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  • Newington Man Plans To Join Trip To Lobby In Fight Against Cancer

    NEWINGTON -- For Tom Boccaccio, cancer is deeply personal. Almost six years ago, his beloved wife Maureen died of adrenal cancer, a rare form of the disease that strikes the adrenal glands. "We were married for 45 years," said Boccaccio, fighting back...
  • 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...
  • Meds To Alleviate Stress May Help Women Quit Smoking

    For the past 50 years, men have consistently had an easier time quitting smoking than women. More men go cold turkey. More men stop on nicotine blockers such as gum and patches. More men succeed on medications. Sherry McKee, an associate professor of...
  • Brace yourself for shrinking health insurance networks and higher deductibles

    For months, media reports have focused on the troubles with HealthCare.gov and the state insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Now the government is reporting that some 8 million people have signed up for health insurance on the...
  • Wayne and Nancy Becraft celebrate 50th anniversary

    Lifelong Laurel residents Wayne and Nancy (formerly Feick) Becraft celebrated 50 years of marriage on Aug. 1, 2014, at an intimate family gathering with their son Jeff, daughter-in-law Suzette, grandkids Spencer, Grace and Evan; and their son Mark,...
  • Prostate cancer doesn't always mean treatment

    Prostate cancer doesn't always mean treatment
    "Cancer" is a very scary word, which is why being diagnosed with prostate cancer can trigger a dramatic reaction in men and doctors that can do more harm than good, new studies report. About 1 in 7 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their...
  • Apples, Broccoli, and Berries Battle Cancer

    Apples, Broccoli, and Berries Battle Cancer
    You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it twice and probably more than thrice – an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Add in generous servings of broccoli and whole grains, with a glass of green tea, and you have ammunition for the cancer...
  • Beatrice Gordon HicksSeptember 30, 1917 - August 19, 2014

    Beatrice Gordon Hicks<br/>September 30, 1917 - August 19, 2014
    Beatrice Gordon Hicks, 96, of Little Rock, Arkansas, widow of Thomas Nelson Hicks, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She was a loving wife and mother, and a passionate and dedicated nurse. Bea was born on September 30, 1917 in Prescott, Arkansas,...
  • Most suicides are a result of untreated depression - walk for awareness

    Most suicides are a result of untreated depression - walk for awareness
    Suicide walk The ninth Out of the Darkness Community Walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Mount Trashmore, 310 Edwin Drive, in Virginia Beach. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. The walk is to raise awareness about depression and suicide. No donation...