove Springs Memorial Day RiverFest

Health Hits the River:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s

In the Pursuit of Health Road Show Visits

Green Cove Springs Memorial Day RiverFest

Taking their mission of building healthier communities to the people, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) is bringing affordable health care and a healthier tomorrow to Duval County residents during its upcoming In the Pursuit of Health Road Show stop at the Green Cove Springs Memorial Day Riverfest on Monday, May 30.