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...

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...

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...

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...

National HIV Testing Day to be recognized June 27

FROM STAFF REPORTS An estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States and almost one in five don’t know they are...

PLAY IT SAFE

Tips to keep kids safe all summer long From Family Features Summer is a time of playground fun, camping, swimming and other outdoor activities. When kids...

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,...

The ‘diaper need’ among the poor

Wearing dirty diapers longer leads to health issues for babies BY NANCY CAMBRIA ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/MCT ST. LOUIS — They are such a hot commodity, pharmacies and...

The high cost of generic medicine

Some drugs that were cheap to get just a few years ago have skyrocketed BY JIM FUQUAY FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT Pharmacist Larry Cowan can flip through his...

A matter of life and death

Nearly 35 percent of the more than 95,000 people on the national waiting list for a kidney transplant are African-American. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Minnie...

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