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October Is Take Your Loved One To the Doctor Month

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Tallahassee, Fl. –The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity invite you to join the statewide campaign “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Month.” Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day is a national campaign encouraging people to take charge of their own health and then to encourage their loved ones to do the same – however we’re extending the day to all of October.

October is Sudden Infant Death Awareness Month. Citrus County experiences many sudden infant deaths, many of which could be prevented. The reason an infant dies suddenly and unexpectedly is not always known but for many babies, their deaths are linked to preventable factors like sleeping in an unsafe environment or being exposed to secondhand smoke. The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County is committed to reducing the factors in our community that increase the risk of babies dying suddenly and unexpectedly through programs like the Florida Healthy Babies Initiative and the Baby Box Program. To learn more about these programs, please visit the Florida Healthy Babies page or the Healthy Start page.

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