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  • Ken Roberts, Who Nursed KROQ Into Radio Behemoth, Dies at 73

    Ken Roberts, a concert promoter who oversaw the remaking of Los Angeles' KROQ-FM into a musical trendsetter influential throughout the country, died May 22 in New York City. He was 73. Roberts had been in poor health since a heart attack in February,...
  • Program on frogs promises to be ribbiting

    Program on frogs promises to be ribbiting
    Frogs are an integral part of the food web and tadpoles keep waterways clean by feeding on algae. Steve Johnson, associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, will present "Ribbets, Croaks, Tadpoles and Frogs" at...
  • Wear your cowboy boots, diamonds to Cattle Barons' Ball

    Wear your cowboy boots, diamonds to Cattle Barons' Ball
    Break out your fancy cowboy boots and jeans and polish up your diamonds for the Lake Sumter Unit of the American Cancer Society's 12th annual Cattle Barons' Ball set for Sept. 27 at Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road in Weirsdale. This year the...
  • Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats

    Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats
    If you're of a certain age in the U.S., Deepak Chopra may have been your introduction to Ayurvedic medicine. The author of "Perfect Health" and Ayurvedic practitioner to the stars was ubiquitous on talk shows and newsstands in the 1990s. But the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford County Residents Needed To Join In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

    The American Cancer Society will host a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfast on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill to share details about its upcoming community walk. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and...
  • Study: Mammograms can find cancer at earlier stages in older women

    SEATTLE When a mammogram detects breast cancer in a woman age 75 or older, it's more likely to be early stage disease that can be treated less aggressively, according to a study of thousands of patients in a Seattle cancer registry. Dr. Henry Kaplan of...
  • How late is too late for the HPV vaccine?

    Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System whatdoctorsknow.com Q: A friend told me that you can't get the new HPV vaccine if you've ever had sex. Is this true? A: No. This is a common misconception because experts have recommended the...
  • District 230's Relay for Life tops among high schools

    District 230's Relay for Life tops among high schools
    More than 2,250 students filled Sandburg High School's football stadium for District 230's annual Relay for Life Friday night, with music and festivities lasting through sunrise the next morning. The event — an annual fundraiser for the American...
  • Relay for Life event dives into Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

    The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will spend Saturday underwater in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The town is holding its second Divers Relay for Life, with entertainment on the beach at El Prado Park while divers are in the water from 9 a.m. to...
  • In Hawaii, a healthcare system apart

    In Hawaii, a healthcare system apart
    HONOLULU — When the giant kapok and nawa trees that tower over the Queen's Medical Center in downtown Honolulu were planted more than a century ago, Hawaii faced a health crisis. Many on the islands, including the queen who founded the hospital in...
  • Fighting cancer, one lap at a time

    Fighting cancer, one lap at a time
    Cancer survivors and their loved ones and supporters took part in the 24-hour Relay for Life event Saturday. Participants did laps around Huntington Beach Central Park to raise money for the American Cancer Society and awareness of the disease.