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Tips for an Allergy-Free Thanksgiving

Tips for an Allergy-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner once again. For people with allergies and asthma, the holidays can be a time of inadvertent allergy exposure and loss of asthma control. Here are some tips, thanks to Allergy & Asthma Specialists of North Florida and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to keep your family healthy while enjoying the holiday season. 

Clay County Health Department receives national recognition

 

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- The National Association of Counties (NACo) selected the Clay County First-in-Florida Text for Health Notification Program as the recipient of their 2012 Best in Category Achievement for Health. The award was formally presented at the NACo’s annual conference July 15th. The Association presents awards across 21 categories to innovative programs that modernize county government and increase services to residents.

Take steps to reduce mosquitoes

 

The Clay County Health Department and Clay County Mosquito Control remind residents of steps to take to reduce the areas where mosquitoes breed. “While there have been no cases of West Nile reported to our health department, we are advising residents and visitors to Clay County to take action to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help remove places where mosquitoes breed by following the drain and cover recommendations,” stated Nancy Mills, Health Department Administrator.

44 percent of workers have gained weight on the job

44 percent of workers have gained weight on the job

 

It’s happened to most of us, especially desk-bound workers. We’re at work and feeling as if we’ve been snacking all day. A handful of candy here and a bag of chips there doesn’t seem like a lot, but it adds up, especially when it comes to the numbers on the scale.

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

This year’s Spring 4-A-Cure 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end at the St. Augustine Shores Riverview Club.

All proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The race is being sponsored by the Mason Manatee Relay for Life team.

Awards will be given to the overall female and male winners. Recognition will also be given to the top three finishers in various age categories. Ample parking will be provided for all participants.

The course is scenic, safe, well marked, and has drink stations. You can preregister online by going to http://www.racesmith.com/races/Spring-4-A-Cure5K.html.

Mail-in registration forms are also available online by going to http://www.racesmith.com/brochures/Spring-4-A-Cure5K2012.pdf.

Vote No on House Bill 4057 to Save PE in Our Middle Schools!

Vote No on House Bill 4057 to Save PE in Our Middle Schools!

The American Heart Association strongly opposes House Bill 4057, by State Representative Larry Metz, removing the requirement for Middle School Physical Education.