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American Cancer Society

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  • A good reason to get your zzz's

    A good reason to get your zzz's
    Not getting a good night's sleep may be a lot more harmful to your health than you thought. Beyond making you tired and cranky, it has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and — most recently — cancer. Two 2012 studies...
  • Weekend preview: Doing St. Patrick's Day with style

    Weekend preview: Doing St. Patrick's Day with style
    The satire issue of “T: The New York Times Style Magazine” came out this week, and it includes a piece on the “forgotten literary genius” of J.P. Donleavy, a timely reminder of the cozy relationship between Ireland and America,...
  • A history lesson, with beer

    A history lesson, with beer
    Lisa Siegel has lived in Fort Lauderdale for 20 years, yet for much of that time, she didn't pay attention to the headquarters of the Fort Lauderdale Woman's Club, located just north of the Broward County Main Library. The building has been there since...
  • Americans are shunning the 'evil weed' (and embracing another)

    WASHINGTON -- Americans' addiction to harmful drugs is in the news again in a big way. The nation's largest cigarette-selling pharmacy firm, CVS Caremark, has decided to stop peddling them at its 7,600 stores. Larry J. Merlo, its chief executive,...
  • Peninsula Alzheimer's activist will bike cross country to raise money and awareness

    Peninsula Alzheimer's activist will bike cross country to raise money and awareness
    NEWPORT NEWS — Rona Altschuler, volunteer chairwoman of the local Walk to End Alzheimer's, will embark on a cross-country bike ride March 7 to raise awareness and money to fight the disease. She will turn 60 during the trip. Altschuler has been...
  • Extended Stay hotels contribute rooms to cancer patients

    Extended Stay hotels contribute rooms to cancer patients
    The hotel chain Extended Stay America is partnering with the American Cancer Society to provide free and discounted rooms cancer patients being treated away from home. The chain will offer 40,000 rooms to patients and caregivers, including half of...
  • Fund cancer screenings

    We know that cancer screenings save lives. Detecting cancer early increases the chances of successful treatment, improves survival rates and cuts overall medical costs. Unfortunately, thousands of uninsured and underinsured women in Illinois are in danger...
  • Early breast cancer detection is vital

    Source: American Cancer Society whatdoctorsknow.com Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they're in good health. Current evidence supporting mammograms is even stronger than...
  • Theme parks' creative types set for Friday forum

    Theme parks' creative types set for Friday forum
    Twelve designers, writers, directors and other theme park creative types will gather for the fourth annual Entertainment Designers Forum on Friday. The event features two separate panels that will chat about design philosophies and styles. Q&As will...
  • Community: Society warms up for its upcoming relay race

    Community: Society warms up for its upcoming relay race
    Teams gathered to register for the 11th annual Relay for Life of Burbank during a kickoff celebration at the American Cancer Society in Burbank. There were raffle prizes, refreshments and the Discovery Shop thrift store remained open so bargain hunters...
  • CVS snuffs out tobacco; Walgreen fiddles and burns

    Larry Merlo has a teenage daughter who he says marvels at the fact airline passengers were allowed to smoke cigarettes as they flew. In-flight smoking has been banned almost 16 years. Recollections of haze-enveloped smoking sections at 35,000 feet...