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Staying Safe: Avoiding a Fall is Way More Fun than Recovering From One

Staying Safe: Avoiding a Fall is Way More Fun than Recovering From One

Falls: Why Do We Do This? Our body relies on many functions to keep us upright and balanced. Our muscles, vision, eyes, lungs, nervous system and inner ear work together to keep us from falling. But sometimes, things go awry. Everyone has a story about the time they had aterrible…


Staying Safe: Through the Eyes of an ER Physician

Staying Safe: Through the Eyes of an ER Physician

Up Close and Personal Dr. Tami Vega is a physician in the Emergency Room of North Florida Regional Medical Center. She knows very well that unintended injury is a major killer for people who live in North Central Florida, including women. She has a unique perspective because she sees the…


Just One Thing – SMART STEPS

Just One Thing – SMART STEPS

Unintended injuries happen. So, what then? We’ve concentrated a lot this month on avoidable car accidents and avoidable falls. Those are the two most common unintended injuries that lead to loss of life. Unintended injuries is the #3 or #4 cause of death in each of the counties that make…


Staying Safe: Apps and Driving

Staying Safe: Apps and Driving

I’m in my mid-twenties and I’m pretty sure I don’t know what I’d do without my smartphone. It’s how I make plans, take photos; it wakes me up in the morning, and may even be the first thing I would reach for in case of an emergency. It’s not just…


Just One Text

Just One Text

Happy New Year to all the women who are already part of Women and Wellness and to those who will join us this year. Here’s this week’s ‘Just One Thing’ for you to consider. Our Spotlight Series this month is about Staying Safe because unintentional injuries is one of the…


Motor Vehicle Accidents – What You Need To Know

Motor Vehicle Accidents – What You Need To Know

Imagine this: You’re riding with your family, on your way to a long awaited vacation. Suddenly traffic slows and ahead you aren’t sure what you’re seeing because your brain can’t process something so out of the norm for you. Finally, your brain catches up and you realize it was a…


Staying Safe:  What Can You Do?

Staying Safe: What Can You Do?

Our Biggies are Car Accidents and Falls There are a variety of unintended injuries that lead to death for women across North Central Florida. Well Florida Council and Alachua Fire & Rescue say the two biggest concerns are automobile wrecks and falls. Car accidents happen to people who are younger…


Just One Thing. Plus 2 and 3 about Staying Safe.

Just One Thing. Plus 2 and 3 about Staying Safe.

Happy New Year to all the women who are already part of Women and Wellness and to those who will join us this year. Here’s this week’s ‘Just One Thing’ for you to consider. Our Spotlight Series this month is about Staying Safe because Unintentional Injury is one of the…


Staying Safe:  The Terrible Truth about Falls

Staying Safe: The Terrible Truth about Falls

Our thanks to Alachua County Fire & Rescue for all of the support they have provided for this month’s Spotlight Series on Unintentional Injuries — the third leading cause of death in Alachua County and for much of North Central Florida. This article is written by Toya Bauer. In her…


Staying Safe: Just the Facts

Staying Safe: Just the Facts

Who Knew? Unintentional Injury is a Leading Cause of Death Surprised to read that Staying Safe would truly be as important to your your health as nutrition and exercise? It’s a fact. Consider our research. Unintentional Injury is the third leading cause of death in Alachua County. Throughout the 16-county…


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