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Having trouble sleeping? It could be your dusty bedroom

Having trouble sleeping? It could be your dusty bedroom

BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) It’s cold and flu season, but if you have the sniffles and feel exhausted, the culprit might not be a germ. When was the last time you dusted everything in your bedroom? It’s a question Dr. Neeta Ogden, an adult and pediatric allergist and immunologist at Englewood Hospital and […]

Pertussis:  What to look for and when to be treated

Pertussis: What to look for and when to be treated

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE ROCHESTER, Minn. — Pertussis is a contagious bacterial illness spread when a person coughs or sneezes. Those at greatest risk of medical complications include infants less than 1 year old; patients with chronic respiratory illnesses, including moderate to severe asthma; women in the third trimester of pregnancy; and […]

Medical professionals aren’t keen on new hangover remedies

Medical professionals aren’t keen on new hangover remedies

BY KAVITA DASWANI ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Unless you’re the designated driver, holiday parties are often associated with that wrecked morning-after feeling: nausea, dehydration, dizziness. And typical remedies — black coffee, aspirin, a greasy meal — might not always work. Which explains why health care entrepreneurs — among them doctors and surgeons — have introduced products intended […]

How to kick off a year of good health

How to kick off a year of good health

Check early for hidden risk factors of heart disease FAMILY FEATURES A fresh beginning with a new year is the perfect time for a health assessment to ensure you are ready to take on a full and active year ahead. Even if you’re feeling great, it’s a smart practice to take time to identify potential […]

Libraries to host breast and cervical cancer programs

Libraries to host breast and cervical cancer programs

Women between 50 and 64 who have no health insurance and limited income may be eligible for free Pap smears, clinical breast exams and mammograms through the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Vickie Lawrence, a health outreach representative with the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, will explain how the program […]

Hospice seeks volunteers for Palm Coast, Ormond Beach

Hospice seeks volunteers for Palm Coast, Ormond Beach

Halifax Health – Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide assistance for patients in the Palm Coast area and at the Ormond Beach Care Center, 235 Booth Road, Ormond Beach. Volunteers also are need who can visit patients in their homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Orientations are Jan. 12, 19, and 26 from 9 […]

Health care signup help available at library

Health care signup help available at library

Trained navigators will offer enrollment assistance from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Jan. 28 (except Dec. 24) at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Avenue, Daytona Beach. Navigators will also be available from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Schedule appointments at 904-762-8609 […]

The cancer treatment that worked for Carter

The cancer treatment that worked for Carter

In clinical trials, about 24 percent of those who received a late-stage melanoma drug experienced tumor shrinkage. BY VIRGINIA ANDERSON ATLANTA JOURNAL- CONSTITUTION (TNS) ATLANTA — Jimmy Carter is receiving ground-breaking treatment at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, but it’s not just because he’s a former president. Indeed, the prognosis for Carter may have been […]

Deaths skyrocket among African teens With HIV

Deaths skyrocket among African teens With HIV

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE A report released this month by the children’s rights agency UNICEF states that AIDS is the No. 1 killer of adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among teens globally. The new data states that most adolescents who die of AIDS-related illnesses acquired HIV when they were babies, […]

For better health, watch the sugar intake

For better health, watch the sugar intake

FAMILY FEATURES Consuming more than nine teaspoons of sugar a day for men and six teaspoons for women can lead to health problems such as tooth decay, obesity and depression. Reducing your sugar intake can help more than your waistline; it can improve your overall health. There are two types of sugar – natural sugar […]