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...

Pertussis: What to look for and when to be treated

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE ROCHESTER, Minn. — Pertussis is a contagious bacterial illness spread when a person coughs or sneezes. Those at greatest...

Flu shots still available at health department

The Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) is urging residents to get a flu vaccine now if you have not already. DOH-Volusia offers flu...

Southern states create a new face of AIDS

BY TERESA WILTZ STATELINE.ORG / MCT New Yorker Deadra Malloy was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, but she remained healthy for so long she wasn’t completely...

Halifax Health – Hospice seeks volunteers for meal prep assistance

Halifax Health - Hospice is seeking caring, supportive and dedicated volunteers to provide assistance with patient meal...

Stroke happens regardless of age, race or gender

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 40 seconds, someone...

Improve Black women’s access to reproductive healthcare

I’ve been a practicing OB/GYN for nearly 15 years, long enough to see patient after patient struggle through the web of systemic barriers that...

For better health, watch the sugar intake

FAMILY FEATURES Consuming more than nine teaspoons of sugar a day for men and six teaspoons for women can lead to health problems such as...

Getting to the heart of the meal

BY RONDA RACHA PENRICE URBAN NEWS SERVICE The roots of soul food run deep. Mary McCallum-Stewart isn’t as well-known as Sylvia Woods, purveyor of Harlem’s legendary eatery,...

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...

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