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Local Ladies get Pampered and Primped at the Jacksonville Florida Blue Center

Local Ladies get Pampered and Primped at the Jacksonville Florida Blue Center

In celebration of women’s health, the Jacksonville Florida Blue Center invites local women to its Ladies Day Out Spa Event for a relaxing day full of pampering and health education. During the special event, attendees will be able to participate in women’s health screenings, learn about the latest makeup and fashion trends and enjoy a presentation from informative speakers, all while receiving free food and complimentary beauty treatments.

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.

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.

Is a Teen Paint Party Too Risque?

Is a Teen Paint Party Too Risque?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Paint parties have been popular with college kids for years, but now local promoters are marketing them to teens.

A company called "TeenGlow" will host the first even teenage paint party on June 12th, and some First Coast parents don't like the idea.  

"Who is really going to know what's going on behind those closed doors," asked Todd Moline, a concerned father.

He did some research about the paint parties after his 16-year-old daughter posted online about the one coming up here in Jacksonville.

"It's just too young, too young to be in that type of atmosphere. It's almost like a rave type atmosphere, bringing them in to the bar scene," said Moline.

Looking through the pictures posted on the TeenGlow website, Moline says he was appalled they're marketing this type of party to teens.

Duval County School Board Cuts Magnet Transportation, Sends Email to Parents

Duval County School Board Cuts Magnet Transportation, Sends Email to Parents

The School Board has been forced to consider reducing /eliminating secondary Magnet transportation over the next 4 years. We want you to know that these decisions were not made lightly, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have on your family.