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Zika virus: What's next for South Florida?

orlandosentinel.com — Will South Florida become the nation's Zika ground zero? That's what local residents want to know as state and federal health officials continued last week to investigate two Zika virus cases - one each in Broward and Miami-Dade counties - that possibly are not related to travel.

Zika virus: What's next for South Florida?

sun-sentinel.com — Will South Florida become the nation's Zika ground zero? That's what local residents want to know as state and federal health officials continued last week to investigate two Zika virus cases - one each in Broward and Miami-Dade counties - that possibly are not related to travel.

Broward's first possible non-travel-related Zika case under investigation

sun-sentinel.com — Like Miami-Dade County earlier this week, now Broward County is in the Zika spotlight. Broward's first Zika virus case that's possibly not travel-related is being investigated, state health officials said Thursday, just two days after a similar inquiry was announced in Miami-Dade.

"Oh, Florida!": New book details weirdness of the Sunshine State

sun-sentinel.com — Oh, Florida, the great state of the strange and scary and hysterically funny, we sing your praises. And no one does so more proudly than Sunshine State native Craig Pittman. The longtime Tampa Bay Times journalist's fourth book, "Oh, Florida!

Are Florida mosquitoes now Zika carriers? Health officials looking at possible first locally acquired case

sun-sentinel.com — State health officials are working with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine whether a person in Miami-Dade County has the first locally acquired case of the Zika virus in the continental United States. Mara Gambineri, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Health, said Wednesday that it has not been confirmed the infection came from a local mosquito.

Animal safety: 6 danger zones for your pet to avoid this summer

newsobserver.com — Summer can be dangerous for pets. Hot cars, swimming pools with steep sides or waterfront docks, and picnics where dogs can sneak a helping of raisins or grapes - tasty to you but potentially poisonous to your animal friend - all pose a problem, say veterinarians who work in critical care.

South Florida dog trainer gets reality TV show

sun-sentinel.com — Is your four-legged BFF barking at the neighbors? Ripping apart your favorite pair of espadrilles? Shaming you at the dog park?" "Tibor to the Rescue"! That's the title of a new reality show on FidoTV Channel that features Tibor Feigel, a Palm Beach Gardens dog trainer who also works with local animal shelters.

Missing your Medicare enrollment window can cost you big - for the rest of your life

sun-sentinel.com — There is a specific seven-month enrollment period for Medicare Part A and Part B that is centered around your 65th birthday. Miss that window of opportunity and there's a good chance of a monetary penalty being tacked onto your monthly Medicare Part B premium - for the rest of your life.

Pretty in purple: Advocates light up the town for Alzheimer's

sun-sentinel.com — So what's up with the purple haze spreading across South Florida's cityscapes? It's part of Paint the Town Purple, featuring temporary makeovers for some of our well-loved landmarks. The campaign, launched by the Southeast Florida chapter of the Alzheimer's Association on Friday, aims to raise awareness and research dollars to combat the devasting neurological disorder affecting more than half a million Floridians.

Finally, eternal rest with honor for a sailor killed in combat 74 years ago

sun-sentinel.com — The steady rain's drumbeat kept time with a Navy bugler playing taps. Seaman 1st Class Melvin Journey Jr., barely 18 when he was killed in combat, was laid to rest at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth this month. Journey had been dead for 74 years.
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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.  http://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! http://t.co/bTID5Dbi

Feb 15, 2013

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

Feb 15, 2013

Good morning, TGIF! Breaking news on the state of #cat litter advertising. More #catvideos for you! http://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! http://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? http://t.co/navye1dH

Feb 14, 2013

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


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