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American Cancer Society

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  • Robert B. Reich: Berkeley vs. Big Soda

    I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey. Rather than hang up, I agreed to answer his questions. He asked me if I knew a soda tax would be on the ballot in Berkeley,...
  • Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...
  • Maintaining weight and not smoking may help keep prostate cancer at bay

    Maintaining weight and not smoking may help keep prostate cancer at bay
    For most of his life, Rick Deitrich has maintained a fairly healthy lifestyle. He battled high blood pressure, but he kept his weight consistently around 180 pounds, he never smoked and he visited his doctor regularly. Yet Deitrich, 65, had a feeling...
  • Grow vegetables at community garden

    Grow vegetables at community garden
    South Lake Hospital Foundation is seeking gardeners and sponsors for its organic community garden fall planting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the hospital's LiveWell Fitness campus, 1935 Don Wickham Drive in Clermont. The sustainable community...
  • Have your say on mental health coverage in Virginia

    Want a say on expanding mental health coverage to the uninsured? The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, DMAS, is requesting public comment on a June 20 proposal to extend health coverage to 20,000 uninsured Virginians with a serious...
  • Volunteer drivers help Peninsula cancer patients to appointments, treatment

    Volunteer drivers help Peninsula cancer patients to appointments, treatment
    Sometimes the biggest challenge with cancer treatment is getting there. The American Cancer Society works to overcome this barrier through its "Road to Recovery" program that uses volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients. "It relieves them and...
  • Breast cancer event at Seminole Classic Wednesday

    Breast cancer event at Seminole Classic Wednesday
    Seminole Classic Casino and the American Cancer Society are teaming up to host a celebration for 140 local breast cancer survivors at the casino’s Hollywood Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The pink carpet event will feature food and an opportunity for...
  • Lake shutterbugs can showcase their handiwork on 2015 calendar

    Lake shutterbugs can showcase their handiwork on 2015 calendar
    The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake program is seeking photos of a named Lake County body of water for its 2015 Adopt-a-Lake calendar. A panel of volunteers will rate the shots and pick the semifinalists; and then the public can vote online for their...
  • Carroll hospital will not hire smokers

    Carroll hospital will not hire smokers
    Carroll Hospital Center is joining Anne Arundel Medical Center and other health systems, businesses and employers who won’t hire people who smoke cigarettes or use other nicotine products. Carroll announced the policy Thursday, and it expands on a...
  • Statistics on childhood cancer

    Statistics on childhood cancer
    Nearly 2,000 children ages 19 and younger will die from cancer in the United States this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Another 15,780 new cases will be diagnosed. Some statistics about childhood cancer: Second-leading cause of...
  • Weston man spreads positivity one T-shirt at a time

    Weston man spreads positivity one T-shirt at a time
    Everyone has a story. Brett Novek built a T-shirt line around that concept. Novek, who is from Weston and now splits his time between there and Los Angeles is the brainchild behind Good hYOUman, an inspiring T-shirt line packed with powerful messages that...