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Halifax Health honors nurses for extraordinary work

Halifax Health honors nurses for extraordinary work

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Halifax Health recently honored two registered nurses – Kim Albery and Mary Little – as winners of the community health system’s December 2016 DAISY Award recognizing extraordinary nurses. Kim Albery of New Smyrna Beach has been a Halifax Health employee since 2001.  Originally hired as a licensed practical nurse, Albery, a […]

Local youth receive free dental care

Local youth receive free dental care

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF As part of the annual Give Kids A Smile event on Feb. 3, 16 local children received free, comprehensive dental care from the Department of Health in Volusia County. Dental staff in the Daytona Beach and Orange City offices collectively performed 16 exams and cleanings, 11 fillings, 61 sealants and 15 […]

Free tests available on Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Free tests available on Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Volusia County will offer free rapid HIV tests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 at DOH locations in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City. “Everyone should take advantage of this opportunity to confirm their HIV status,” said DOH-Volusia Administrator Patricia Boswell. “When a […]

Halifax Health doctors’ research recognized at international forum

Halifax Health doctors’ research recognized at international forum

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The research of top physicians in the Halifax Health – Family Medicine Residency Program was recognized at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) 28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care held in December in Orlando. The physicians joined nearly 6,000 health care professionals at the international forum […]

7 things you need to know about future of Obamacare

7 things you need to know about future of Obamacare

BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — You’ve seen the headlines and you’ve heard the slogans: Obamacare is on the chopping block and President-elect Donald Trump is going to replace it with “something terrific.” But what are the new president and Congress really going to do? How much of the current law will […]

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Speech therapy for Parkinson’s update scheduled Royleen Barton will provide an update on speech therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Barton is a speech and language pathologist with Florida Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation. […]

Helping cancer patients enjoy food again

Helping cancer patients enjoy food again

Miracle fruit grown at South Florida farm masks metallic taste, enhances flavors BY MONIQUE O. MADAN MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — Her water tasted like rusty pennies; the pepperoni pizza like metallic cardboard. The more chemotherapy sessions Monica Faison-Finch got, the faster her taste buds gave out. Over time she became thinner and thinner as her […]

Young Blacks benefit from  HPV vaccine, experts say

Young Blacks benefit from HPV vaccine, experts say

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVCE Higher rates of cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) occur in African-Americans compared to Whites, according to a nationally renowned physician Dr. Alison Moriarty Daley. While some Black parents have concerns about vaccines for HPV including that their children are too young to even consider sex, health […]

How Obama and Trump differ on concussion policy

How Obama and Trump differ on concussion policy

BY ELIZABETH BLOOM PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Barack Obama and Donald Trump disagree on pretty much everything. Climate change. The Iran nuclear deal. Russia. Curiously enough, you can add concussions to the list of areas that divide the current president and president-elect. Both Obama and, to a lesser extent, Trump have made public statements […]

Network expanding services to help  HIV/AIDS patients

Network expanding services to help HIV/AIDS patients

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Outreach Community Care Network in Daytona Beach provides services for HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C patients. The community-based organization, located at 240 N. Frederick Ave., held a World AIDS Day event on Dec. 1 that was open to the public. “It is more about putting awareness out in the community. […]

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