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10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch in 2011

 10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch in 2011

Obesity-Related Health Problems in Kids: Obese teens are 16 times more likely to become severely obese in adulthood compared with those who are normal weight or overweight. It’s vital that parents do all they can to help kids reach and maintain a healthy weight. It’s not just about their future – it’s about their right now.

Residents Urged to Protect Against Flu by Getting Vaccinated

In observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week, the St. Johns County Health Department/Florida Department of Health is encouraging county residents to get their annual influenza vaccination if they haven’t already.

Concussions Study Council Kick-Off Meeting

ER Utilization and Admission Rates for Youth Sports-Related Concussions Study Council Kick-Off Meeting

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm
  • Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida
  • Comfort Suites at the World Golf Village
  • 475 Commerce Lake Drive
  • St. Augustine Florida 32095

Dr. Dawn Emerick, Executive Director of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, will facilitate a kick-off meeting for the Concussions Study Council which consists of over 20 medical professionals and sports personnel.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents Fully Charged

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Fully ChargedSM, the all-new, 141st electrifying edition of The Greatest Show On Earth!  Ringling Bros. powers up audiences with acts from all over the globe featuring breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-seen-before performances that spark the imaginations of Children of All Ages! Clowns from the world-famous clown alley charge the audiences’ funny bones, while megawatts of thrills explode out of the ring including The Human Fuse who rockets across the circus skies igniting the power of the people. And of course, amazing animals that spark the audience’s awe and wonder. Experience the current of excitement at Ringling Bros. Fully Charged! 

On Sale: Friday, November 26, 2010; 10 a.m.

Do You Know A Remarkable Mom?

Each month First Coast Moms Like Me and First Coast News will select one Remarkable Mom to highlight on television. We recognize that many of the nominations may be deserving of recognition. As a result, our selection committee may elect to put these deserving entries into a random drawing to choose the Remarkable Mom of the month. If your nomination is not selected in the month submitted, the committee will keep it for consideration for future selections. All moms nominated must live in the First Coast/Southern Georgia area for our staff to videotape the remarkable mom’s story.

Send your Remarkable Mom nomination to rleitao@firstcoastnews.com today!

Wild Adventures Christmas Begins This Friday

Wild Adventures Theme Park offers families a full day of stress free holiday adventures during A Wild Adventures Christmas, select days November 26 through January 2, 2011.  Families can catch the Christmas spirit with holiday themed activities, such as O Holy Night: A Living Nativity and the new Let It Snow Dance Party, in addition to more than 40 thrill rides and hundreds of exotic animals. In addition, during November 26 – December 12, guests can donate a toy to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and receive a FREE general admission with purchase of a regular general admission.  

Fuel Price Brief for the Week of Nov 21

Consumers will get a break this holiday weekend as gas prices are not expected to increase further this week after the price of crude oil dropped $3.37 in price last week to settle Friday at $81.51 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude prices decreased for the second week in a row, sparing last minute spikes in retail gas prices before Thanksgiving.