With FluMist no longer an option, it’s back to shots

BY DAWN RHODES CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS For the past few years, most adults and children had a choice of how to get vaccinated against the flu: the...

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...

How to help your dog fight the flu season

FAMILY FEATURES People who have suffered from the flu know how exhausting the fever, chills and upset stomach can be. Your dog may be at...

Network expanding services to help HIV/AIDS patients

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Outreach Community Care Network in Daytona Beach provides services for HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C patients. The community-based organization, located at 240...

Human West Nile Virus case now confirmed in Volusia

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is advising residents to take precautions due to increased mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Volusia...

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...

Warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a medical emergency. It happens when an event, usually an electrical disturbance, quickly and unexpectedly...

Health department opening in Orange City

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County soon will be serving residents from a new, consolidated location in Orange City. To celebrate the opening,...

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...

Helping cancer patients enjoy food again

Miracle fruit grown at South Florida farm masks metallic taste, enhances flavors BY MONIQUE O. MADAN MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — Her water tasted like rusty pennies; the...

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