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Halifax Health – Hospice plans events on advance health care planning

Halifax Health – Hospice plans events on advance health care planning

National Healthcare Decisions Day, which aims to help people across the United States understand the value of advance health care planning, will be a weeklong event, taking place April 16-22. In observance, Halifax Health – Hospice is presenting free educational and informational activities for residents throughout Volusia County. “National Healthcare Decisions Day allows organizations such […]

Report highlights health shortcomings

Report highlights health shortcomings

Volusia ranks No. 42 out of 67 counties in Florida when it comes to overall health. The county was at 40 a year ago. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County has taken a step back when it comes to health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin recently released its 2017 […]

HIIT is best way to slow aging process

HIIT is best way to slow aging process

High-intensity interval training requires short bursts of intense aerobic activity, intermixed with longer stretch of moderate exercise. BY ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ MIAMI HERALD/TNS Lace up those sneakers. Exercise – specifically high-intensity interval training – slows down the aging process. A new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism noted that any kind of exercise is better […]

Home remedies for colds: What works, what doesn’t

Home remedies for colds: What works, what doesn’t

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, but are they effective? Nothing can cure a cold, but there are some remedies that might help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so miserable. Here’s a look at some common cold remedies and what’s known about them. What […]

Volusia has highest rate in state of pregnant smokers

Volusia has highest rate in state of pregnant smokers

Volusia County has a higher rate of mothers who smoke during pregnancy than Florida. according to a special report released by the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia). The report analyzes the distribution and prevalence of smoking and pregnancy and compares rates from 2011 through 2015. “Every child should make it to their […]

Speak out and protect your health

Speak out and protect your health

U.S. REP. ROBIN KELLY GUEST COMMENTARY For six years, Republicans have repeated the same phrase in every conversation about healthcare: “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now that Republicans control all levers of government, they are preparing legislation to strip 30 million Americans of the everyday security of health insurance. The impact of […]

Syphilis spike among newborns driven by broader epidemic

Syphilis spike among newborns driven by broader epidemic

BY ANNA GORMAN AND HEIDI DE MARCO KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: Baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs filled with fluid, bodies covered with rashes. Some only lived minutes; others died within days or […]

Tips to help maintain a healthier lifestyle

Tips to help maintain a healthier lifestyle

FAMILY FEATURES When it comes to creating and maintaining healthy habits, all the admonishments to “stop this” and “don’t do that” can be overwhelming. While there are some things you do need to cut back on, finding better balance is the true key to better heart health. You may be surprised by the things you […]

Halifax Health to host colon health awareness event

Halifax Health to host colon health awareness event

In recognition of March being National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Halifax Health is hosting a free colon health awareness event on Wednesday, March 22 at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, 303 N. Clyde Morris Boulevard, from 4 to 6 p.m. Presented by the Halifax Health – Center for Oncology, the educational event will […]

Halifax Health honors nurses for extraordinary work

Halifax Health honors nurses for extraordinary work

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Halifax Health recently honored two registered nurses – Kim Albery and Mary Little – as winners of the community health system’s December 2016 DAISY Award recognizing extraordinary nurses. Kim Albery of New Smyrna Beach has been a Halifax Health employee since 2001.  Originally hired as a licensed practical nurse, Albery, a […]