Health

TODAY: Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced a resolution which was signed by the Governor and the Cabinet proclaiming today, August 27th, 2011, Prescription Drug Take Back Day for the State of Florida. In an effort to bring statewide awareness to the prescription drug abuse problem local Law Enforcement is working with our community partners and have organized 72 sites across the State of Florida to take receipt of unwanted or expired medications in an event called Project Drug Drop.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced a resolution which was signed by the Governor and the Cabinet proclaiming August 27th, 2011 Prescription Drug Take Back Day for the State of Florida. In an effort to bring statewide awareness to the prescription drug abuse problem local Law Enforcement is working with our community partners and have organized 72 sites across the State of Florida to take receipt of unwanted or expired medications in an event called Project Drug Drop.

Crew Spots Student Smoking in School Parking Lot

Crew Spots Student Smoking in School Parking Lot

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Smoke from a fire is greeting kids on the first day of school in Clay County.

But it wasn't the only kind of smoke in the air.

Our crew spotted an Oakleaf High student smoking a cigarette in the parking lot shortly before 7 a.m. They were in front of the administration building, just about 50 yards from the entrance on school property.

The teen wasn't try to hide his smoking on the first day of school, an apparent blatant violation of the district's anti-drug and tobacco policy.

The new handbook states "possession/use of tobacco products" is a Level III infraction, described as a major act of misconduct according to the policy.

The teen stomped out the cigarette in the parking lot before heading into the school building.

Tobacco Free Clay, a student group aimed at stomping out teen smoking, reports that 90 percent of tobacco users are addicted before age 18.

Vitamins and Minerals

 

 

Herbs and spices have more disease-fighting antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables. Here's how to rack up the benefits.

By Anna Roufos

http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8Ke8rRG1IA&feature=related

Dr. Wallach promotes something called "colloidal" vitamins and minerals. Don LaPre promoted "Chelated"...both are promoting a better absorption rate over "Synthetic" and/or "Once-A-Day" Nutrition. The idea briefly, is the ability to (1) be absorbed into the body, (2) being the "right" nutrient so it can be utilized before it reaches the intestines and (3) being properly expelled (leftover nutrient) from the body in 3-7 hours

Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie stores announced a voluntary recall of some baked goods, saying they weren't labeled for eggs or wheat.

According to a release from the store, the "Winn-Dixie Lemon Bar" cakes, "Winn-Dixie Chocolate Cherry Bar" cakes and "Winn-Dixie Bakery Iced Cinnamon Rolls - 6 Pack"  weren't labeled properly, creating a problem for customers with egg and wheat allergies and those who are gluten intolerant.

A customer complaint led to an internal investigation of the matter, Winn-Dixie explained, and prompted the recall.

Products affected by the recall were sold in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and now Winn-Dixie said it's working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food and Drug Administration and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network to fix the problem.

Mother Organizes Jacksonville's First Chiari Walk

Mother Organizes Jacksonville's First Chiari Walk

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There is a new walk hitting the streets of Jacksonville; it's for a rare disorder.

Amanda Wendorff, of Orange Park, said she thought she was alone, when just last year her 7-year-old son was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation.

"I didn't know anyone that had it," explains Wendorff when her son was first diagnosed.

Through social media and searches online she found a small group of people on the First Coast also dealing with the challenges of Chiari.

It is a disorder that can affect the brain and spinal cord and causes excruciating headaches. 

In an effort to spread awareness about this possibly debilitating disorder she has organized the first ever Conquer Chiari Walk in Jacksonville.

It is a nationwide event that will take place in several states all on the same day.

Orange Park Medical Center Recognized in US News & World Report

Orange Park Medical Center has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines program.