Saturday, August 8, 2020

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University’s Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity is sponsoring free sickle cell screenings for the community in April...

Being overweight costing more than extra food

BY SHARELLE D. LOWERY NNPA NEWS SERVICE Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a...

Racial and ethnic disparities persist in teenage pregnancy rates

BY TERESA WILTZ STATELINE.ORG WASHINGTON — It’s a problem once thought to be intractable, and yet pregnancy and birth rates for Black and Latina teens have...

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...

Want to quit smoking? Health department has free resources

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A new year is a new opportunity to set health goals and stick with them. For many, it is a chance...

How Medicaid expansion would help Blacks

Health care would increase significantly if states accept federal funding BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As families prepare to choose health insurance coverage during...

Smartphone-free bedroom could help kid sleep better

BY DEBORAH NETBURN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) If you want your kid to sleep better, consider taking the smartphone away from them at least an hour...

Fitness app helps keep at-risk dieters on track

BY ERYN BROWN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Qiana Sago knew she had a problem. Three years ago, at age 30, she weighed 269 pounds. She was taking...

Pill to fight HIV stirs controversy among gays

BY ERYN BROWN AND ADOLFO FLORES LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) It would have seemed the stuff of fantasy in the dark days of the 1980s, when...

Many more to reach in HIV battle

Blacks still trail Whites and Latinos in getting treated BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Blacks who have been diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus...