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Local youth participate in YMCA 5K at Speedway

Local youth participate in YMCA 5K at Speedway

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Nearly 200 kids from around Volusia County were joined by YMCA staff and volunteers on Feb. 7 during the inaugural 5-2-1-0 5K, part of the Daytona Beach Lap the Track Half Marathon at the Daytona International Speedway. To prepare for the race, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCAs offered a running club […]

High heart disease risk for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

High heart disease risk for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Studies have shown that if you have rheumatoid arthritis, your risk of developing heart disease is two to three times higher than people who do not have the disorder. Although the exact connection between the two conditions is unclear, a number of factors seem to play into the […]

When quitting is winning

When quitting is winning

Family Features Quitting tobacco is hard, but it’s never too late to quit and begin reaping the health benefits of a tobacco-free lifestyle. Whether you use cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chew or e-cigarettes, all forms of tobacco are harmful and can be addictive. Tobacco products contain several chemicals, as well as a sub­stance called nicotine that […]

Health experts give the skinny on top diet trends

Health experts give the skinny on top diet trends

BY MARTHA ROSS SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS (TNS) For your New Year’s resolution, maybe you have vowed to go gluten-free. After all, your neighbor said it’s her secret for shedding pounds and having that healthy, happy glow. Or maybe you need a quick reboot after all that holiday eating and drinking. Wouldn’t a “cleanse,” of […]

Medicare tightening requirements for many home devices

Medicare tightening requirements for many home devices

BY KRIS B. MAMULA PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE (TNS) Medicare is taking aim at questionable medical claims again, this time by requiring pre-approval for a number of medical devices that patients use in the home. Critics say the new policy will bog down the process for getting oxygen, power wheelchairs and a variety of other supplies to […]

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. […]