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Complete Nutrition for Women

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 right ones to fit their personal needs. As a woman, keeping your body healthy is an important task. Whether you are in your child-bearing years, taking folic acid for […]

Libraries to host ‘Medicare 101’ programs

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 libraries in August. The programs will be presented by the nonprofit organization SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). A representative will explain what is covered under Medicare, how individual parts […]

Partnership Plans tobacco prevention education for Volusia youth

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 next meeting on Monday, July 28, at 4 p.m. at the Volusia County Health Department, 1845 Holsonback Road, Daytona Beach. Teresa Williams, Tobacco Prevention Program manager for Flagler County, will […]

National HIV Testing Day to be recognized June 27

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 infected. Thanks to better treatments, people with HIV are now living longer — and with a better quality of life — than ever before. Getting tested is the first step […]

PLAY IT SAFE

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 are outdoors, their sense of adventure and curiosity soars, which can, unfortunately, lead to a higher risk of injuries. In fact, according to the Safe Kids Worldwide organization, each […]

Insufficient Vitamin D linked to prostate cancer

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, Caribbean, and men of African ancestry have the highest rates of prostate cancer than anyone in the world, according to a new study. The study by a team of […]

The ‘diaper need’ among the poor

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 stores sometimes keep them behind glass. They are the first line of defense against infection and disease — and are even linked to preventing depression and violence. Desperate […]

The high cost of generic medicine

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 records and spot the generic drugs that have taken big price jumps in the past year or so. There’s digoxin, a heart medicine that he used to buy […]

A matter of life and death

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 Mayes, a frequent visitor to Daytona Beach, is a caregiver and licensed practical nurse (LPN). She has assisted hundreds of ill and elderly patients throughout her career but […]

Health Equity Summit deals with disparities

Health Equity Summit deals with disparities

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Bethune-Cookman University and Halifax Health hosted the 2014 Health Equity Summit themed “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity.’’ The summit was held Wednesday in recognition of National Minority Health Month. “Statistics are real people with the tears wiped away,” […]

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