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Southern states create a new face of AIDS

Southern states create a new face of AIDS

BY TERESA WILTZ STATELINE.ORG / MCT New Yorker Deadra Malloy was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, but she remained healthy for so long she wasn’t completely convinced she was positive. When she finally started getting sick in 2006, she decided to embrace her “ancestral roots” and accepted a job down South, where her mother was […]

Early treatment may decrease autism signs

Early treatment may decrease autism signs

BY GEOFFREY MOHAN LOS ANGELES TIMES / MCT How early can autism be detected in babies, and how soon can they be treated? A baby’s first birthday visit to the pediatrician usually includes a screening for the social deficits common with autism spectrum disorder. But doctors and scientists tend to agree that they can’t make […]

Too much money for Midtown?

Too much money for Midtown?

Daytona commissioner’s statement infuriates former redevelopment board chair, others BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “I’m not sure about anybody else, but I’m getting a lot of grief that we’re spending $30, $40 million dollars in Zones 5 and 6, and we’re spending like a few million in Zone 4.” Those were the words spoken […]

Former NFL player Tony Boselli teaches kids how to tackle the flu

Former NFL player Tony Boselli teaches kids how to tackle the flu

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County public school students are gearing up to fight influenza with assistance from former Jacksonville Jaguars player Tony Boselli. The partnership between the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Volusia County Public Schools and Healthy Schools, LLC is called “Teach Flu a Lesson” and is designed to […]

Campaign signs at library spark debate

Campaign signs at library spark debate

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach voters will notice a markedly different voting experience if they choose to vote on city-owned property in Daytona Beach this election cycle. Following a complaint concerning campaign signs on property at the Daytona Beach City Island Library precinct during the primary election period, code enforcement has been […]

Campaign under way to recruit more Black and Latino nurses

Campaign under way to recruit more Black and Latino nurses

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Because of the lack of minorities who serve as registered nurses, the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign and Macy’s department store have continued its three-year partnership in which 16 scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded annually to help increase the number of diverse health care […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Libraries to host suicide awareness sessions Social workers Jessica Buccolo and Jenifer Flores will explain how people can help prevent suicides by recognizing the behavioral changes that often precede suicide attempts. They’ll share their observations during free presentations at: • 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 […]

New Baptist Convention president to push for renaissance in Black community

New Baptist Convention president to push for renaissance in Black community

BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE If Dr. Jerry Young, the new president of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., has his way, things will change in the Black community from the leadership down to the grassroots. Young dreams of a day when Black leaders across the nation will set aside any competition […]

Events

Events

Revival starts Sept. 22 at Daytona Deliverance Daytona Deliverance Church of God is hosting its Fresh Fire Revival 2014 on Monday, Sept. 22 through Sept. 24 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest revivalist will be Bishop Talbert W. Swan, II of Springfield, Mass. Swan, a renowned speaker and community activist, is the pastor of […]

Bluster is not a strategy

Bluster is not a strategy

Bluster is on the loose. With ISIS, an al-Qaida offshoot, proclaiming a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, Russia facing off with Ukraine, Libya descending into a civil chaos, the Taliban striking in Afghanistan, pundits and politicians are raising a drumbeat of demands for muscular action, condemning President Obama for his caution and supposed […]