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How to keep your children with diabetes safe at school

How to keep your children with diabetes safe at school

FAMILY FEATURES Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, according to Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Keeping children with diabetes safe during the school day and during school-sponsored activities requires communication and cooperation […]

Health experts: Get flu shots by Halloween

Health experts: Get flu shots by Halloween

COMPILED BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is urging residents to get vaccinated against influenza by the end of October to reduce the risk of illness this flu season. The flu shot is recommended annually for all Floridians six months of age and older. “The flu shot is […]

Women with disabilities help produce guide on reproductive health issues

Women with disabilities help produce guide on reproductive health issues

BY BARBARA BROTMAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Stephanie Jackson was nervous as she stepped in front of the room. “This is a very important day for the Fe Fes,” she began softly. “This is the first time that a group of women with disabilities ….” She paused and looked down at her notes. “Oh, God,” she murmured. […]

Black breast cancer survivor leads walk-a-thon

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 the ranks of more than 40,000 African-American women in Florida with the disease and is now one more champion who claims survivorship. She also is the first Black […]

New Smyrna Beach residents stepping in the name of fitness

New Smyrna Beach residents stepping in the name of fitness

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Steve Bostick of New Smyrna Beach approached Donna  Gray-Banks, community resource director of New Smyrna Beach, in June about a line-dancing exercise class for adults. Little did he know that by July it would have attracted a group of dedicated patrons from 25-70 years old. Christy Bell is the oldest dancer and […]

New killer drug ‘flakka’ spreading across country

New killer drug ‘flakka’ spreading across country

Broward County has been hardest by Alpha-PVP BY TONY RIZZO AND GLENN E. RICE KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a new drug. And it’s a killer. Known on the street as “flakka,” the synthetic concoction is hitting hard in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and other parts of the country. It’s causing a […]

A simple way to stay healthier: Be a giver

A simple way to stay healthier: Be a giver

BY TERRI YABLONKY STAT CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS If there’s a magic pill for happiness and longevity, we may have found it. Countless studies have found that generosity, both volunteering and charitable donations, benefits young and old physically and psychologically. The benefits of giving are significant, according to those studies: lower blood pressure, lower risk of dementia, […]

Volusia steps up fight against sale of candy- flavored tobacco to children

Volusia steps up fight against sale of candy- flavored tobacco to children

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health has announced that all cities in Volusia County have signed and passed non-binding resolutions to urge retailers not to sell or market candy-flavored tobacco products. The Volusia County Council additionally passed a resolution covering the unincorporated areas. Non-cigarette tobacco products in flavors like kiwi-strawberry, chocolate […]

Black entrepreneurs address health concerns with businesses that focus on wellness and fitness

Black entrepreneurs address health concerns with businesses that focus on wellness and fitness

BY CURTIS BUNN URBAN NEWS SERVICE Bad knees forced fitness enthusiast Kendra Blackett-Dibinga to quit her passion of running and training. But those same knee troubles ultimately lead her to a business that has not only relieved her pain, but also provided her Washington, D.C.- area African-American community a haven for improved health. An elder […]

Is weight-loss surgery a good option for you?

Is weight-loss surgery a good option for you?

Doctors say lack of insurance and education keeping Blacks from going under the knife BY VICTORIA T. DAVIS NNPA NEWS SERVICE In the last few weeks, Dalelynn Bradshaw-Settle, 28, did something she never thought she would enjoy – hiking. “Come on, let’s go,” she screamed to her husband below as she made her way on […]