Health

Wounded Warriors end 350-mile bike ride at Naval Station Mayport Saturday

Naval Station Mayport, Fla. - More than 200 Ride 2 Recovery participants will end their 350-mile bike ride at Naval Station Mayport on Saturday, November 20.

Faces of the First Coast 2011 Go Red For Women Casting Call

The American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” movement is calling on women and men who live in the region to submit their heart health stories for the 2011 “Faces of the First Coast” casting call. If chosen, applicants will become representatives of the local public awareness campaign beginning in the spring of 2011. In addition, local winners will be eligible for submission to the American Heart Association’s national “Go Red For Women” casting call. Members of the “Faces of the First Coast” work to bring the dangers, signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease to our community. They represent, exemplify and advocate for the mission of Go Red For Women through education and awareness.

First Lawsuit Filed in Mayo Clinic Hepatitis Case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The first litigation related to a fatality in the Mayo Clinic hepatitis case has been filed.

The widow of Dennis Wolford, a 62-year-old Stuart resident, is filing a medical malpractice suit against the hospital. The hospital was sent the intent sue letter on Tuesday. 

Wolford died in September 2008, after two liver transplants at the Mayo Clinic, in 2006 and February 2008.

According to a release from the law firm representing Wolford tested negative for hepatitis C prior to the transplants.

The release also states that Wolford was supposed to receive Fentanyl to help him with the pain associated with his surgeries.

"We know he got it from  the Mayo Clinic, we just did not know how.  They (the hospital) could not figure out how," said Peggy Wolford during an interview in Jacksonville Beach with her attorney at her side.

Recall on Highland's Teething Tablets

These teething tablets were recently recalled due to one of the ingredients, belladonna, not being a consistent amount in each bottle.  I had used these tablets for one of my kids until my pediatrician had told me not to do so.  She had informed me that belladonna is an opiate.  I stopped using them a long time ago, but now many have been recalled.  

I know as a mom of 3 kids, it's so hard when your baby is teething.  You just want to help take the pain away.  The natural way that I tried to help soothe my kids pain was by getting a washcloth wet and placing it in the freezer for a while.  Once the washcloth was good and frozen, I'd give it to the kids for them to gnaw on.  I think it served as a soothing agent AND a distraction.  

To find out specifically which bottles are included in the recall follow the link provided.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Throughout the month of November, National Diabetes Awareness Month, the North Florida Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the world's largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, is teaming up with local businesses as well as the University of Florida to increase awareness of type 1 diabetes and to raise funds to help accelerate research leading to a cure for the disease and its complications.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Open House with Behavior Management Consultants, Inc., Nov. 3rd

One in 110 children in the United States is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability with an annual cost of $60 billion a year, but there is hope and help.

Behavioral Management Consultants (BMC) Center for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) announces its Open House, Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 from 5:30-7:30 pm at 6620 Southpoint Dr. South Suite 210 in Jacksonville. 

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety; Life+Gear Offers Tips to Increase Visibility

Dark streets, distracted motorists and lots of children walking around make Halloween one of the most dangerous pedestrian walking days of the year. Below are both facts and tips to help your viewers (and their children) have a safe Halloween.