| Sep 9, 2013
While Cambridge, Mass., resident Azeem Khan was a graduate student at Boston University, he would be swept up in the annual celebration surrounding the Boston Marathon.
“The entirety of the city just celebrates this day,” said 25-year-old...
| Oct 21, 2013
Mammography screening, the accepted "gold standard" for early detection of breast cancer has dramatically reduced the mortality rate for the number two cancer killer of women. When found at Stage 0 or 1, women have a 100 percent five-year survival rate,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:02 PM
City officials this month announced plans to remove a growing collection of used riding toys from the playground at Lincoln Park in Burbank, frustrating parents who say the toys are a draw for them and their children.
Over the years, the playground...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Brooke Allen was a late talker who blossomed into a young vocalist.
Despite demonstrating speech delays as a toddler, the Newport Beach resident couldn't wait to turn 5 — the minimum age requirement for Young Singers of Orange County — so...
| Jan 3, 2014
The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is requesting blood donations. Eligible donors can call 800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment. Platelet donors should call 800-272-2123.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:39 AM
Ryan Carroll, 31, of Portsmouth and Sika Henry, 30, of Virginia Beach were the overall champions in the Sentara New Year’s Day 5K, a benefit race in Hampton for the American Cancer Society.
Carroll finished 5 kilometers in 16 minutes,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
After Dan Williamson unexpectedly landed in the hospital a year and a half ago and underwent heart surgery, his doctor told him that if he wanted to live a healthier life, he was going to have to lose weight.
So the 58-year-old chief executive of...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Mike Kaminski spent 12 seasons in the high school ranks where there is no break through the holidays.
In fact, playing in a holiday tournament is one of the highlights of the year in scholastic basketball.
So, it was a bit of an adjustment for...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Mother and daughter Angela and Candi Watts were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After a two-year battle, they are both disease-free, but the war continues.
The new enemy is their waistlines.
Scientists have discovered that excess weight not...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:04 AM
Mary Caroline Martinsen entered her eternal rest on Oct 24th at the age of 89 at her residence surrounded by loving family. She was born in Endicott New York but has lived in Southern Ca for most of her adult life. Daughter of the late Stephen and...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
It's no secret that we all should say no to those super-jumbo fries and yes to the treadmill. But even if the idea of physical well-being isn't enough incentive to join the yoga-pants-clad masses, what if we told you there are financial benefits, as well?...