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Water-based bacterium causes deaths

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. After a 71-year-old Florida man died after eating raw oysters, Florida, as well as other states are taking serious caution to what they eat, how it’s cooked and the water they wade in. Earlier in the month of June, according to PEOPLE Magazine, a Florida man contracted vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterial infection, after eating raw oysters at a restaurant in Sarasota, Fl. Just two weeks ago, a Texas resident contracted the same disease after wade fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the…

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Healthcare Hero: Luci Strickland

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Anyone who has been to Madison County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) has probably heard of Mrs. Luci Strickland. Strickland is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) in the Madison County area. Strickland was raised in Bristol, Fl. and received a General Education Diploma in 1980. In 1984, she graduated from the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at North Florida Community College (NFCC). One year later, she then completed a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program from NFCC and began working as an LPN…

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Senior Citizens Council to hold health fair

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Friday, May 25, you are invited to attend the community health fair, hosted by the Senior Citizens Council. Beginning at 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., you can have fun, socialize, and learn about fantastic opportunities provided by many healthcare providers, professionals, and care facilities. While at the health fair, you can interact and learn about opportunities from employees representing Madison Health and Rehabilitation, Big Bend Hospice, Aflac Insurance, Madison County Memorial Hospital, and so much more. Attending the health fair will also be your…

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NFCC holds health fair

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Friday, April 13, the Allied Health students at North Florida Community College (NFCC) held a free health fair for the citizens of Madison County. Numerous organizations, businesses and individuals were on hand to provide useful information on topics ranging from disaster preparedness to nutrition. Free health screenings, including blood pressure and cholesterol, were also available. OneBlood had their “Big Red Bus” on hand for a blood drive. With an hour still to go, the blood drive had already exceeded their goal for blood donations….

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