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Five Ideas for the Family Grill-master

Five Ideas for the Family Grill-master

Call it the Father's Day predicament. We want to honor the fathers in our lives. But on a nice June weekend, we often want to celebrate with a cookout, so Dad ends up manning the grill and cooking his own dinner. Is that fair? Perhaps not. But here are five ways to sweeten the deal and lighten the load for the hard-working grill-master at your house:

1. Double down.

Just because your dad has a grill doesn't mean he doesn't want, even need, another. "Consider making him a multiple grill owner," suggests Steven Raichlen, author of The Barbecue Bible and several other books on grilling. If he has a gas grill (about 70% of U.S. grill owners do), consider giving him a charcoal grill. Along with the added cooking surface, Raichlen says, you'll get a better smoker than you get on any gas model. You'll also be giving Dad the not-to-be-underestimated gift of literally playing with fire.

Miracle Children Bring Extra Thanks to Local Publix Store

Miracle Children Bring Extra Thanks to Local Publix Store

Jennifer and Dave Edwards are proud parents of 2 healthy twin boys, Jack and Luke.  At 16 weeks into their pregnancy, doctors told the parents-to-be that one of their babies had no amniotic fluid and to prepare for the worst. At just 19 weeks, Jennifer started having contractions and was immediately admitted into the hospital.  She made it to 32 weeks and delivered the two boys at Wolfson Children’s Hospital on September 7, 2007. Jack and Luke each weighed a little over 2 lbs. and were able to go home after 8 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).The boys were transported and treated with equipment that was purchased by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with funds raised by their corporate sponsors such as Publix.

Ken Jeong Suits Up in New "Stayin' Alive" Video

FOR AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S HANDS-ONLY CPR CAMPAIGN

American Heart Association works with Crowdrise.com to raise awareness and funding 

  Ken Jeong combines his comedic prowess with his medical training in a new Hands-Only CPR video from the American Heart Association that uses the disco hit “Stayin’ Alive” to help people remember what to do in a sudden cardiac arrest. The video can be viewed at crowdrise.com/HandsOnlyCPR.

License-free Saltwater Fishing Father's Day Weekend

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and one great way to celebrate is by planning a fishing trip off of the waters of Florida.  So if it has been awhile since you last wet a hook, or if it is something you’ve always wanted to try, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has provided a great opportunity to get dads and their families out on the water. You won’t need a saltwater fishing license anywhere in Florida during the weekend of June 18-19.

Local Ladies get Pampered and Primped at the Jacksonville Florida Blue Center

Local Ladies get Pampered and Primped at the Jacksonville Florida Blue Center

In celebration of women’s health, the Jacksonville Florida Blue Center invites local women to its Ladies Day Out Spa Event for a relaxing day full of pampering and health education. During the special event, attendees will be able to participate in women’s health screenings, learn about the latest makeup and fashion trends and enjoy a presentation from informative speakers, all while receiving free food and complimentary beauty treatments.

Florida Blue Recognizes Duval County Public School Employees During Employee Appreciation Day

Florida Blue Recognizes Duval County Public School Employees During Employee Appreciation Day

The Jacksonville Florida Blue Center invites Duval County Public School employees (DCPS) to an action-packed Employee Appreciation Day in Jacksonville filled with fun for the whole family. DCPS employees and family members are invited to come out for free health screenings, food and great prizes in appreciation for what they do for the community. There will be various activities for children to enjoy while parents learn about wellness and affordable health options.

Affordable Care Act Helps Moms-To-Be Save on Preventive Care

Affordable Care Act Helps Moms-To-Be Save on Preventive Care

Affordable Care Act Helps Moms-To-Be Save on Preventive Care

Health Plans Now Cover Co-Pays for More than a Dozen

Preventive Care Services for Women  

Data from the last two decades indicates that more babies are born in the U.S. during the summer months than in any other time of the year.  But for the first time this year, expectant moms can actually spend less on preventive care than those from years past due to the Affordable Care Act..