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American Cancer Society

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  • Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say

    Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say
    Americans get too many tests to screen for common types of cancer, and the American College of Physicians wants them to stop. New clinical guidelines from the medical group include a litany of statistics that illustrate our obsession with cancer...
  • Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen

    Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen
    No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces,...
  • Making Strides in Boca sets new records

    Jubilant over the 20,000 turnout and exceeding their goals, organizers for South Palm Beach County's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk came together for a wrap party to thank the committee and fundraisers. "This was our biggest walk yet, and we...
  • Matching grant benefits State Theatre renovation

    The State Theatre in downtown Eustis has a rich history. The brick theater, which opened in 1922 as a venue for film and vaudeville stage shows, included two storefronts. Over the years it was the scene of an array of vaudeville performances and...
  • Patient navigator

    Patient navigator
    Stacey Huber is a patient navigator at Mercy Medical Center in partnership with the American Cancer Society. She has been a navigator at Mercy going on eight years in October. What does your job entail? My primary role is to remove obstacles and...
  • Howard County health digest

    Look good, feel better This American Cancer Society program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants receive cosmetics donated by major manufacturers as well as...
  • Florida kids less likely to smoke, study says

    Florida kids less likely to smoke, study says
    Florida's youth are less likely to smoke than kids in every other state but Utah, according to a new report. Florida had a 7.5 percent smoking rate among high school students, according to the study by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the American...
  • Account representative

    Account representative
    Kamala T. Green has been an account representative in primary care systems with the American Cancer Society for nine months. It’s a newly created position that came as a result of reorganization in 2013. What does your job entail? My job...
  • Chef David Everett feeds Williamsburg community through restaurants, local projects

    Chef David Everett feeds Williamsburg community through restaurants, local projects
    Looking out the kitchen window of his latest project, the Colonial Capital Bed & Breakfast on Richmond Road, David Everett can see the house where his mother grew up. He wanted to buy that house, but it wasn't available. So he and his wife, Kathryn...
  • Brain Gym Academy for Seniors begins in January in Mount Dora

    An eight-week brain fitness class to help people with memory concerns will be offered at Waterman Village, 500 Waterman Ave., Mount Dora. Participants will learn how to improve brain function, work on attention and memory, brain nutrition, work with...
  • Gayl Ayres TrentJune 15, 1928 - December 5, 2014

    Gayl Ayres Trent<br/>June 15, 1928 - December 5, 2014
    Gayl Ayres Trent was called home to be with our Lord Friday evening. She passed away peacefully with her daughter Teri, son-in-law Douglas, niece Kathy and her loyal canine companion "Charlie" by her side. Gayl was born on June 15, 1928 to Marie and...