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‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

City hosts holiday health fair, concert Local residents seeking a way to get into the Christmas spirit found it the evening of Dec. 12 at Daytona Beach’s Daisy Stocking Park. The City of Daytona Jingle Bell Rock concert included holiday music and a chance for residents to mingle and be jolly. The event included representatives […]

Documentary takes a close look at life in Midway

Documentary takes a close look at life in Midway

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A documentary is in the works that explores Daytona Beach’s African-American community. The film will include a community forum that took place on Dec. 12 featuring longtime Daytona Beach educators, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and a local historian. The project is the brainchild of longtime Daytona Beach resident Percy Williamson, who is presenting […]

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF History was made by Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) on Dec. 12 when 246 students were bestowed 246 degrees during the fall commencement.  It was the university’s largest ever fall graduating class. The graduation was made even more special with the bestowing of four honorary doctorate degrees, which included posthumous honors for civil rights […]

The cancer treatment that worked for Carter

The cancer treatment that worked for Carter

In clinical trials, about 24 percent of those who received a late-stage melanoma drug experienced tumor shrinkage. BY VIRGINIA ANDERSON ATLANTA JOURNAL- CONSTITUTION (TNS) ATLANTA — Jimmy Carter is receiving ground-breaking treatment at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, but it’s not just because he’s a former president. Indeed, the prognosis for Carter may have been […]

Deaths skyrocket among African teens With HIV

Deaths skyrocket among African teens With HIV

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE A report released this month by the children’s rights agency UNICEF states that AIDS is the No. 1 killer of adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among teens globally. The new data states that most adolescents who die of AIDS-related illnesses acquired HIV when they were babies, […]

For better health, watch the sugar intake

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 tooth decay, obesity and depression. Reducing your sugar intake can help more than your waistline; it can improve your overall health. There are two types of sugar – natural sugar […]

Honorary degrees for civil rights martyrs

Honorary degrees for civil rights martyrs

B-CU to honor Harriette and Harry T. Moore at graduation BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF When Harry T. Moore was killed in 1951, he had been fighting for racial equality since at least 1934, the year he started an NAACP chapter in Brevard County. As Florida’s state field secretary for the NAACP, he fought for equal […]

A holiday treat: College visit

A holiday treat: College visit

Daytona State hosts hundreds of local students for dinner concert and tour COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Hundreds of students in the Food Brings Hope program were treated to dinner, a concert and a tour by Daytona State College on Dec. 4. This was the college’s sixth year in a row hosting students in the […]

MONEY MATTERS

MONEY MATTERS

Watch for warning signs that your aging parents need help From Family Features If you’ve been entrusted to assist an elderly relative with scheduling preventive exams and putting a health care plan in place, you may struggle with knowing when it’s time to take on a greater role in other aspects of their life. That’s […]

Study: US teens exercise just 39 minutes a day

Study: US teens exercise just 39 minutes a day

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Researchers have a prescription for improving the health of America’s teens: Get more exercise at school. Public health experts recommend that kids spend at least 30 minutes of the school day engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity. That would get them halfway to the goal of exercising […]