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Tips for Staying Healthy and Avoiding COVID

Besides getting vaccinated, be sure to boost your immune system, use these tips while traveling, and learn how to tell the difference between COVID and other illnesses By Shelby Toth Avoiding …
Drug-import plan would save Florida $150 million first year after federal OK
Florida’s importation plan complies with all FDA regulatory requirements and provides Floridians access to essential medications at significant cost savings to taxpayers By John Haughey, The …
Former Apopka Fire Chief Carnesale clarifies his position on AFD two-person "squads"
Editor's Note: Chuck Carnesale, the former Apopka Fire Chief from 2016-2019, sent The Apopka Voice a letter to the editor clarifying his opinion on the two-person squad trucks used by the AFD during …
Orange County's rolling COVID positivity rate below 5% for 10 consecutive days
Orange County Health Services does not ask for an individual’s social security number or proof of residency to receive a vaccine From the Orange County Newsroom As of Wednesday, October 20, 2021, …
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Florida to convene special session to ban private employer vaccine mandates
Governor DeSantis wants a law on the books banning employer vaccine mandates by year’s end, and also wants lawmakers to ensure Florida’s ‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ is “fortified” By …
Think a mild case of COVID-19 is no big deal? Think again.
By Trish Zornio, Florida Phoenix More than 44.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Of them, over 715,000 have died. But what about the …
Apopka firefighters union responds to Mayor Nelson's remarks about two-person squads
Editor's Note: After reading Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson's remarks in The Apopka Voice about the Apopka Fire Department, its two-person staffing fire of apparatus, two-person squads, and the motives of …
Nelson pushes back on criticism of Apopka Fire Department "squads"
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor During a recent interview with The Apopka Voice, Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson discussed a range of subjects, but none more strongly than the Apopka Fire Department. In …
Is the mental health taboo finally breaking? AdventHealth shares stats and Rep. Val Demings offers resources
Join Rep. Val Demings for a conversation on mental health Monday, October 18th starting at 6:05pm From AdventHealth and The Office of Congresswoman Val Demings More people are taking up …
New AARP report shows while Florida nursing home staff vaccination rate is rising, still below national average; continues #1 in resident deaths
Though rising, nursing home staff vaccination in Florida (now at 53%) still far below the industry standard of 75%, and trailing the national average of 67% From AARP AARP released the Nursing …
Breast cancer surgeon: "Early detection saves lives"; Apopka Fire Dept. now selling t-shirts to support breast cancer awareness
Women in need of screening who are uninsured or underinsured can schedule a mammogram with AdventHealth at a reduced cost of $30 From AdventHealth and Apopka Fire Department October is always a …
North Carolina family & child center extending outreach to Florida
By Taylor Benedict Thompson Child & Family Focus is known as a leader of prevention and clinical services in the state of North Carolina for both families and children. Now, for the first …
Florida fines county $3.57M for vaccine mandate that cost 14 workers their jobs
In addition to Leon County, Orange Country and the city of Gainesville required workers to be vaccinated or lose their jobs. Other municipalities, such as Miami-Dade County and the city of Tampa, …
Orange County's 14-day COVID rolling positivity rate drops to 6.04%
The Northwest Wastewater Reclamation facility in Apopka decreased in COVID concentration particles by 78% over September 6 level From the Orange County Newsroom COVID-19 by the numbers As of Sunday, …
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Easy and Effective Tips to Increase Your Health and Wellness
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Sparklers: Florida Doctors Warn Against “Kid-Friendly Fireworks”
If you’re planning on lighting sparklers this Fourth of July, believing they are among the safest fireworks, think again. Doctors with HCA Florida Healthcare say they are actually among the most dangerous.
Should you get a COVID-19 booster shot now or wait until fall? Two immunologists help weigh the options
While COVID-19 vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, it has become clear that the protection offered by the current vaccines wanes over time.
The Benefits of Creatine for Weight Loss
Here is what you need to know about the benefits of creatine for weight loss. Read on for more insight to help you on your weight loss journey.
Bellies, Babies and Beyond: DOH-Orange offers classes for moms and dads this summer
From parenting to baby basics to childbirth, these classes are free and some are held virtually, while others are held in person this summer in Orange County.