Tips for an Allergy-Free Thanksgiving

Tips for an Allergy-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner once again. For people with allergies and asthma, the holidays can be a time of inadvertent allergy exposure and loss of asthma control. Here are some tips, thanks to Allergy & Asthma Specialists of North Florida and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to keep your family healthy while enjoying the holiday season. 

Eyes of Homeless Children

Eyes of Homeless Children

The opportunity to become engaged in “Conversations” about homeless children has become an opportunity to be involved and make significant changes for improvement in the lives of children that society seems to have forgotten or unaware of the growing numbers of homeless children in classrooms. These silent and often times invisible children are important residents of Jacksonville are caught as collateral damage in the volatile economical situation we are experiencing nationwide.

Toddlers and tablets

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Laptops, smart phones, tablets; toddlers can tackle them all!

This generation of children are turning on computers, on average, younger than 3-years-old.

While there are plenty of fun, interactive and educational apps you can download for your kids, a local doctor warns too much screen time isn't healthy for your youngster.

Dr. Holly Antal with Nemours Children's Clinic says like anything, there are limits.

No matter how small the screen your child is starting into, Dr. Antal advises parents to keep their child's screen time to a minimum.

The reason: Dr. Antal says the electronics don't allow kids to exercise all of their senses.

"Tablets, while they're a good distraction at the doctor's office or when you're in the car," Dr. Antal explains, "they just can't replace your child's physical activity and exploration just running around outside."

Respecting All LGBT Students

Respecting All LGBT Students

"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so we weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place." Margaret Mead  1901-1978

Local Conference Seeks to Nurture Blooming Community Gardens Trend on the First Coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Today’s tough economy, combined with an increasing focus on eating healthy and organic foods, have made community gardening one of the hottest trends in urban areas across the country.

Second Harvest North Florida and Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens are working together to nurture that trend in Jacksonville. They are collectively sponsoring the inaugural Northeast Florida Community Gardens Conference on Nov. 3.

Bullying, An American Shame

Bullying, An American Shame

The United States is stated to be the most powerful country in the world. This power is seen first in the Trillion dollar military forces that circle the world,reinforcing American foreign policies and those of our allies.


The events of Thursday, October 25th that happened at Buffalo Wild Wings should NEVER have happened.

As my family and I sat waiting on our meals, the football players from First Coast High School entered. Their friends and some family members entered after winning against Raines High School. That was not the issue, their victory was won fair through an athletic contest.