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Healthcare Hero: Victoria Wirick

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Victoria Wirick has been a caregiver in Madison County for 11 years and she enjoys her job more each day. Wirick currently provides home healthcare to five clients and has plans to take the State Board exam early next year, in order to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Wirick completed the nursing program at North Florida Community College in 2015. Anyone who has seen Wirick at work knows she has found her calling. She has an eye for all the details that come with…

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Give the gift of a helping hand Donate to health-related facilities for Christmas

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Christmas can be tough on anyone who is trying to stretch a thin budget … but those who are spending Christmas in a hospital are desperately waiting for their miracle. Charities around the globe have donated timeless and priceless gifts to those, young and old, who have spent Christmas in a hospital bed waiting to hear those magical words, “You are cured. You can go home now.” Without the help of those who have donated their time and money to research, patient care, hospital support…

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Learn CPR in 2019

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Do you know CPR? If not, does your job require the knowledge? Now’s your chance to learn CPR for infants and children for free. Your five chances to attend CPR class will come once a month, at a location in Tallahassee. This opportunity is sponsored by Florida Healthy Start – Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Health Department and Leon County Emergency Medical Services. Each class will cover infant and child CPR and how to use an Automated…

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Prescription drug abuse continues to rise

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Opioids are a common prescription painkiller that have seen a marked increase in use and abuse over the last few decades. Since 2001, opioid availability has tripled in the US. Many patients have either stopped use of the drugs before completing the prescription, while others have become addicted to them and have become quite creative in securing an ongoing supply through illegal measures. The problem for those who have leftover quantities of opioids or other prescriptions is what to do with them. For years, many…

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