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This school year has been a year like no other. Whether students attended class in-person or virtually, their studies were likely disrupted by quarantines or technology issues leaving many kids struggling to keep up. How do you keep kids learning? With summer vacation upon us, learning gaps could potentially widen [...]
If you live in Florida, you are likely familiar with our seasons: tourist, summer and hurricane. Each year hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts five months, with peak season occurring between Aug. and Oct. Bringing powerful winds and torrential rain, hurricanes are said to be the most violent storms [...]
Many in our community have questions regarding the safety, efficacy, and necessity of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. A local coalition of healthcare leaders is stepping forward together to help answer these questions and demonstrate that for an overwhelming majority of people, the COVID-19 vaccines are a safe, critical element to [...]
Parkinson's Disease Early Detection April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, after Alzheimer’s. Most people will develop symptoms of Parkinson's disease around age 60. At Healthcare Network, within our senior primary care services, we watch for signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease as [...]
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy With seniors willing to stand in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine, fear and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy seems to have lessened. However, before COVID-19, the World Health Organization in 2019 declared vaccine hesitancy a Top 10 threat to global health. Fear of vaccines for other illnesses include [...]
When we think of primary health, dental health is often overlooked. Some even consider it non-essential. With links between oral health and overall health, routine dental care is important throughout life, especially for young children. Tooth decay (or cavities) can develop with a child's first tooth. The Centers for Disease [...]