Friday, January 17, 2020

Insufficient Vitamin D linked to prostate cancer

BY JAZELLE HUNT
 NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON  – The relationship between melanin and Vitamin D – the nutrient that sunlight provides – may explain why African-American,...

Warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a medical emergency. It happens when an event, usually an electrical disturbance, quickly and unexpectedly...

A simple way to stay healthier: Be a giver

BY TERRI YABLONKY STAT CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS If there’s a magic pill for happiness and longevity, we may have found it. Countless studies have found that generosity, both...

Smartphone-free bedroom could help kid sleep better

BY DEBORAH NETBURN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) If you want your kid to sleep better, consider taking the smartphone away from them at least an hour...

Choose cold remedies carefully if you have high blood pressure

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Over-the-counter cold remedies aren’t off-limits if you have high blood pressure, but it’s important to...

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...

Florida Senate committee backs medical tourism bill

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The state will spend $5 million next year to entice people to bring their aches...

Halifax Health – Hospice seeks volunteers for meal prep assistance

Halifax Health - Hospice is seeking caring, supportive and dedicated volunteers to provide assistance with patient meal...

Does a White doctor understand Black patient’s pain?

BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Does the blood of Black people clot more readily than that of White people? Does a Black person’s...

How to eat healthy at fast-food spots

Dietitians give advice on what to order at places like Chipotle and Panda Express BY GRACE WONG CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS At the start of the new year, you...