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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 […]

Are all these drugs for seniors necessary?

Are all these drugs for seniors necessary?

An increasing number of elderly patients nationwide are on multiple medications to treat chronic diseases, raising their chances of dangerous drug interactions and serious side effects. BY ANNA GORMAN AND HEIDI DE MARCO KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Dominick Bailey sat at his computer, scrutinizing the medication lists of patients in the geriatric […]

Volusia Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Sept. 10

Volusia Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Sept. 10

More than 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and in Florida, over half-a-million people are currently diagnosed. In Volusia County, there are just over 17,000 people living with Alzheimer’s. An estimated $236 billion will be spent in America- on care for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia in 2016. By […]

DeLand church to present Zika forum

DeLand church to present Zika forum

DeLand church to present Zika forum Trinity United Methodist in DeLand is hosting an educational forum titled The Zika Virus: Who is at Risk? The forum will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the church’s fellowship hall at 306 W. Wisconsin Ave. Learn the signs, symptoms and treatments as well as what is […]

Mylan will sell generic version of EpiPen

Mylan will sell generic version of EpiPen

BY MARTHA FOURCADE BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS Mylan NV, the drugmaker under fire for pricing its EpiPen emergency allergy shots at $600, said it will introduce a generic version in coming weeks that will halve the price. The generic EpiPen will be identical to the branded product, including device functionality and drug formulation, and cost $300 per […]

Clean eating: What the nutrition trend means

Clean eating: What the nutrition trend means

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS “I’ve seen many nutrition trends over the years,” says Anne Bauch, Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietitian. “Many of us are looking for the best ways to eat to promote weight loss, lower the risk of chronic disease or improve overall wellness. The most recent nutrition trend is called clean eating.” […]

Local officials not too worried about Zika’s impact on tourism

Local officials not too worried about Zika’s impact on tourism

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health confirmed 15 new travel-related cases of the Zika virus on Wednesday, which included one in Volusia County. The report included three each in Pinellas, Orange and Seminole counties, two in Broward and one each in Broward, Manatee and Pasco. Local officials are being cautious but […]

Partnership helps pregnant women quit smoking

Partnership helps pregnant women quit smoking

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Nearly three months after its launch, the first Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program in Florida has a full roster. To build additional community support for the program, the Tobacco Free Florida – Volusia County Partnership is hosting a public meeting beginning at 4 p.m., Monday, July 25, at the […]

The widening of the nutrition gap

The widening of the nutrition gap

Non-Latino Blacks and Mexican-Americans were significantly less likely to have upgraded the quality of their diets than were non-Latino Whites. BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE More American adults are eating better, but a new analysis of American diets between 2000 and 2012 shows that the trend of improved nutrition is largely […]

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