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South Florida takes aim at Zika

sun-sentinel.com — Even as public health guidelines regarding the Zika virus change daily, South Florida health care officials and community agencies are joining forces to stop the mosquito-borne disease's spread. Their three-pronged attack: control the mosquito population with stepped-up spraying programs; educate the public about mosquito bite and breeding prevention; and properly diagnose and test people who think they may have contracted the virus.

Florida lawmakers consider low-cost grocery store loans to promote local eating

sun-sentinel.com — Concerned with the growing number of Floridians struggling to put nutritious yet affordable food on their tables, state lawmakers are weighing a proposal that would bring full-service stores to their neighborhoods. Florida's Healthy Food Financing Initiative would give low-cost loans to nonprofit organizations or for-profit businesses to put grocery stores in what the federal government calls food deserts.

Broward gets first Zika case, declared a public health emergency area

sun-sentinel.com — Florida is on alert as yet another county - this time, Broward - has a confirmed case of the Zika virus. Along with Miami-Dade, which has five cases, Broward on Thursday joined the list of five Florida counties under a declaration of public health emergency issued by Gov. Rick Scott.

Rockettes in South Florida: Still kicking after all these years

sun-sentinel.com — Once a Rockette, always a Rockette. That came through loud and clear when seven former members of what is probably the best-known precision dance group in the nation reminisced over lunch at a downtown Fort Lauderdale restaurant earlier this month.

Last-minute insurance counseling for health-care shoppers

sun-sentinel.com — Do you want Affordable Care Act insurance coverage this year? Then you need to enroll by Sunday or risk being shut out until 2017. Some Broward County community and health-care partners are offering last-minute appointments this week with federally certified counselors, or "navigators," who can help you pick the right plan.
Jan 27, 2016

RT @SunSentinel: Last-minute insurance counseling available for health-care shoppers sunsent.nl/1PTAyTN

Going natural? 8 eco activities you won't want to miss this year

southflorida.com — South Florida is the place to be if you made a resolution to go natural this year. Every season brings something special from our subtropical flora and fauna, sparkling waters and expansive skies. Here's a list of main events you won't want to miss — along with details on where to go for a front-row seat.
Jan 27, 2016

Check out these 8 amazing #eco activities you can do in South Florida: bit.ly/1nNIBef pic.twitter.com/YE3uyotfSq

Zika virus: Is South Florida at risk?

sun-sentinel.com — South Florida is buzzing with news about Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that has been rapidly spreading through Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Interest escalated last week when the Florida Department of Health said three Floridians — two in Miami-Dade County and one near the Tampa area — had come down with the disease after visiting South America.

'Today' show's Hoda Kotb coming to South Florida for new book

sun-sentinel.com — She's a morning show host and news correspondent, a breast cancer survivor and women's health activist, a bestselling author and three-time Emmy award winner. And it turns out Hoda Kotb, among the best-known women in television today, can be just as disorganized as the rest of us.

Kapok Tree restaurant memorabilia wanted

sun-sentinel.com — Once upon a simpler time, there was a magical place that stood alone deep in Davie's wild western woods. Huge Grecian columns marked its entrance. Peacocks roamed the gardens surrounding a cluster of extravagant themed rooms, a tropical veranda just down the hall from a Middle Eastern bazaar.

Confederate flag fans snap up the Stars and Bars as supply shrinks

sun-sentinel.com — Amid the reignited Confederate flag debate nationwide, South Florida flag stores are reporting a run on the Stars and Bars, even as major manufacturers have notified them they are ceasing production.
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May 09, 2014

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Apr 17, 2014

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Apr 17, 2014

Our moving look at an LGBT couple's end-of-life journey is getting lots of tears and cheers. We r proud. bit.ly/OY2uND #lgbtaging

Feb 15, 2013

It's a state of mind, not geography. RT @ryan_mcneill77: Today I learned there are Yankee rednecks! t.co/bTID5Dbi

Feb 15, 2013

Love -- and Viagra jokes -- were in the air at this #senior dating game. t.co/eTAoP7GJ #VDay

Feb 15, 2013

Good morning, TGIF! Breaking news on the state of #cat litter advertising. More #catvideos for you! t.co/iLbmMp1P

Feb 14, 2013

Beyond gold & silver: What do you give for an 80th anniversary? List of world's longest married couples. Happy #Vday! t.co/HPFDdXOJ

Feb 14, 2013

Broward's new #pet laws could put many owners in the doghouse. Do they go too far or are they good for pets? t.co/navye1dH

Feb 14, 2013

Happy V-Day:Touching photos/video of #LGBT couples, many of them #seniors, on their wedding days.@sageusa: t.co/9bZtjF5a #LGBTaging


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