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  • Can success of Ice Bucket Challenge be replicated?

    SAN JOSE, Calif. In today's world of social media fundraising, the ALS Association has hit the jackpot and created a social media model that nonprofits everywhere are anxious to exploit. But can they? Some of the richest and most powerful figures in...
  • E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says

    E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says
    Electronic cigarettes should be regulated globally, and the devices should not be used in indoor public places or sold to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Its report warns that it might take decades before there is conclusive evidence...
  • Eating healthy: Supermarkets vital: Front Burner

    For nearly 30 million families, the trial of healthy eating goes beyond bribing kids to eat their broccoli. These clans live in food deserts — areas short of stores where nutritious, fresh food is sold. Florida isn't immune. Brian Lang, who...
  • Raymond D. EdwardsAugust 21, 1918 - August 11, 2014

    Raymond D. Edwards<br/>August 21, 1918 - August 11, 2014
    Born August 21, 1918 in Los Angeles, was raised in Glendale, California, and passed away August 11, 2014 in Palm Desert, California.  His parents, Irma and John, brother Joe, sister Evelyn and his wife of 64 years Editha, preceded him in death. Ray is a...
  • WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

    WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes
    The World Health Organization stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. In a long-awaited report that will be debated by member...
  • Heart association wants teens trained in CPR

    Heart association wants teens trained in CPR
    In an effort to create "a generation of lifesavers," the American Heart Association is pushing for all Florida high-school students to learn CPR before they can graduate. The requirement — already adopted by 19 states, including most of those in...
  • Youth e-cigarette use rising; heart group calls for regulation

    Are electronic cigarettes a bridge to help people quit smoking or a gateway to start smoking young? Either way, a leading heart health organization says it’s high time that federal laws prohibit the sale of these devices to minors, and it recommends...
  • Gertrude Luff Mitchell: Nurse became mom, volunteer, fundraiser and more

    Gertrude Luff Mitchell: Nurse became mom, volunteer, fundraiser and more
    Gertrude "Trudie" Luff Mitchell wore many hats during her long life: registered nurse, naval officer, Navy wife, mother, volunteer, fundraiser and world traveler. Whether she was volunteering at school while her four daughters were young, collecting...
  • 08/25: Progressions

    Boards of directors Marlin Hutchens, market vice president of Walgreens, was elected to the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate board of directors. Engineering Khosrow "Mike" Sadeghi was hired as senior roadway engineer at Jacobs...
  • Doctors debate cardiac screenings for young athletes

    You won't have much trouble finding Hunter and Mitchell Lutte these days — just go to the football field at Nazareth Area High School, where they're practicing for the upcoming high school season. But it all almost came to a grinding halt for...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Free Event For Children With Heart Defects

    The American Heart Association is hosting an event for children with congenital heart defects (CHD) and their families to come together for fun activities, support and networking. The second annual Connecticut "Little Heart Hero Day" will take place on...