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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 […]

Local youth participate in YMCA 5K at Speedway

Local youth participate in YMCA 5K at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Nearly 200 kids from around Volusia County were joined by YMCA staff and volunteers on Feb. 7 during the inaugural 5-2-1-0 5K, part of the Daytona Beach Lap the Track Half Marathon at the Daytona International Speedway. To prepare for the race, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCAs offered a running club […]

High heart disease risk for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

High heart disease risk for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Studies have shown that if you have rheumatoid arthritis, your risk of developing heart disease is two to three times higher than people who do not have the disorder. Although the exact connection between the two conditions is unclear, a number of factors seem to play into the […]

When quitting is winning

When quitting is winning

Family Features Quitting tobacco is hard, but it’s never too late to quit and begin reaping the health benefits of a tobacco-free lifestyle. Whether you use cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chew or e-cigarettes, all forms of tobacco are harmful and can be addictive. Tobacco products contain several chemicals, as well as a sub­stance called nicotine that […]

Health experts give the skinny on top diet trends

Health experts give the skinny on top diet trends

BY MARTHA ROSS SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS (TNS) For your New Year’s resolution, maybe you have vowed to go gluten-free. After all, your neighbor said it’s her secret for shedding pounds and having that healthy, happy glow. Or maybe you need a quick reboot after all that holiday eating and drinking. Wouldn’t a “cleanse,” of […]