Black breast cancer survivor leads walk-a-thon

Making Strides event takes place Oct. 31 at Riverfront Park BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES When Valencia Robinson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, she joined...

Rare reaction puts kid on list for second heart transplant

BY JONEL ALECCIA THE SEATTLE TIMES/TNS An 8-year-old Spanaway, Wash., girl has been hospitalized since December with a failing heart, waiting for a second transplant that...

The ‘diaper need’ among the poor

Wearing dirty diapers longer leads to health issues for babies BY NANCY CAMBRIA ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/MCT ST. LOUIS — They are such a hot commodity, pharmacies and...

Palm Coast’s Pink 
5K run/walk set 
for Sunday

Palm Coast’s seventh annual Pink 5K run/walk and pet-friendly One-Mile Fun Walk will be Sunday, Oct. 15. The Pink 5K race is hosted by Florida...

Mylan will sell generic version of EpiPen

BY MARTHA FOURCADE BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS Mylan NV, the drugmaker under fire for pricing its EpiPen emergency allergy shots at $600, said it will introduce a generic...

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...

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...

Library hosting ‘Get Healthy’ series

Dr. Diana Lee will discuss the challenges a patient faces while preventing or managing type II diabetes from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct....

Hospitals profiting from exorbitant markups

Florida is home to 20 of the 50 high markup hospitals identified in a new report. The rest are spread across 12 other states –...

Clean eating: What the nutrition trend means

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS “I’ve seen many nutrition trends over the years,” says Anne Bauch, Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietitian. “Many of us are...

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