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Florida Under Public Health Emergency

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees recently declared a Public Health Emergency to address the increase in hepatitis A cases in Florida due to the current national outbreak. State of Florida under Public Health Emergency for Hepatisis A Since 2018, there have been more than 22,000 cases of hepatitis A in the U.S. and more than 2,500 cases in Florida. Despite the recent rise in … Continue reading Florida Under Public Health Emergency

Libraries Schedule Healthy Living Programs

Pick up some health tips and get moving at your local library in October, which is Health Happens in Libraries Month. The Volusia County Public Library system has planned nearly 100 programs to help adults and children improve their health. Daytona Beach Regional Library 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach 386-257-6036 ADULT PROGRAMS Celebrate Health Happens Month with these documentaries: “Worried Sick”: 2 p.m. Oct. … Continue reading Libraries Schedule Healthy Living Programs

September: Prostate Awareness Month

Generally, men don’t like to talk about prostate exams. We like to pretend it doesn’t happen or we make a quip about the slapping sound of a rubber glove and leave the rest up to the imagination. Even though we shift in our seats over the mere thought of it,it doesn’t take away from the importance of getting routinely examined.  September Reminds the Public to … Continue reading September: Prostate Awareness Month

Honey and Health

Honey is a naturally produced liquid made by honey bees from the nectar collected from native flowers near the bees’ environment. Nutritionally, 1 tablespoon of honey contains approximately 64 calories and 17 grams of four different types of sugars: fructose, glucose, maltose and sucrose. Honey is a much healthier alternative to refined table sugar and is believed to help with a number of health conditions. … Continue reading Honey and Health

Honey Beauty Experts – The Egyptians

Ancient Egypt was one of the vainest civilizations and one of the first nations that created perfumes, oils and other beauty treatments. In researching their daily beauty routine, I discovered that one particular item was used quite a bit – honey. The ancient Egyptians realized that honey could be used to enhance their appearance. Egyptians took their beauty routines very seriously. Most tombs were found … Continue reading Honey Beauty Experts – The Egyptians

A Different Kind of Grass

Everyone is talking about the health benefits of marijuana and CBD oil these days. In fact, I wrote an article titled “Pot or Not” in the April 2019 issue of ECC. But I now want to introduce you to another kind of grass that has brought me phenomenal health benefits over the last 20+ years. I’m talking about wheatgrass!  The Health Benefits of Wheatgrass Since … Continue reading A Different Kind of Grass

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Fight the Bite

The torrential rains that doused Volusia County in June helped to green up our lawns and replenish our water supply, but the after-effects are on their way – in swarms. Heavy Rain, Warm Weather Usher in Mosquitoes The most affected areas include Oak Hill, Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach. Volusia County Mosquito Control is responding as quickly as possible by air and ground to resolve … Continue reading Fight the Bite