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Keep Your Ticker in Tip Top Shape at Florida Blue

Keep Your Ticker in Tip Top Shape at Florida Blue

WHAT:  Heart disease is the leading illness affecting Americans, and also one of the most preventable by making simple lifestyle choices.  In celebration of February being American Heart Month, the Jacksonville Florida Blue center wants to help you learn the basics on maintaining a healthy heart with a FREE Health Fair. 

Welcoming members and non-members from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the Jacksonville Florida Blue Health Fair is offering attendees FREE health screenings including cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure measurements and more; FREE one-on-one wellness consultations; and Florida Blue wellness experts will also be on-site to provide advice on how to maintain a healthy heart.  Attendees will also enjoy FREE stress relieving massages and opportunities to win prizes from Florida Blue. 

Additionally, a nurse educator from Baptist Heart Institute will be onsite.

Safe Kids NE Florida and Wolfson Children’s Hospital Offer Winter Reminder about Bulky Jackets and C

 

Now that winter and some colder temperatures are here, Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by Wolfson Children’s Hospital, has a seasonal reminder for parents and caregivers about transporting children in car seats. Infants, toddlers and children riding in car seats with internal harnesses should not be placed in the car seat with thick jackets, sweaters, or coats on, due to the issue of “coat compression.”

Jax Ice Offers Free Clinics

Jax Ice Offers Free Clinics

The New Year is the perfect time for young people to try out a fun, new activity. Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex invites kids, teens and parents to visit the ice rink for a FREE day of ice hockey and ice skating clinics.

What:     FREE learn to play hockey and learn to skate clinics

When:    Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.

·         8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. – FREE learn to play hockey clinics, equipment included

·         10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – FREE learn to skate clinics, equipment included

Where:   3605 Philips Highway

 

Student of the Week: Alexis Keith

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A writer and illustrator? 

Alexis Keith, a second grader at Windy Hill Elementary School, is well on her way to becoming both. You only have to see her original works as proof, works which are well known among her classmates.

The Student of the Week's secret to writing: adding humor and telling real-life stories.

The Coolest Way to Work Off Your Holiday Meal & Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolution

The Coolest Way to Work Off Your Holiday Meal & Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolution

 

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – This year, when you experience the satisfied, yet suffocating feeling following your holiday meal, don’t let it confine you to the couch. Instead, come skate off the food and kick-start your New Year’s resolution to live a healthy lifestyle at Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex’s Annual Christmas Day and New Year’s Family Skates.

Both skating events are open to the public. The Christmas Day Family Skate is on Sunday, Dec. 25 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes skate rental, hot cocoa and a holiday cookie.

The New Year’s Family Skate is on Sunday, Jan.1 from 7:00-9:30 p.m.  Admission is $10 and includes skate rental. The Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex is located at 3605 Philips Highway.

Child Wellness Tips: Stay Active This Holiday Season!

Child Wellness Tips: Stay Active This Holiday Season!

 

From author, Stephanie Walsh, M.D., Medical Director, Child Wellness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

The holiday season has arrived! It’s a time for parties, presents and holiday cheer. However, it can also be a season of little activity and over-indulging. As the weather cools down, children are often tempted to stay inside in front of the T.V. or a video game rather than play outside. Holiday specials also can draw your family to the T.V. screen this time of year. Eating healthily can present additional challenges when faced with party buffets, holiday sweets and large family meals.