Saturday, January 18, 2020

Volusia residents urged to get vaccinated against measles

COMPILED BY TIMES STAFF The Florida Department of Health is working with other state and federal officials to monitor individuals who may have been exposed...

Health experts: Get flu shots by Halloween

COMPILED BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is urging residents to get vaccinated against influenza by the end...

Health department releases breastfeeding report

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The percentage of Volusia County mothers who initiated breastfeeding of their new baby increased nearly 3 percent over four years...

Human West Nile Virus case now confirmed in Volusia

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is advising residents to take precautions due to increased mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Volusia...

Simple ways to reduce your risk for heart disease

‘Our Hearts’ is a national effort to motivate Americans to adopt heart-healthy behaviors. GETTY IMAGES Getting up...

Volusia has most cases of hepatitis A

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Hepatitis A is caused by contagious virus that infects the liver, which can lead to serious liver...

Black breast cancer survivor leads walk-a-thon

Making Strides event takes place Oct. 31 at Riverfront Park BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES When Valencia Robinson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, she joined...

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...

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,...

Palm Coast firefighters raise awareness about firefighter cancer

PHOTO COURTESY OF PALM COAST FIRE DEPARTMENT Palm Coast Fire Lt. Richard Cline, a cancer survivor, places his boots on...