The Pandemic of Mental Health

As we leave 2020 behind and enter 2021 with optimism, there are a record number of Americans who cannot because they’re anxious, worried, sleep-deprived, distracted, and depressed due to the Covid-19 pandemic; coupled with continuous disruptions in their daily lives, ongoing financial loss and uncertainty about the future. We were already experiencing a pandemic of […]

Seniors are Ready to Get Back to Normal

Months into the coronavirus pandemic, Seniors are still having a hard time envisioning their “new normal.” Many are grieving the loss of their old routines, their families, and daily activities. They are suffering from depression, anxiety, and isolation.  With Seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers being among the first Americans to be vaccinated, […]

COVID-19 Vaccine

Last week, medical facilities began receiving and administering the first doses of the coronavirus vaccines. Our Healthcare workers and all First Responders who are on the frontline every day and our most vulnerable will be receiving the first doses. It’s important to know that the vaccine isn’t a cure, but a prevention vaccine and is […]

COVID-19 Testing at Broward County FLL Airport

On December 9th, Broward County Airport (FLL) began offering COVID-19 testing for passengers who can provide proof of upcoming travel plans from FLL, MIA or PBI Airports. Testing site is in Terminal-3, lower-level near baggage claim from 7am to 9pm daily. Two tests are offered with our online appointment system: a Rapid Antigen test $69 […]

Anxiety & Depression due to COVID-19

Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has caused so much turmoil in our lives. Adults are suffering from anxiety and depression due to extended unemployment, economic and financial downturn, and loss of loved ones. March 2020, COVID-19 affected and infected the U.S. and 9 months later we still have food insecurities, homelessness, and a major increase in […]

Holiday 2020

Holidays bring excitement and joy. It’s an opportunity to celebrate and spend time with loved ones. After months of isolation, economic anxiety, and pandemic fatigue, it’s understandable that people are yearning for hugs, kisses, and time with family members. COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and we all must continue making sacrifices to keep everyone safe, […]

Heavy Rain brings Pesty Mosquitoes

South Florida experienced heavy rain recently, which brought tons of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are a public health issue and Broward County continues to be under a mosquito-borne illnesses alert. Mosquitoes that carry the Zika Virus, West Nile, and Dengue Fever breed indoors, outdoors, and bite any time of day. You can prevent mosquito-borne diseases from spreading […]

Depression & Suicide

25 million Americans suffer from depression each year. 60% of all people who die by suicide suffer from major depression. Depression affects 5-8% of Americans ages 18 and over. 260 people committed suicide in Broward County last year. Finally, the Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted to approve the rulemaking process for the new 988 number […]

Climate Change is Real!

Climate change is real, and the consequences of climate change are already here, and millions of lives are at stake. In the US, chronic flooding threatens coastal communities, and devasting hurricanes are commonplace. Wildfires, heatwaves, droughts, and inland flooding continue to break records. We may not be able to reverse all the damage, but we […]

Political Arena Then & Now

Where has civility gone? Years ago, when I first entered the political arena, I was excited about the prospect of being able to help people who didn’t have a voice.  In the subsequent years, I’ve seen an escalation in nastiness, negativity, and a complete disconnect as to what people are expecting in elected officials.  It’s […]