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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 […]

Report highlights health shortcomings

Report highlights health shortcomings

Volusia ranks No. 42 out of 67 counties in Florida when it comes to overall health. The county was at 40 a year ago. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County has taken a step back when it comes to health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin recently released its 2017 […]

HIIT is best way to slow aging process

HIIT is best way to slow aging process

High-intensity interval training requires short bursts of intense aerobic activity, intermixed with longer stretch of moderate exercise. BY ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ MIAMI HERALD/TNS Lace up those sneakers. Exercise – specifically high-intensity interval training – slows down the aging process. A new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism noted that any kind of exercise is better […]

Home remedies for colds: What works, what doesn’t

Home remedies for colds: What works, what doesn’t

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, but are they effective? Nothing can cure a cold, but there are some remedies that might help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so miserable. Here’s a look at some common cold remedies and what’s known about them. What […]

Volusia has highest rate in state of pregnant smokers

Volusia has highest rate in state of pregnant smokers

Volusia County has a higher rate of mothers who smoke during pregnancy than Florida. according to a special report released by the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia). The report analyzes the distribution and prevalence of smoking and pregnancy and compares rates from 2011 through 2015. “Every child should make it to their […]

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