pregnant women

Mosquito-borne Zika poses travel fears for Miami

Mosquito-borne Zika poses travel fears for Miami

Following reports of 16 non-travel-related transmissions of the Zika virus in the last two weeks in Miami-Dade County Fla., the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel advisory for pregnant women and their partners not to travel to Miami. This is the first time in history the CDC has advised against […]

New resources coming for pregnant Navarre women

New resources coming for pregnant Navarre women

When the couple setup a free ultrasound with Safe Harbor pregnancy resource center in Pensacola, they had one option in mind. Abortion. Unemployed and homeless, they thought they had no way to provide for a baby. Then they heard the heart beat and saw movement on the screen. Close to tears, the father whispered in […]

Governor to Obama: Fund Zika fight now

Governor to Obama:  Fund Zika fight now

In late January, the first concerns about the Zika virus began to surface in the state of Florida.  By February, the first alert was issued and Santa Rosa County had reported its first and, to date, only case of the mosquito-borne illness which was travel-related.  On Feb. 2, the Florida Department of Health in Santa […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 1

FLORIDA OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CUSTODY FOR DOCTOR’S CHILDREN Officials with the Florida Department of Children and Families are meeting to discuss a temporary custody solution for the daughters of slain Bonita Springs doctor Teresa Sievers after her husband was arrested in connection with her death. Sievers’ husband, Mark, was arrested Friday. On Saturday, a Lee […]

National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week

During National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 6- 12, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) would like to remind everyone that it is not too late to get a flu shot.  A yearly flu shot is recommended for everyone six months of age and older and is the first and most […]