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How to age well in every decade of your life

How to age well in every decade of your life

BY HOWARD COHEN MIAMI HERALD TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The title of a popular James Bond movie: “You Only Live Twice.” Forget what 007 says. We have one body to maintain and it’s the only one we get — a little cut and paste notwithstanding. The overall message? Get yourself to a doctor for regular screenings […]

Pets help provide comfort to stressed-out college students

Pets help provide comfort to stressed-out college students

BY CARLI TEPROFF MIAMI HERALD TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE MIAMI — By the end of his freshman year at Johnson & Wales University, Josh Nackenson said he “wasn’t in a good place.” His girlfriend died suddenly in another state, he had a heavy workload and he was still getting used to being on his own after […]

Study links ADHD diagnosis to child’s birth month

Study links ADHD diagnosis to child’s birth month

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE A new study on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is generating a lot of discussion because of its revelatory finding — that August-born children are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with ADHD than their classmates. The study adds weight to the argument that the growing number […]

Study: Vegans could be missing essential nutrients

Study: Vegans could be missing essential nutrients

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The health benefits of a plant-based diet is well-known, but the question remains: Could vegans be at risk for deficiency of essential nutrients? A retrospective review by Mayo Clinic physicians recently published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association indicated that vegans should ensure adequate intake of […]

YMCA encourages residents to learn risks, factors for developing diabetes

YMCA encourages residents to learn risks, factors for developing diabetes

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES March 22 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day and with millions of Americans at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA urges residents of Volusia County to learn their risk and take action to prevent the disease. Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million people; another […]

Mindfulness exercises helping troubled teens cope with life

Mindfulness exercises helping troubled teens cope with life

BY MEREDITH COHN BALTIMORE SUN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE BALTIMORE — When 16-year-old Kirsten White is in class and feels distracted, frustrated or angry, she looks at the tiles on the ceiling or the bricks on the walls and counts them. It gives her the chance to pause and think before she acts. “I take a […]

Radio personality’s life turned upside down by stroke

Radio personality’s life turned upside down by stroke

BY JENICE ARMSTRONG PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PHILADELPHIA — Out of nowhere, WDAS-FM radio personality Patty Jackson collapsed. She didn’t stumble over anything. But between her house and garage, Jackson hit the ground. Looking back, the popular broadcaster remembers that her right side had been feeling weak. But she didn’t think much about […]

HPV rates drop among young women

HPV rates drop among young women

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE A vaccine to fight human papillomavirus has proven to be effective. A study released in Pediatrics shows a sharp decrease in the number of HPV cases within the six years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced the HPV vaccine — a 64 percent decrease in […]

What to do if your teen is a cutter

What to do if your teen is a cutter

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE “She’s been wearing long sleeves even when it’s really hot out.” “She refuses to go swimming even though it was her favorite summer activity.” “He stays in his room most of the time and spends longer than usual in the bathroom.” “She is sensitive, moody and gets very […]

Waiting lists grow for drug to fight opioid addiction

Waiting lists grow for drug to fight opioid addiction

Obama’s new budget proposes $1.1 billion to expand the availability of buprenorphine and other opioid-addiction medications. BY CHRISTINE VESTAL STATELINE.ORG BURLINGTON, Vt. — After more than a decade of getting high on illicit opioid painkillers and heroin every day, Christopher Dezotelle decided to quit. He saw too many people overdose and die. “I couldn’t do […]