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Consumer advocate hosting meeting about patient billing

Consumer advocate hosting meeting about patient billing

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Wading into a controversial issue in the health-care industry, the state insurance consumer advocate will bring together key groups Oct. 15 to discuss what is known as “balance billing.” Insurance Consumer Advocate Sha’Ron James on Monday announced the forum, which is expected to include groups such as the Florida Medical […]

Halifax doctor chosen as AAFP fellow

Halifax doctor chosen as AAFP fellow

Halifax Health physician Dr. Karla McNish has been accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The mission of the AAFP is to improve the health of patients, families and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity. The Degree of Fellow recognizes AAFP members who have distinguished […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha helps students with school supplies

Alpha Kappa Alpha helps students with school supplies

The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. revels to have filled 190 chapter-collected backpacks with school supplies for distribution by local organizations throughout Flagler and the surrounding counties. Thirty-one sorors worked feverishly to ensure that students affiliated with these organizations would become recipients of the endeavor. The Rev. Theresa Waters is […]

Average ATM fee nationwide now $4.52

Average ATM fee nationwide now $4.52

BY KIM JANSSEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS If you have an unquenchable thirst for beer but your billfold is empty, think twice before using that ATM in the corner of the bar — it might end up costing you more than your drink. Getting your hands on your cash has never been so expensive, according to a […]

Ready to retire? Here is the right time to apply for Social Security benefits

Ready to retire? Here is the right time to apply for Social Security benefits

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Question: How far in advance should I apply for Social Security retirement benefits? Answer: You should apply three months before you want your benefits to start. Even if you aren’t ready to retire, you should still sign up for Medicare three months before your 65th birthday. When you’re ready to apply for […]

Retired fire chief supports racial discrimination claim

Retired fire chief supports racial discrimination claim

PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Flames continue to spread following last week’s Daytona Times report that Fire Department Lieutenant Larry Stoney said he has filed an EEOC complaint against the city. Last week, the Daytona Times reported Stoney’s claim that he was denied appointment as fire chief, and that a less qualified White male was appointed […]

NAACP begins training for voter registration drives

NAACP begins training for voter registration drives

PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County-Daytona Beach Branch of the NAACP and the Volusia County Department of Elections met at the Dickerson Center on Sept. 26 to prepare the branch to operate voter registration drives for the upcoming 2016 elections. Cynthia Slater, president of the local branch, was joined by approximately 25 branch members […]

B-CU Legacy Awards Gala set for Oct. 21

B-CU Legacy Awards Gala set for Oct. 21

PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University will present its Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Awards Gala on Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Originated by B-CU President Edison O. Jackson, the gathering is now one of the university’s leading fundraisers. According to the school, the 2014 Legacy […]

State to pay legal fees in mistaken paternity case

State to pay legal fees in mistaken paternity case

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After wrongfully pursuing a paternity case against a man whose name was chosen in “some random fashion,’’ the Florida Department of Revenue is required to pay his attorney’s fees, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned a circuit judge’s […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Allen Chapel planning health, wellness fair The Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church Commission on Health and Wellness has planned its third annual health fair for Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd, Daytona Beach. Admission is free. The theme is:  “Achieve Optimum Health Through Mind, Body, and […]