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"Mental Illness- the Basics for Family Members" info session in October

"Mental Illness- the Basics for Family Members" info session in October

Hernando County, Florida-- The National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) announces October is National Mental Health Awareness Month.

The local NAMI chapter and the Hernando County Health Department are partnering to provide information to family members of those with mental illness. 

“Mental Illness- the Basics for Family Members” will cover topics including basic brain biology, a general overview of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, depression, OCD, and PTSD. 

YMCA lightens up vending machines

Tampa, Florida -- South Tampa YMCA's are joining others across the country switching out vending machines packed with high fat and sugary sweet treats in favor of healthy options.

The healthier vending machines, known as H.U.M.A.N (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition), will offer treats like Pirate's Booty Baked Rice and Corn Puffs and Muscle Milk Light instead of sodas and candy bars.

September is childhood obesity month.

Click here to learn more about H.U.M.A.N vending machines

Free health screenings at Carrollwood Sam's Club

Free health screenings at Carrollwood Sam's Club

Tampa, Florida - Sam's Club on North Dale Mabry in Carrollwood is offering free diabetes and vision screenings for members and the public on Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year, and the disease is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults in the U.S. If trends continue, 1 out of 3 U.S. adults will have diabetes by 2050.

Health Care Reform Seminar: What Do Employers Need to Know?

Health Care Reform Seminar: What Do Employers Need to Know?

Brooksville, Florida-- As an employer, you need to stay ahead of the changes in health care reform-and help your employees do the same. The Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACP), upholding the provision requiring Americans to purchase health insurance or pay penalties starting in 2014. Employers must aggressively proceed forward on compliance with requirements taking affect next year and beyond.

Winn Dixie: Voluntary recall in Central and South Florida stores

Winn Dixie: Voluntary recall in Central and South Florida stores

Central and South Florida-- Winn-Dixie announced an immediate voluntary recall of select cut fruit produced by the Renaissance Food Group Friday. 

The recall, taking place in Central and South Florida Winn Dixie stores only, serves as a precaution because the prodcuts contain a mango ingredient that has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella braenderup, Winn Dixie representatives said in a release. 

The products with Daniella Brand Mangoes distributed by Splendid Products are a part of the recall. They are as follows:

 

Infant and Child CPR and Safety

Infant and Child CPR and Safety

Tampa, Florida -- Parents, grandparents or caregivers can learn emergency life-saving techniques including CPR, choking emergency tactics and rescue breathing for infants or children.

This class does not provide CPR certification, but it does teach basic skills that will aid any new parent or caregiver.

Classes are held on Monday nights at Tampa General hospital from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dates and locations below:

Health advisories issued for two Hillsborough beaches

Health advisories issued for two Hillsborough beaches

Hillsborough County, Florida-- The Health Department issued a health advisory for two Hillsborough beaches after  county saltwater beach monitoring results indicated high levels of enterococci bacteria.

The advisory, issued for Picnic Island in South Tampa and Cypress Point in West Tampa, should be considered a potential risk to the bathing public.

The beaches, according to the county Health Department,  will be re-sampled Monday, August 20, 2012.