northwest health district alert:

If you’ve reached our website looking for information on STD testing or HIV prevention, please either click on “COUNTIES” or a specific county (e.g., Bartow) for contact information for that health department, then call for a confidential discussion of your needs. Thank you. Read More

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What we all need to know about liver health

The liver is the largest organ in the human body. Composed primarily of hepatocytes, this tissue is a first-line defense against chemicals and microorganisms entering our bloodstream through the gastrointestinal… read more

Kidney Disease Awareness

Kidney disease means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should. The effects of kidney disease can be serious , even life threatening. When left untreated… read more