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Florida Safe Routes to School urges children to be active while teaching them about traffic safety

In an effort to reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity and other health issues, WellFlorida’s newest program Safe Routes to School (SRTS) will encourage children to walk or bike to school while also teaching them how to be alert in situations that involve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The statewide program, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, will offer free training workshops that will prepare teachers and other community members […]

Citrus County Chronicle

THE ISSUE: Healthy Start program in danger of a major funding cut.

OUR OPINION: Legislators need to fully fund this program, for the health of babies and whole communities.

Florida has been in the crosshairs lately, so it’s nice to hear when the state is doing something right. In this case, it’s Florida’s progress in lowering the infant mortality rate by 35 percent, due largely to the efforts of Healthy Start coalitions statewide. But advocates warn that Healthy Start is on the chopping block in […]

Heritage Publishing, Inc. has released its North Central Florida Healthcare Guide, a comprehensive directory that is an excellent source for health information. The guide contains a listing of physicians by specialty, area hospitals and ancillary healthcare providers and services in Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Marion, Putnam, Suwanee and Union Counties.

The guide also intends to inform and empower by exploring how technology is being utilized in medicine through telehealth – the use of healthcare services and information through telecommunication and technology. Other featured articles include information […]

Ocala Star Banner
By Fred Hiers

This is open enrollment season for private sector insurance plans, Medicare Advantage plans, and the plans getting the most attention the past two years: those in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace of health insurance offerings.

Enrollment for the latter group starts Saturday. Since the program’s debut last year, the number of uninsured residents has fallen across Florida, including a significant drop in Marion and neighboring counties.

The percent of uninsured residents in Marion County fell from 24 percent in 2013 […]

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