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Health educator takes stand against smoking

Health educator takes stand against smoking

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Charles Bethune is the new Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. The Mainland High School and Bethune-Cookman University graduate has been working to establish Volusia County SWAT clubs for the 2014-2015 school year at local Volusia County middle schools. SWAT […]

Human West Nile Virus case now confirmed in Volusia

Human West Nile Virus case now confirmed in Volusia

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is advising residents to take precautions due to increased mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Volusia County. A suspect human case of West Nile illness has been confirmed by the state laboratory and there is a heightened concern that additional residents may become ill. The case involves […]

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 […]

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 […]

Halifax Health to present free men’s prostate health event on Sept. 19

Halifax Health to present free men’s prostate health event on Sept. 19

The Halifax Health – Center for Urology’s free men’s prostate health event is Friday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Halifax Health Medical Center, Professional Building, 311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 360, Daytona Beach. This free, community education program will include prostate exams and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, which can help […]

How to help children cope with traumatic events

How to help children cope with traumatic events

Events like those in Ferguson can cause anxiety, fear, stress BY SANDRA JORDAN MCT Whether you saw it first-hand on the streets, on smart phones or on your television at home, the graphic and disturbing images of the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, and the ensuing demonstrations and violent aggression toward protests by night, […]

Complete Nutrition for Women

Complete Nutrition for Women

Vitamins and supplements to promote health From Family Features With so many different choices in the vitamin aisle, many women find it difficult to choose the right ones to fit their personal needs. As a woman, keeping your body healthy is an important task. Whether you are in your child-bearing years, taking folic acid for […]

Libraries to host ‘Medicare 101’ programs

Libraries to host ‘Medicare 101’ programs

Residents who are enrolled in Medicare or will qualify within the next few months are invited to free “Medicare 101” programs at three public libraries in August. The programs will be presented by the nonprofit organization SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). A representative will explain what is covered under Medicare, how individual parts […]

Partnership Plans tobacco prevention education for Volusia youth

Partnership Plans tobacco prevention education for Volusia youth

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER The Tobacco Free Florida – Volusia County Partnership will have an informational session on tobacco prevention education for schools at its next meeting on Monday, July 28, at 4 p.m. at the Volusia County Health Department, 1845 Holsonback Road, Daytona Beach. Teresa Williams, Tobacco Prevention Program manager for Flagler County, will […]

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