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How to help your dog fight the flu season

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 risk for the same symptoms. One type of canine influenza virus – CIV H3N8 – has been around for years, and a new type (CIV H3N2) was identified in Chicago […]

Doctors: Most people should be taking this vitamin

Doctors: Most people should be taking this vitamin

BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIUNE (TNS) A pharmacy wall stocked with vitamins can be overwhelming to scan. So if you could incorporate only one into your routine, which should it be? We put this question to Dr. Arielle Levitan and Dr. Romy Block, who penned “The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear the Confusion About Vitamins […]

Warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest

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 causes your heart to stop working. You get short of breath, collapse and lose consciousness. Fast treatment is key to survival. The condition is called “sudden” because it seems to […]

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Hospice needs volunteers in Palm Coast, Ormond 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 […]

MLK banquet to draw attention to public health

MLK banquet to draw attention to public health

Health care injustice to be topic of Jan. 16 event in Daytona BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF “Injustice Redefined: The Health of the Beloved Community’’ is the 2016 theme of one of the area’s main Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events. And speaking on the subject will be one of the country’s leading public health experts. […]

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 […]