Avoid complications during pregnancy

BY SHANTELLA Y. SHERMAN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken. This should determine how well...

Most dog bites to kids come from family pets

BY JIM MCVEIGH MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS PHOENIX — Prior studies have shown that most dog bite injuries result from family dogs. A new study conducted...

More turning to walk-in clinics for convenience, cost

BY TONY PUGH MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON — The tradition and inconvenience of appointment-based health care is under attack across America. A growing number of walk-in health...

EYE CARE as you age

From Family Features Which health screenings and exams are top priorities for you? If you’re like most adults, monitoring your weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure...

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University’s Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity is sponsoring free sickle cell screenings for the community in April...

Being overweight costing more than extra food

BY SHARELLE D. LOWERY NNPA NEWS SERVICE Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a...

Racial and ethnic disparities persist in teenage pregnancy rates

BY TERESA WILTZ STATELINE.ORG WASHINGTON — It’s a problem once thought to be intractable, and yet pregnancy and birth rates for Black and Latina teens have...

Volusia residents urged to get vaccinated against measles

COMPILED BY TIMES STAFF The Florida Department of Health is working with other state and federal officials to monitor individuals who may have been exposed...

Want to quit smoking? Health department has free resources

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A new year is a new opportunity to set health goals and stick with them. For many, it is a chance...

How Medicaid expansion would help Blacks

Health care would increase significantly if states accept federal funding BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As families prepare to choose health insurance coverage during...

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