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The 2.4 million or so farmworkers who are the backbone of America’s agricultural industry earn among the lowest wages in the country. more
Studies have found that the greatest risk of heat illness occurs in the first two weeks of team practices, while players’ bodies are still getting used to the physical exertion and the heat. more
The federal government asked states to provide continuous Medicaid coverage to those enrolled during the COVID-19 pandemic, even if their circumstances changed, making them ineligible for coverage. more
The data for 2022, the latest available, put Florida among the states with the highest rates of people who skipped medical visits because of high costs. more
It’s important to consume a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables to help you get a rainbow of nutrients, but if you don’t already have blueberries in your diet, you're missing out. more
With prolonged exposure to extreme heat, your body is more at risk for experiencing heat exhaustion or heat stroke. more
Hosted in partnership with OCPS, the free immunization events are for OCPS students and children (4 to 18 years) entering, attending, or transferring to Florida schools. more
When our children are overly conscious of their smile, it creates unseen stressors on their mental health and overall well-being, which can be difficult to talk about with parents and family. more
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the law (SB 1084) on May 1st, and it went into effect last week, making the Sunshine State the first in the nation to ban lab-grown meat. more
Medicaid provides medical coverage to low-income individuals and families whose costs are shared between the state and federal governments. more
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, social determinants of health are environmental factors that can impact individuals' health outcomes. more
Are you curious about private wells and septic systems? Are you a homeowner, a real estate professional, or simply interested in understanding these essential components? more
A new report by the mental health advocacy group Inseparable calls for policies to expand 988 call center capacity, increase the availability of mobile response units, create more crisis stabilization centers, and establish stable funding mechanisms to sustain the services. more
In 2022, 48,204 people in the United States died from firearm-related injuries, including suicides, homicides, and unintentional deaths. That’s 8,000 more lost lives than in 2019. more
When it comes to vaccines and immune health, the results aren’t too good to be true. more
Kissing bugs carry the parasite that causes Chagas disease. They can infect people by biting and contaminating food and drinks with infected feces. more
In the new medicinal garden at UF/IFAS Extension in Orange County, the interplay between horticulture and health takes center stage! more
A heat safety plan template helps organizations adopt procedures for monitoring the heat index, for providing hydration and for training staff. more
It is important to pay attention to local news reporting outbreaks of infectious agents in your area or travel destination. With these precautions in mind, you’re sure to have a terrific time, uninterrupted by the germs of summer. more
Dr. Jessica Ray, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Washington, explains what PFAS are, how scientists are trying to remove them from the environment, and what you can do to reduce the impact of PFAS on your own health. Exposure to PFAS … more
The recalled cucumbers are dark green, approximately 1.5-2.0 inches in diameter, and 5-9 inches long. Mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in this recall. more
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported 146 broken temperature records in Florida in the past month. The temperature rose to 100 degrees Fahrenheit on May 20th in Homestead, one of the state’s major agricultural areas. more
Taking control of your health will pave the way for a vibrant and fulfilling life. Remember, investing in your health today will pay dividends for many years. more
Here are just a couple of examples - focusing on employment and mental health - which show what’s out there for veterans who need a helping hand. more
The orange peel finding is significant because 5 million tons of orange peels are produced yearly in orange juice production nationwide. Nearly 95% of Florida oranges are used for juice. more
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