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February is American Heart Month! With so many Valentine’s hearts on display, it’s time to focus on your heart, commit to a healthier lifestyle, and help fight the number one killer in Florida and the nation: heart disease. According to the CDC, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking can lead to heart disease, and about half of all Americans either have one of these health issues or smoke.

The World Health Organization made an announcement Feb. 11 that the official name for the illness caused by the new coronavirus (previously known as 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is now COVID-19.

The Florida Department of Health (Department) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to closely monitor the current outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated to local partners.

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Congressman Neal Dunn hosted a roundtable at Chipola College focusing on the Opioid epidemic challenging the Jackson County area and state. DOH-Jackson Health Officer Sandon S. Speedling, MHS, CPM participated to provide perspective from the local public department. Reducing the demand of over-prescribing, cutting off the illicit drug supply, assisting those struggling with addiction through evidence-based treatment and recovery support services were discussion outcomes. ================================================ Human trafficking victims are men, women, and children of all socio-economic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. Look beneath the surface—a victim of human trafficking may look like many of the people you see each day. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Find out more about human trafficking at the National Human Trafficking Hotline http://bit.ly/2f3Yjlm ================================================ FDOH JACKSON COUNTY FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The Family Planning program at Jackson County Health Department is a federally funded program open to women of childbearing age and their partners.

for more information about the FDOH Jackson Mosquito Program click here