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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 […]

Insurance enrollment Sunday in Daytona

Insurance enrollment Sunday in Daytona

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is encouraging every uninsured resident to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to purchase health insurance for 2014 to meet the bill’s mandate is March 31. The City of Daytona Beach and Halifax Medical Center will host an enrollment event on Sunday, March […]

Healthy eating tips for college students on the go

Healthy eating tips for college students on the go

BY ZAVIA FERGUSON SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The countdown begins. With less than an hour on the clock, sweat rolls off the brow of Sierra Taliaferro as she races with fellow classmates to complete the Recycle Mania challenge on the campus of Bethune- Cookman University (B-CU). The challenge was a nationwide competition for college […]

Florida Senate committee backs medical tourism bill

Florida Senate committee backs medical tourism bill

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The state will spend $5 million next year to entice people to bring their aches and pains to Florida, under a measure that completed its first Senate committee exam on Monday. The Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously backed the “medical tourism” measure (SB 1150) by […]

Former NFL player tackles diabetes in Daytona Beach

Former NFL player tackles diabetes in Daytona Beach

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Kendall Simmons is no longer tackling defensive players on the football field, but he’s tackling a different beast – type 1 diabetes. The former NFL player will be the featured speaker at a free diabetes seminar at the Center for Health and Wellness at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center […]

Sobering numbers continue for Blacks, HIV/AIDS

Sobering numbers continue for Blacks, HIV/AIDS

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Feb. 7.  Initially observed in 1999, the 2014 theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!” The day has been set aside by activists as an awareness campaign for the Black community, which has historically shown a higher percentage of HIV/AIDS […]

Employers find returns when they invest in workplace wellness

Employers find returns when they invest in workplace wellness

BY LORRAINE MIRABELLA THE BALTIMORE SUN/MCT Janis Smith feels a lot healthier — and more confident — since shedding 65 pounds in six months, and that has helped in her job leading employee training for 1st Mariner Bank. “Being in front of a classroom of people … I don’t feel like everyone is looking at […]

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