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7 things you need to know about future of Obamacare

7 things you need to know about future of Obamacare

BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — You’ve seen the headlines and you’ve heard the slogans: Obamacare is on the chopping block and President-elect Donald Trump is going to replace it with “something terrific.” But what are the new president and Congress really going to do? How much of the current law will […]

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Speech therapy for Parkinson’s update scheduled Royleen Barton will provide an update on speech therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Barton is a speech and language pathologist with Florida Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation. […]

Helping cancer patients enjoy food again

Helping cancer patients enjoy food again

Miracle fruit grown at South Florida farm masks metallic taste, enhances flavors BY MONIQUE O. MADAN MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — Her water tasted like rusty pennies; the pepperoni pizza like metallic cardboard. The more chemotherapy sessions Monica Faison-Finch got, the faster her taste buds gave out. Over time she became thinner and thinner as her […]

Young Blacks benefit from  HPV vaccine, experts say

Young Blacks benefit from HPV vaccine, experts say

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVCE Higher rates of cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) occur in African-Americans compared to Whites, according to a nationally renowned physician Dr. Alison Moriarty Daley. While some Black parents have concerns about vaccines for HPV including that their children are too young to even consider sex, health […]

How Obama and Trump differ on concussion policy

How Obama and Trump differ on concussion policy

BY ELIZABETH BLOOM PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Barack Obama and Donald Trump disagree on pretty much everything. Climate change. The Iran nuclear deal. Russia. Curiously enough, you can add concussions to the list of areas that divide the current president and president-elect. Both Obama and, to a lesser extent, Trump have made public statements […]

Network expanding services to help  HIV/AIDS patients

Network expanding services to help HIV/AIDS patients

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Outreach Community Care Network in Daytona Beach provides services for HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C patients. The community-based organization, located at 240 N. Frederick Ave., held a World AIDS Day event on Dec. 1 that was open to the public. “It is more about putting awareness out in the community. […]

Everything you need to know about nutrition during pregnancy

Everything you need to know about nutrition during pregnancy

BY CHARLES PLATKIN FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM / TNS There is still a lot of confusion about nutrition and other health issues during pregnancy. To dispel some of the many myths and rumors, we did a bit of research and also reached out to a renowned expert, Dr. Taraneh Shirazian, an assistant professor of obstetrics and […]

With FluMist no longer an option, it’s back to shots

With FluMist no longer an option, it’s back to shots

BY DAWN RHODES CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS For the past few years, most adults and children had a choice of how to get vaccinated against the flu: the more common shot in the arm or the FluMist spray in the nostrils. But the less painful method no longer is an option, at least not for the foreseeable […]

Doctor dispenses medicine, compassion

Doctor dispenses medicine, compassion

Daytona Beach physician discusses patients’ trust, high cost of health care BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Loretha King, a primary care physician at Florida Health Care Plans in Daytona Beach, knew she wanted to be a doctor at a very young age. King, who has an extensive career in health care – having been […]

Health department opening in Orange City

Health department opening in Orange City

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County soon will be serving residents from a new, consolidated location in Orange City. To celebrate the opening, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City. An open house will follow the ceremony from 9:15 a.m. to 10 […]

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