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Orange County crosses 200 Monkeypox cases; over 2,300 in Florida
A total of 2,300 cases of monkeypox have been reported in Florida since the beginning of the year. Most are still in South Florida, but Orange County has reported more than 200 infections.
Why are some people mosquito magnets and others unbothered?
Why do some people seem to be mosquito magnets while others are oblivious to these blood-feeding pests buzzing all around them?
Florida Department of health in Orange County celebrating World Heart Day
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County celebrates World Heart Day on September 29th to bring awareness of cardiovascular disease and prevention. 
Experts urge check-ups for Florida kids, including mental health
Experts are reminding parents to schedule a time to get health screenings for kids and think beyond the basic back-to-school physical.
Wallet Hub Report: Florida 3rd least vaccinated state in US
With vaccines preventing 4 to 5 million deaths per year according to the WHO, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s States that Vaccinate the Most, as well …
Monkeypox vaccination appointments still available this week in Orange County
Through the DOH-Orange website, there are plenty of vaccination appointments available. The appointment system opens up at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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Get an early start on healthy teeth for children
One of the most common questions I hear from parents during a dental visit is, “How do my kids have cavities?” or “How do cavities even form?”
2nd Annual Maternal and Child Health Summit coming to Orange County
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County, with the Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County, is hosting a FREE Maternal and Child Health Summit.
Ag Commissioner criticizes Florida health officials over restrictions on medical cannabis
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is urging Florida health officials to roll back an emergency rule that creates new restrictions on medical marijuana doses.
Monkeypox vaccinations reach 3,200 in Orange County
Through the DOH-Orange website, there are plenty of vaccination appointments available. The appointment system opens up at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Will omicron-specific booster shots be more effective at combating COVID-19? 5 questions answered
The new booster shots – one by Moderna and another from Pfizer-BioNTech – come as more than 450 people are still dying of COVID-19 every day in the U.S.
Orange County Health hosting 2nd Annual Maternal and Child Health Summit
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County, with the Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County, is hosting a FREE Maternal and Child Health Summit.
Despite a slowdown of COVID-19 cases, Florida has reached the 7 million mark
Federal data on COVID-19 show 6,998,561 Florida cases, reaching a 7 million mark that only two other states have reached in the United States.
Florida closing in on 2,000 monkeypox cases
According to the latest data from the Florida Department of Health, there have been 1,913 cases across 33 of Florida’s 67 counties.
Bellies, Babies and Beyond: OC Health offering classes for expectant parents
The Bellies, Babies, and Beyond program at the Florida Department of Health in Orange County is offering a variety of classes this September and October.
Food for Thought: Second Harvest Food Bank's tours can inspire action
“Food for Thought” tour participants will get an inside look at the food bank’s active warehouse and distribution center, seeing first-hand how Second Harvest distributes food.
Monkeypox outbreak reaches nearly 11,000 cases in the US; Florida ranks 3rd in caseloads
The 2022 monkeypox outbreak has spread to nearly 11,000 cases nationwide, with Florida ranking third in caseloads across states, according to the latest figures from the CDC.
Kraft Heinz recalls over 5,000 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry juice drink
The Kraft Heinz company announced a voluntary recall of approximately 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend beverages.
AdventHealth names new Apopka CEO
Pridgen has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s degree in accounting with an emphasis in finance from Walla Walla University.
CareerSource of Central Florida unites with local businesses offering workforce solutions to help individuals during opioid recovery
The opioid epidemic has been fueled by COVID-19. According to some of the latest research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The importance of seeing an Orthodontist for Clear Aligner treatment
Aligners have been around now for about 30 years. Much longer than most people think. But it's only become a more effective option than braces in the last five years.