‘Medicare 101’ presentation is offered free of charge April 10

CLEWISTON — Future and current Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to attend a free presentation about the ins and outs of Medicare on Wednesday, April 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Clewiston Public Library. Medicare 101 will be offered by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida and SHINE/SMP (Serving Health Insurance Needs […]

Family survives every parent’s nightmare

Every parent’s worst nightmare came true for Flint and Stephanie on what began as a typical Monday morning when they discovered their 16-month-old daughter Hannah Kate had a rash on the back of her legs. Flint said he wasn’t too worried at first. He was planning to take her to the pediatrician that afternoon, and […]

Ban on smokable marijuana has been overturned

On Wednesday, March 13, the Florida Legislature overwhelmingly voted to overturn a ban on the use of smokable marijuana. In November 2016, Florida voters had approved a constitutional amendment to allow the use of medical marijuana. This vote could have been won only by a super-majority, and it was, but the Legislature at that time […]

Register for Let’s Move

WEST PALM BEACH — Registration is now open for the seventh annual Let’s Move! Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge, Palm Health Foundation’s monthlong activity challenge that kicks off on March 1, in partnership with CBS12. Schools, businesses, municipalities, churches, community teams and individuals are welcome to register at letsmovepbc.org for the challenge that resulted […]

An Opioid overdose can affect almost anyone

OKEECHOBEE — The first words out of most people’s mouths when they hear about Narcan training for opioid overdose are usually something like, “I’m not a druggie. I don’t need that.” But in reality, an opioid overdose can affect almost anyone who goes out in public says Luis Garcia a retired firefighter/paramedic from Boynton Beach […]

Free Health Fair

OKEECHOBEE — The Florida Department of Health, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave., will hold a Health Fair on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature Healthy Start, Helping People Succeed, CPR demos, free health screenings such as STD screenings, blood pressure screenings, Rapid HIV testing, FLU shots and much, much […]

Skip the dip during ‘Through With Chew Week’

HENDRY COUNTY — During this year’s “Through With Chew Week,” Feb. 18-24, Tobacco Free Florida and The Hendry County Tobacco Prevention Program are encouraging smokeless tobacco users to set a quit date and create a personalized quit plan using Tobacco Free Florida’s free Quit Your Way tools and services. “Through with Chew Week” raises awareness […]

‘Fetal heartbeat’ bill to be considered

TALLAHASSEE — State Rep. Mike Hill presented a “fetal heartbeat” bill (HB 235) on Jan. 10, which will be considered during the legislative session in the spring. This bill would require an ultrasound to be performed before all abortions and if a heartbeat were detected, it would make the abortion a third-degree felony if it […]

Boil water notice lifted for areas of Port LaBelle

LABELLE  – (January 25, 2019) The boil water notice in effect for Country Village and the Florida SouthWestern State College campus in Port LaBelle has been lifted. Bacteriological tests run on the water returned with passing results. Residents may discontinue boiling their water. Residents with question or concerns are asked to call 863-675-5376.

West Palm Beach VA to host Suicide Prevention event

WEST PALM BEACH — The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, 7305 N. Military Trail, will host a Suicide Prevention event on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8:30 a.m. to noon in its Atrium on the first floor of the main medical center. The goals of this event are to increase awareness about the suicide prevention resources […]