President teams up with athletes to push Obamacare

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama...

Insurance enrollment Sunday in Daytona

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is encouraging every uninsured resident to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The deadline...

Healthy eating tips for college students on the go

BY ZAVIA FERGUSON SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The countdown begins. With less than an hour on the clock, sweat rolls off the brow of Sierra...

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...

Former NFL player tackles diabetes in Daytona Beach

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Kendall Simmons is no longer tackling defensive players on the football field, but he’s tackling a different beast – type...

Sobering numbers continue for Blacks, HIV/AIDS

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Feb. 7.  Initially observed in 1999, the 2014 theme is “I Am My Brother’s and...

Employers find returns when they invest in workplace wellness

BY LORRAINE MIRABELLA THE BALTIMORE SUN/MCT Janis Smith feels a lot healthier — and more confident — since shedding 65 pounds in six months, and that...

Halifax Health receives Komen grant to provide free mammograms

For a limited time, uninsured women who are residents of Volusia and Flagler counties can receive free mammograms courtesy of a grant provided by...

HIV Infection Rates Decline Among Black Women by Zenitha Prince

Just in time for National HIV Testing Day, which was observed on June 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered some encouraging...

Sulfur Emissions from Exxon Mobil Leak Harmful to Human Health

 A leak in one of Exxon Mobil’s sulfur recovery units in Baton Rouge, La. last month resulted in the release of various chemicals harmful...

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