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American Cancer Society

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  • Mixed messages on mammogram benefits

    Mixed messages on mammogram benefits
    The debate over the value of preventive screening heated up early this year after a study published in The British Medical Journal reported that annual mammograms did not reduce deaths from breast cancer. The Canadian National Breast Screening Study...
  • Democrat Mark Pryor struggles to hold Senate seat in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Jay Gadberry has always voted for Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, despite his own moderately conservative leanings. After all, the two attended college together. Pryor even flew back to Arkansas when Gadberry's oldest daughter was killed...
  • 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...
  • Fall Guide: Health walks and events

    Each fall, health organizations organize events to support their causes, and to raise funds and awareness for a litany of the diseases that afflict us. At the same time, numerous others offer health fairs and screenings, often free of charge, to aid in...
  • Study of smoking cancer patients fuels e-cigarette debate

    LONDON (Reuters) - The fierce debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking took another twist on Monday as a research paper on their use by cancer patients was criticized as flawed. The study of cancer patients who smoke found that those...
  • '12 Angry Jurors,' 'Music for Melons' at Sanford's Princess Theater

     '12 Angry Jurors,' 'Music for Melons' at Sanford's Princess Theater
    More and more often, the stage is abuzz with activity at the Princess Theater in downtown Sanford. You might have caught the recent presentation of the musical “Spamalot.” Or maybe the Kristallnacht/Holocaust drama “Witness” last...
  • Orlando Sentinel Etcetera Listing - LocalLabs

    Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. Event/Festival 14th Annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival: kick-off party at Clancy's Cantina on today, indoor venues around Flagler Ave. and New Smyrna Library on Saturday, indoor venues...
  • Event preps supporters for Making Strides walk

    The American Cancer Society recently had an organizing event to fire up volunteers in advance of the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The event, staged at the Seminole Hard Rock's Bongos Cuban Cafe in Hollywood, featured presentations...
  • Seminole Hard Rock awash in Pinktober events

    Seminole Hard Rock awash in Pinktober events
    The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood sent out word of the Hard Rock’s 15th annual PINKTOBER campaign and they will benefit the American Cancer Society “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”, Memorial Hospital Breast Cancer...
  • Charities request a piece of the pie

    Thirty-nine nonprofits, from Boca's ballet company and arts festival to the food kitchen and animal shelter, asked the city for $694,000 in grants for the upcoming year, many upping their requests by thousands of dollars, which isn't unusual. Speakers...
  • Berkeley vs. Big Soda [Commentary]

    Berkeley vs. Big Soda [Commentary]
    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, Calif. in...