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Insufficient Vitamin D linked to prostate cancer

Insufficient Vitamin D linked to prostate cancer

BY JAZELLE HUNT
 NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON  – The relationship between melanin and Vitamin D – the nutrient that sunlight provides – may explain why African-American, Caribbean, and men of African ancestry have the highest rates of prostate cancer than anyone in the world, according to a new study. The study by a team of […]

The ‘diaper need’ among the poor

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 stores sometimes keep them behind glass. They are the first line of defense against infection and disease — and are even linked to preventing depression and violence. Desperate […]

The high cost of generic medicine

The high cost of generic medicine

Some drugs that were cheap to get just a few years ago have skyrocketed BY JIM FUQUAY FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT Pharmacist Larry Cowan can flip through his records and spot the generic drugs that have taken big price jumps in the past year or so. There’s digoxin, a heart medicine that he used to buy […]

A matter of life and death

A matter of life and death

Nearly 35 percent of the more than 95,000 people on the national waiting list for a kidney transplant are African-American. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Minnie Mayes, a frequent visitor to Daytona Beach, is a caregiver and licensed practical nurse (LPN). She has assisted hundreds of ill and elderly patients throughout her career but […]

Health Equity Summit deals with disparities

Health Equity Summit deals with disparities

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Bethune-Cookman University and Halifax Health hosted the 2014 Health Equity Summit themed “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity.’’ The summit was held Wednesday in recognition of National Minority Health Month. “Statistics are real people with the tears wiped away,” […]

Governor appoints two from area to Board of Chiropractic Medicine

Governor appoints two from area to Board of Chiropractic Medicine

Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointments of David C. Colter and Dr. Kenneth J. Dougherty to the Board of Chiropractic Medicine. Colter, 53, of Palm Coast, is a retired pilot for American Airlines and served in the United States Air Force from 1982 to 1991. He succeeds Linda W. Reynolds and is appointed for […]

Halifax Health-Hospice to present ‘Hearts & Hooves Retreat

Halifax Health-Hospice to present ‘Hearts & Hooves Retreat

Halifax Health–Hospice Begin Again Children’s Grief Center will present its next Hearts & Hooves retreat on April 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  One of Halifax Health – Hospice’s signature programs, Hearts & Hooves is a camp for families, young children and teens involving expression through art and horses. During the all-day retreat, trained grief counselors […]

Halifax Health opens Care Now facilities in Ormond Beach, Deltona

Halifax Health opens Care Now facilities in Ormond Beach, Deltona

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Halifax Health–Care Now has opened in Ormond Beach at 775 West Granada Blvd., Suite 102. The Ormond Beach facility joins the Care Now Deltona location, which opened April 1. “Halifax Health is proud to offer this new concept in medicine to Volusia County residents,” said Halifax Health Director of Corporate Communications […]

Important Kids Health Topic

Important Kids Health Topic

How to stop diseases before they start From Family Features As a parent, you make decisions every day to keep your child safe and healthy, which include keeping your child up-to-date on vaccines to help protect against serious diseases. You may wonder if the diseases that vaccines prevent are even a threat to your child, […]

President teams up with athletes to push Obamacare

President teams up with athletes to push Obamacare

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding on the wave of NCAA basketball tournament, also known as March Madness, the move […]

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