Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida August Pursuit Winner

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida August Pursuit Winner

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA

NAMES THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA THE AUGUST WINNER OF “THE PURSUIT” SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

 

Three United Way Initiatives Named September Nominees;

Kicks-Off Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s September 15 Campaign

 

Bands Against Breast Cancer Announces Line-Up for 4th Annual “Boobsapalooza”

Bands Against Breast Cancer Announces Line-Up for 4th Annual “Boobsapalooza”

Blistur, Cupid’s Alley and Kickin’ Lassie are among 10 bands now scheduled to perform during  Bands Against Breast Cancer’s Fourth-Annual  Boobsapalooza event from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Lynch’s Irish Pub, 514 N. First St. in Jacksonville Beach.

TODAY: "Dine out for Down Syndrome"

Jacksonville's newest sports restaurant, Big Dawgs' Sports Restaurant, located at 12630-4 Beach Blvd. (Kernan Square) is hosting the event: "Dine out for Down Syndrome" all day August 30, 2011. Ten percent of all proceeds for the day will be donated to sponsor "Penelope's Peeps" in the upcoming "9th Annual Down Syndrome of Jacksonville (DSAJ) Buddy Walk," on November 5, 2011. Patrons will also have the opportunity to make personal donations directly to "Penelope's Peeps" Buddy Walk Team.

American Cancer Society Launching "Put On Your Pink Bra" Campaign at the Beaches

American Cancer Society Launching "Put On Your Pink Bra" Campaign at the Beaches

Breast cancer survivors, volunteers and participants will unite for an inspirational kickoff dinner to introduce the new “Put On Your Pink Bra” campaign for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5K walk to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer and to provide hope to all people facing the disease.

The “Put On Your Pink Bra” campaign is designed to empower women across the state to wear pink bras in support of the fight against breast cancer and as a personal symbol of their breast cancer journeys.

The kickoff for the First Coast Beaches walk will be on Thursday, August 25 at 6 p.m. at the Sawgrass County Club, which is located at 10034 Golf Club Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie stores announced a voluntary recall of some baked goods, saying they weren't labeled for eggs or wheat.

According to a release from the store, the "Winn-Dixie Lemon Bar" cakes, "Winn-Dixie Chocolate Cherry Bar" cakes and "Winn-Dixie Bakery Iced Cinnamon Rolls - 6 Pack"  weren't labeled properly, creating a problem for customers with egg and wheat allergies and those who are gluten intolerant.

A customer complaint led to an internal investigation of the matter, Winn-Dixie explained, and prompted the recall.

Products affected by the recall were sold in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and now Winn-Dixie said it's working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food and Drug Administration and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network to fix the problem.

Witholding Rent Legal, But Not Final if Done Improperly

Witholding Rent Legal, But Not Final if Done Improperly

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Darlene Poole said her Southside apartment has such a serious problem, she decided to withhold the rent. 

"We kept seeing them, just constantly seeing them," she said.

Poole and her brother Dennis live in the Pine Meadows apartment complex. She said they have had a recurring problem: bedbugs.

"We can't even sleep in our rooms now because of it," said Poole.

Poole is not on the lease, but she lives there and said they were advised to withhold the rent of $875 a month until the management gets rid of the bed bugs.

"I don't want to put money toward a place with bed bugs; my kids are getting bit, no," said Poole.

Health Comes First on Back to School Checklist

Health Comes First on Back to School Checklist

HEALTH COMES FIRST ON BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST

It’s important, it’s required, and this year it may cost less.

It may not be first on your child’s back-to-school checklist, but it should be. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida reminds parents that now is the time to confirm health exam and immunization requirements for first-time and returning students for grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

So before clothes, before supplies, check with your child’s school about what’s required, and give yourself enough time to schedule whatever exams and vaccinations are needed before school starts.  And this year, you may get a budget break, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.