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...

Helping cancer patients enjoy food again

Miracle fruit grown at South Florida farm masks metallic taste, enhances flavors BY MONIQUE O. MADAN MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — Her water tasted like rusty pennies; the...

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...

How to help children cope with traumatic events

Events like those in Ferguson can cause anxiety, fear, stress BY SANDRA JORDAN MCT Whether you saw it first-hand on the streets, on smart phones or on...

Library hosting ‘Get Healthy’ series

Dr. Diana Lee will discuss the challenges a patient faces while preventing or managing type II diabetes from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct....

Are all these drugs for seniors necessary?

An increasing number of elderly patients nationwide are on multiple medications to treat chronic diseases, raising their chances of dangerous drug interactions and serious...

The importance of planning for long-term care

FROM FAMILY FEATURES Research suggests that most Americans turning age 65 will need some form of assistance with everyday activities, known as long-term care, as...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Free screenings available locally for the uninsured and underinsured ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of...

Spoonfuls of yogurt could benefit adults with high blood pressure

BY MICHAEL MCGOUGH SACRAMENTO BEE/TNS In the realm of snacks, yogurt has always been considered one of the healthier options. But is it so healthy, it...

CDC: 38 percent of US adults now obese

Children and teens are at 17 percent, new studies show BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies...

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