Health department releases breastfeeding report

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The percentage of Volusia County mothers who initiated breastfeeding of their new baby increased nearly 3 percent over four years...

War on opioids hurts sickle cell disease patients

BY LEONARD E. COLVIN NEW JOURNAL AND GUIDE/NNPA For the thousands of individuals who suffer from the effects of sickle cell anemia, pain is a common...

The importance of planning for long-term care

FROM FAMILY FEATURES Research suggests that most Americans turning age 65 will need some form of assistance with everyday activities, known as long-term care, as...

Ticket to Work provides job training to disabled

BY NICOLE TIGGEMANN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Social Security encourages people to rejoin the workforce when they are able. Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary...

Report shows that Black men are ‘dying too soon’

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all men in Volusia County, including Black men. Cancer and unintentional death are second...

Health officials: Tuesday a good day for HIV testing

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local health organizations are encouraging local residents to get tested during National HIV Testing Day on Tuesday, June 27. The Florida Department...

Slide into summer safety

Tips for a fun, summer From Family Features Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other outdoor activities. Longer days mean...

When the unexpected happens

It was a beautiful, sunny day when Jordan Nerski headed to the playground with his mother, like millions of other kids on summer vacation....

New report: Black doctors making less than White ones

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE African-American physicians earn 15 percent less than White physicians—an average of $262,000 compared to $303,000—according to Medscape’s 2017 Physicians Compensation...

Flagler graduates first Mental Health First Aid class

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Flagler County graduated its first Mental Health First Aid class that included participants from the Clerk of the Circuit Court,...

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