Newtown community health fair this Saturday

SARASOTA – The Newtown Community Service Coalition is hosting a community health fair Saturday. The event, sponsored in conjunction with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading, will feature free food, activities for children, and health screenings. Medical clinicians will be available to provide dental and vision examinations, check cholesterol and blood pressure, administer flu shots, and conduct rapid and confidential HIV...

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Emerging study notes the 27+ viruses found in semen

IT’S YOUR HEALTH – In the November issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, scientists report at least 27 viruses can live in semen. “It’s probably more than that, but the reality is that at least 27 have been identified,” Community AIDS Network medical director Vilma Vega, M.D., said. Michael Drennon of disease intervention services for the Sarasota Co. Department of Health says the most common of these diseases are sexually...

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