| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:34 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:20 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:36 AM
When the runners at this year's Maryland Half Marathon make their way across the finish line after 13.1 miles, Amy Babst plans to be there handing out medals with a smile.
"It means so much to me to support those who are raising money to fight cancer,"...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The five-year Virginia Cancer Plan, 2013-2017, released last week by the Richmond-based nonprofit Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, sets goals and strategies for the early detection and treatment of the disease, along with reducing preventable...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Melody Frey had been waiting for the next Northampton County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event so she could dispose of some of the stuff she had accumulated.
As I wrote in a recent column, the county held two such events at Northampton...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:40 AM
A southwest Florida man is having a rough time getting a mammogram because of his sex.
Donald Mudd of Port Charlotte said he's had a painful lump in his chest for the past several weeks, WFTX Fox 4 in Fort Myers reports. The lump is now the size of a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Katherine Warrick was 31 when she was blindsided by an aggressive form of breast cancer. Like many young adults, she simply had no time for it: She was a newlywed, finishing her first year of graduate school and working full time as a social worker....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Mammography works: It can detect cancer. On that point, at least, most experts agree.
For the past two decades, however, doctors and researchers have been debating the details of the popular screening, including the best age to start and whether the...