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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ron Villella, former Pembroke Pines mayor, dies at 70

    Ron Villella, former Pembroke Pines mayor, dies at 70
    Ron Villella, the mayor of Pembroke Pines in the 1970s who left South Florida to work for newly elected Gov. Bob Graham, died Saturday at a hospital from a rare soft tissue cancer that began in his leg, friends said. Mr. Villella, who was most...
  • Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word

    This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....
  • Bristol-Myers sues Merck over U.S. immunotherapy patent

    (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co Inc for allegedly infringing its immunotherapy patent. The company is seeking unspecified damages. Immunotherapy is a mechanism that uses the body's own immune system to...
  • Volunteer helps get the word out

    Name: Jennifer Martinez Age: 33 Residence: Wellington Birthplace: West Palm Beach Family: Husband, Gil; daughters, Madison and Annabelle Career: President of JLM Communications, a public relations, marketing and event planning firm Organization: The...