APHEC-The Anna Pierre Health Education Center " The People's Clinic"

at 12402 West Dixie Highway, Suite B, North Miami, 33161 United States

APHEC-The Anna Pierre Health Education Center " The People's Clinic"
12402 West Dixie Highway, Suite B
North Miami , FL 33161
United States
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APHEC INTERNATIONAL / THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC, Inc. was founded in 1990 by Nurse Anna Pierre, who saw the need to educate the Haitian community of South Florida, during the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As a registered nurse working in Miami, she witnessed firsthand that a lack of proper health education was a major factor in combating the disease. Also an artist and singer, Pierre used her popularity to raise awareness and educate her audiences, broadcasting information about various healthcare topics including HIV/AIDS, diabetes and cancer on all forms of media: TV, radio and the print media, in English, French and Creole. In 1996, APHEC was incorporated as a not-for-profit community-based organization and with the help of supporters from the business community, she began a radio program which was dedicated to health education, broadcasting public service announcements about various issues. In 1999 after attaining a Masters Degree in Public Health, Pierre reorganized APHEC to start providing even more services to the community such as free screenings and informational seminars; APHEC became a 501 (C)3 Community-Based Organization administering educational programs at hospitals, clinics, schools and universities not only in the South Florida area but in other immigrant, minority and underrepresented communities. The organization also is pioneering several international efforts in Haiti, the Caribbean and Latin America to bring its services to those needy communities as well.

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Published on 2014-11-26 02:58:27 GMT

Your health is our priority Votre sante est notre priorité Sante-w se priyorite nou _______________________ THE POWER OF NAPS ... Remember being forced to take naps when you were a kid? As an adult, you'd probably pay money to be able to take an afternoon nap every day. The good news is that science is backing you up: It turns out napping is good for you. Numerous studies have shown that naps improve mood, alertness and performance. Sara Mednick, Ph.D., from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies says they also benefit heart functioning, hormonal maintenance and cell repair. She says a "power nap" is an efficient sleep that maximizes all those benefits by getting the sleeper into and out of rejuvenative sleep as fast as possible. Experts at the National Sleep Foundation say a power nap of 20-30 minutes provides significant benefit for improved alertness and performance without leaving you feeling groggy or interfering with nighttime sleep, because you wake up before the brain enters deep, slow-wave sleep. Whether you are at work or at home, if you are overcome by tiredness, taking a quick snooze is your best bet for getting on with your day. Tip: To optimize your nap, consume some caffeine before you sleep. By the time you wake up, it will be kicking in and your alertness will increase even more. __________________ Anna Pierre, RN MPH

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