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October episode of Hometown Health!


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Pink It Up Celebration- Thursday, October 9, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Florida Hospital Waterman. Help us kick-off breast cancer awareness month with a community celebration featuring an inspirational guest speaker, health education and resources, a fun and fierce flash mob, spa services offered by Bella Toscana Spa and tours of the mammography department. Bring a bra! We are asking visitors to bring new bras for denotation to the Lake County Haven women’s shelter. For each bra donated receive a chance to win one of our grand prizes.

Pink It Up Pilates in the Park- Thursday, October 16, 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Wooton Park, Tavares. Get fit for the cause. Join us for a fun, free and relaxing exercise lead by YMCA certified Pilates instructor Kristi Kay. Bring your own mat and or one will be provided. Wear pink to show your support!

Pink It Up Pink Army 5k Run/Walk- Sunday, October 19, Race starts at 7:30 a.m. Support the Pink Army by putting your foot down in our certified 5k run/ walk. All runners receive a free Pink It Up Pink Army 5K t-shirt.

Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon- Friday, October 24, 12 – 1 p.m. Tavares Pavilion on the Lake. Join Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute for a luncheon dedicated to awareness, prevention and personal survivor stories featuring guest speakers Borys Mascarenhas, MD and Peter Marzek, MD.

Edward Neuzil, Jr., owner of the Allergy, Sinus and Asthma Family Health Center and creator of Dr. Neuzil’s Irrigator nasal cleansing spray, has been inducted
as a 2014 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).



6th Grade Immunization Program

 The Florida Department of Health in Lake County in collaboration with the Lake County School Board will offer immunizations for students who will enter 7th grade in the 2014/2015 school year:


The Florida Department of Health in Lake County School Health team will provide the following required vaccinations:


·         Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)

·         Hepatitis B (Hep B)

·         Polio

·         Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR)

·         Varicella


Click HERE for a list of Schools, Dates and More Information


Tobacco Free Florida Hometown Health

Tobacco Free Florida offers three ways to quit:

·       CALL: Call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW1-877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a Quit Coach who will help you assess your addiction and help you create a personalized quit plan.

·       CLICK: Enroll in the Web Coach®, which will help you create your own web-based quit plan that’s right for you, visit

·       COME IN: Sign up for Quit Smoking Now group classes at your local Area Health Education Center (AHEC) by calling (877) 252-6094(877) 252-6094 or visiting


Florida RX Card Hometown HealthThe Florida Medical Association has teamed up with Florida Rx Card to enable you to provide free discount prescription drug cards to your employees and patients.

The Florida Rx Card can be used for savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide. The Florida Rx Card discounts brand names and generics as well as non-covered medications for those patients who may have prescription coverage. The program has no membership restrictions, no income requirements, no age limitations, and there are no applications to complete.

You can help by encouraging your patients and employees to print a free Florida Rx Card at



Information about State & Federal Health Alerts are available

We want you and your family members to be safe and healthy.

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