Health

Publix Recalls Spinach Dip Due To Possible Health Risk

Publix Recalls Spinach Dip Due To Possible Health Risk

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for spinach dip because it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The problem was discovered as a result of routine microbial testing conducted by Publix.  The 16 ounce containers of prepackaged spinach dip were sold at Publix retail deli departments with a UPC of 41415-00062 and use by date of OCT 10 C1.  

Mosquito-borne Illness Alert for Duval County Continues

Mosquito-borne Illness Alert for Duval County Continues

 

The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) continues its mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. Two additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been reported (confirmed or probable) during the current update period. The most recent cases involve a 61 year-old female visitor and 57 year-old male resident. Duval County has 16 reported cases of WNV in 2011. There have been two reported deaths associated with a confirmed case of WNV.

Brooks Rehabilitation Offers Free Health Fair - “Keeping a Safe and Active Lifestyle in your Home”

Brooks Rehabilitation Offers Free Health Fair - “Keeping a Safe and Active Lifestyle in your Home”

Brooks Rehabilitation will join the nation in recognizing September 23rd, the first day of Fall, as Falls Prevention Awareness Day.   Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls remain the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injury for older Americans. According to data from the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Health/Office of Injury Prevention, Floridians aged 65 and older account for more than 150,000 hospital treated injuries from falls with medical charges exceeding $2.5 billion dollars.

A workshop on the role laughter plays in healing

21st Century Oncology of Jacksonville will host a Laughology workshop on Tuesday, September 20 at 5:00pm at their offices located at 7751 Baymeadows Rd. East. The workshop is presented by Kathleen Beaudrea, a certifiable laughologist, and is open to the public with a special invitation for those patients and their families who are battling/have battled illness.

TODAY: YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

TODAY: YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.

Brooks Rehabilitation Adds Assisted Living and Memory Care Services to its Bartram Campus Plan

Brooks Rehabilitation Adds Assisted Living and Memory Care Services to its Bartram Campus Plan

Brooks Rehabilitation is dedicated to providing various options to meet the unique needs of their patients and the community, empowering people to achieve their highest level of recovery and independence. With that goal in mind, Brooks Rehabilitation has begun infrastructure development on its Bartram campus located on I-95 and Bartram Park Boulevard in southern Duval County.   The campus will be designed as a destination for those needing rehabilitation and other services focused on the aging adult. The first phase of the project, which will break ground in early 2012, will include a three-story, 61-unit assisted living facility (ALF), an 18-unit memory care facility and a 100-bed skilled nursing facility (SNF) which will expand Brooks Rehabilitation’s continuum of care. 

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.

The YMCA is doing everything possible to raise awareness for the startling reality of our country's diabetes epidemic. Locally, the Y has planned a week of free screenings, September 19 through 22, open to everyone in the community to learn their risk.