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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 […]

Getting to the heart of the meal

Getting to the heart of the meal

BY RONDA RACHA PENRICE URBAN NEWS SERVICE The roots of soul food run deep. Mary McCallum-Stewart isn’t as well-known as Sylvia Woods, purveyor of Harlem’s legendary eatery, Sylvia’s Restaurant. But McCallum-Stewart also built a soul food legacy. The Jackson, Mississippi native launched her own soul food empire in 1969.  Los Angeles’ M&M Soul Food Restaurant […]

Fixing the pain problem

Fixing the pain problem

SAFE, EFFECTIVE OPTIONS FOR LONG-TERM TREATMENT Pain relief doesn’t have to come in a bottle, however. Physical therapists can provide a safe, drug-free alternative for treating pain. From Family Features America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

CDC: 38 percent of US adults now obese

CDC: 38 percent of US adults now obese

Children and teens are at 17 percent, new studies show BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies squander hundreds of millions of dollars? By trying to fight America’s obesity epidemic. Two new studies show that the best efforts of all these players — as well […]

Florida stores helping consumers buy foreign drugs despite ban

Florida stores helping consumers buy foreign drugs despite ban

BY PHIL GALEWITZ KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS LAKELAND – A hardy market for imported low-cost prescription drugs has taken root in Florida, nourished by older Americans and tolerant regulators. About 15 storefront businesses across Florida claim to help thousands of customers each year place online orders from pharmacies in Canada and overseas for medicines at prices […]

A free checkup for young athletes

A free checkup for young athletes

Family First Health Center provides physicals for kids eager to play sports COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dr. Delicia M. Haynes, founder and CEO of the Family First Health Center, presented the center’s seventh annual free sports physicals event on May 21. She was assisted by Dr. Andria Klioze and Dr. Karla McNish of the […]

Stroke happens regardless of age, race or gender

Stroke happens regardless of age, race or gender

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Often called a brain attack, a stroke occurs when a blockage stops the flow of blood to the brain or when a blood vessel […]

Halifax Health showcases renovated neonatal unit with virtual tour

Halifax Health showcases renovated neonatal unit with virtual tour

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach is celebrating the completion of renovations to its Betty Jane France Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The $1-million construction project, which expanded the NICU from nine to 14 beds, is showcased via a virtual tour available online at www.halifaxhealth.org/NICU. “We are […]

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