Saturday, August 8, 2020

Women with disabilities help produce guide on reproductive health issues

BY BARBARA BROTMAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Stephanie Jackson was nervous as she stepped in front of the room. “This is a very important day for the Fe Fes,”...

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...

New Smyrna Beach residents stepping in the name of fitness

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Steve Bostick of New Smyrna Beach approached Donna  Gray-Banks, community resource director of New Smyrna Beach, in June about a line-dancing...

New killer drug ‘flakka’ spreading across country

Broward County has been hardest by Alpha-PVP BY TONY RIZZO AND GLENN E. RICE KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a new drug. And it’s...

A simple way to stay healthier: Be a giver

BY TERRI YABLONKY STAT CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS If there’s a magic pill for happiness and longevity, we may have found it. Countless studies have found that generosity, both...

Volusia steps up fight against sale of candy- flavored tobacco to children

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health has announced that all cities in Volusia County have signed and passed non-binding resolutions to urge...

Black entrepreneurs address health concerns with businesses that focus on wellness and fitness

BY CURTIS BUNN URBAN NEWS SERVICE Bad knees forced fitness enthusiast Kendra Blackett-Dibinga to quit her passion of running and training. But those same knee troubles...

Is weight-loss surgery a good option for you?

Doctors say lack of insurance and education keeping Blacks from going under the knife BY VICTORIA T. DAVIS NNPA NEWS SERVICE In the last few weeks, Dalelynn...

What women need to know about AFib and strokes

FROM FAMILY FEATURES About 1.5 million American women live with atrial fibrillation, a heart disorder commonly known as “AFib” that can lead to deadly or...

State legislators to look again at ‘direct primary care’

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After the idea received near-unanimous support from the House of Representatives during a June special session, Rep. Fred Costello, R-Ormond...