Health

Everyone Invited to McKenzie's Run November 19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Everyone is invited to McKenzie's Run, a special event in memory of Bolles student McKenzie Wilson.  The event is a walk/run on November 19th.  Last year more than 2500 people attended.

The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation is hosting the 2 nd annual McKenzie's Run on at 10:00 a.m. at EverBank Field. 

The inaugural McKenzie's Run was held in memory of McKenzie last year on November 20 th.   

It was one of the top 10 attended races on the First Coast in 2010.

More than $150,000 was raised at the inaugural McKenzie's Run, and all the proceeds went to programs that help young people recognize their full potential.

Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym to hold Fourth Annual Cycle for Autism

Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym to hold Fourth Annual Cycle for Autism

 

Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym is opening doors to the public for a fundraising event to benefit children with autism. The rides will be held at two Bailey’s locations November 18th and 19th.  Indoor cyclists will ride for two hours at 9550 Baymeadows Road on November 18th from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and for three hours at 11740-2 San Jose Boulevard on November 19th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

DCHD Recognizes November as National Diabetes Month

 

The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) recognizes November as National Diabetes Month, an opportunity to educate our community regarding the seriousness of diabetes and the complications that can occur. DCHD advises that everyone should use this time to become aware of the risk factors and complications of diabetes, along with effective preventive measures. It is the responsibility of the entire community to learn more about diabetes and the actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of occurrences and complications.

Cash for Candy, Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Halloween Sweets

Cash for Candy, Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Halloween Sweets

Trick-or treaters can bring their Halloween candy to Cypress Point Family Dentistry at 8130 Baymeadows Circle West, Suite 103 in Jacksonville Wednesday, November 2nd from 4-6:30 PM and receive $1 per pound of candy! Dr. Franklin Rios is putting his money where his mouth is by buying cavity-provoking candy back from kids. The treats will be shipped to our troops overseas so they can enjoy Halloween away from home. 

Update: Mosquito-borne Illness Alert for Duval County Continues

Jacksonville, FL -- The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) continues its mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. One additional human case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been reported (confirmed or probable) during the current update period. The most recent case involves a 72 year-old female resident. Duval County has 19 reported cases of WNV in 2011. There have been two reported deaths associated with a confirmed case of WNV.