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October Is Take Your Loved One To the Doctor Month

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Tallahassee, Fl. –The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity invite you to join the statewide campaign “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Month.” Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day is a national campaign encouraging people to take charge of their own health and then to encourage their loved ones to do the same – however we’re extending the day to all of October.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Florida Department of Health encourages all women to receive regular screenings to promote early detection and treatment.

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Florida Department of Health in Dixie County will be offering 12 weeks of FREE Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Education in weekly, interactive small –group classes (limited one-on-one sessions also available) by one of our Health Educators beginning in mid- September as part of the Heart Health Plus initiative to improve the cardiovascular health of Floridians. For more information about this program, please contact Lola Butler, Community Health Educator at 352-498-4584 or Kyle Roberts, Health Educator Consultant at 352-463-3120 X 4003.

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