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War on opioids hurts sickle cell disease patients

War on opioids hurts sickle cell disease patients

BY LEONARD E. COLVIN NEW JOURNAL AND GUIDE/NNPA For the thousands of individuals who suffer from the effects of sickle cell anemia, pain is a common part of their lives. The inherited disease causes red blood cells of mostly people of African descent to deform into a sickle shape. This inhibits the red blood cells from carrying oxygen […]

The importance of planning for long-term care

The importance of planning for long-term care

FROM FAMILY FEATURES Research suggests that most Americans turning age 65 will need some form of assistance with everyday activities, known as long-term care, as they grow older. The amount of care needed will depend on many variables, including overall health, cognitive functioning and home environment. Age is a strong predictor of the need for […]

Ticket to Work provides job training to disabled

Ticket to Work provides job training to disabled

BY NICOLE TIGGEMANN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Social Security encourages people to rejoin the workforce when they are able. Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that helps people get vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals, and other employment support services. This program is for people ages 18 to 64, who are receiving disability benefits […]

Report shows that Black men are ‘dying too soon’

Report shows that Black men are ‘dying too soon’

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all men in Volusia County, including Black men. Cancer and unintentional death are second and third, respectively, according to a report recently released by the Florida Department of Health-Volusia County. Cancer includes prostate and lung cancer while unintentional injury deaths include motor […]

Health officials: Tuesday a good day for HIV testing

Health officials: Tuesday a good day for HIV testing

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local health organizations are encouraging local residents to get tested during National HIV Testing Day on Tuesday, June 27. The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County encourages everyone to know their status. Free rapid testing will be available on that day at the health department’s facilities from 9 a.m. […]

Slide into summer safety

Slide into summer safety

Tips for a fun, summer From Family Features Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other outdoor activities. Longer days mean more time outside and more physical activity, which translates to increased potential for injuries. Playground falls, lawnmower accidents, campfire and fire pit burns are some common childhood injuries that […]

When the unexpected happens

When the unexpected happens

It was a beautiful, sunny day when Jordan Nerski headed to the playground with his mother, like millions of other kids on summer vacation. One minute Jordan was climbing on the jungle gym and the next he was on the ground with a broken elbow. Accidents like these are why emergency room doctors and staff […]

New report: Black doctors making less than White ones

New report: Black doctors making less than White ones

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE African-American physicians earn 15 percent less than White physicians—an average of $262,000 compared to $303,000—according to Medscape’s 2017 Physicians Compensation Report. Approximately 19,200 physicians across 26 areas of medicine were asked questions about annual compensation, race, gender, geography and job satisfaction. The report, detailed by CBS News, revealed that […]

Flagler graduates first Mental Health First Aid class

Flagler graduates first Mental Health First Aid class

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Flagler County graduated its first Mental Health First Aid class that included participants from the Clerk of the Circuit Court, CareerSource and Flagler County staff among others. “This was a wonderful class that provided the attendees with the tools to identify, understand, and respond to the signs of mental illnesses […]

Halifax Health – Hospice plans events on advance health care planning

Halifax Health – Hospice plans events on advance health care planning

National Healthcare Decisions Day, which aims to help people across the United States understand the value of advance health care planning, will be a weeklong event, taking place April 16-22. In observance, Halifax Health – Hospice is presenting free educational and informational activities for residents throughout Volusia County. “National Healthcare Decisions Day allows organizations such […]

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