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About the First For You Health Forum

This forum is intended to be a parental information sharing site for parents or guardians with ill children.

If you have a situation another First Coast parent may have experienced and you want to learn more about what they went through, share your circumstances here.

If you have an experience that answers someone's question, please share it. This is meant to provide parental support, not medical diagnosis.

Please do not mention the names of your children.

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Girl Born Without a Face Gets New Sister

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Clay County girl was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder which left her without almost half the bones in her face. Now, there's a new bright spot in this girl's life.

12:29 PM, Feb 19, 2010

Opening of the Beaches

By Angela Spears
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL -- The opening of the Beaches signals the unofficial start to Summer on the First Coast.

8:41 AM, Apr 23, 2004

Bin Laden Raid Nets Employee Big Bonus

The identities of the Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's compound remain a mystery, but one man who helped get them there is getting his due - publicly and financially.

4:13 AM, May 19, 2012

Unknown man guns down two adult women, Cocoa Beach police say

COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- Just hours before a Cocoa family planned to celebrate one member's 7th birthday today, an unknown man ran into their apartment and gunned down two adult women, killing one and gravely wounding the other, police said.

7:47 PM, Jan 21, 2013

Man shows true love for wife with Alzheimer's

He courted her for three years, walking her to the theater on warm nights and bringing flowers and chocolates to her uncle's store. She was the cashier, he the butcher.

9:41 PM, Feb 14, 2013

Herman Pickens arrested in Mojo's murder/robbery

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Herman Pickens has been officially charged with the July 8 Mojo's murder/robbery on St. Johns Avenue.

1:35 PM, Dec 16, 2013

Baptist Nurse Facing Drug Charges

By Grayson Kamm
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A nurse from Baptist Medical Center appeared in court Tuesday morning on drug-related charges.

8:27 PM, Feb 14, 2007

Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits?

It's a struggle for so many people on the First Coast, nearly ten percent of people without a job.

Over the past four years, nearly 18 million Americans collected federal unemployment benefits.

And now a local Congressman wants to make it tougher to get that money.

9:43 AM, Dec 8, 2011

Florida's pill mill crackdowns hurting those in real pain

Florida used to be a destination for those seeking prescription pain meds. Pill mills littered Interstate 95, the parking lots filled with out of state plates. But the crackdown has lead to a new problem.

11:09 PM, Oct 31, 2013

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