Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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 –...

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...

Avoid complications during pregnancy

BY SHANTELLA Y. SHERMAN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken. This should determine how well...

Most dog bites to kids come from family pets

BY JIM MCVEIGH MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS PHOENIX — Prior studies have shown that most dog bite injuries result from family dogs. A new study conducted...

More turning to walk-in clinics for convenience, cost

BY TONY PUGH MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON — The tradition and inconvenience of appointment-based health care is under attack across America. A growing number of walk-in health...

EYE CARE as you age

From Family Features Which health screenings and exams are top priorities for you? If you’re like most adults, monitoring your weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure...

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University’s Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity is sponsoring free sickle cell screenings for the community in April...

Being overweight costing more than extra food

BY SHARELLE D. LOWERY NNPA NEWS SERVICE Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a...

Racial and ethnic disparities persist in teenage pregnancy rates

BY TERESA WILTZ STATELINE.ORG WASHINGTON — It’s a problem once thought to be intractable, and yet pregnancy and birth rates for Black and Latina teens have...

Volusia residents urged to get vaccinated against measles

COMPILED BY TIMES STAFF The Florida Department of Health is working with other state and federal officials to monitor individuals who may have been exposed...