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Campaign under way to recruit more Black and Latino nurses

Campaign under way to recruit more Black and Latino nurses

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Because of the lack of minorities who serve as registered nurses, the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign and Macy’s department store have continued its three-year partnership in which 16 scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded annually to help increase the number of diverse health care […]

Halifax Health to present free men’s prostate health event on Sept. 19

Halifax Health to present free men’s prostate health event on Sept. 19

The Halifax Health – Center for Urology’s free men’s prostate health event is Friday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Halifax Health Medical Center, Professional Building, 311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 360, Daytona Beach. This free, community education program will include prostate exams and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, which can help […]

How to help children cope with traumatic events

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 your television at home, the graphic and disturbing images of the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, and the ensuing demonstrations and violent aggression toward protests by night, […]

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 […]

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