| Jan 9, 2012
| 2:32 PM
In today's letter's I respond to readers' questions and I had several people write to me because they wanted to know how to help Bithlo after a column I wrote that highlighted the east Orange County community's problems with poverty and concern about...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight.
All have conspired to make two-thirds of adult Americans and one-third of American...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 1:52 PM
University of Central Florida trustees decided on Thursday to spend $15.1 million on 25 acres -- just more than $600,000 an acre -- in Lake Nona's Medical City. By one longtime land developer and investor's estimate, that's 25-33 percent more than it...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:14 PM
At 48, after a potpourri of jobs including movie ticket-taker, restaurant server and car stereo installer, Bob Schmerling now works full time in a call center of a major retailer. He lives in a studio apartment, does not have cable TV, pays for his own...
| Jun 24, 2011
Back in March, county commissioners started making noises about asking for a piece of the taxes collected by two hospital districts that cover Lake.
Last week, they did it.
Commissioners asked for $145,165 total from the two, and the letters warned that...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 11:07 AM
Despite all the talk about the nation's obesity epidemic, despite all the free weight-loss and fitness advice around, not one state in the country got thinner this year, according to an annual fat report released last week.
Florida got fatter for the...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 7:04 PM
Going to church may nourish your soul, but until recently it didn't offer much for your cholesterol level or body-mass index.
Now, a growing number of congregations are hiring nurses to help inspire churchgoers to eat better, exercise, manage chronic...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 2:48 PM
Local businesses deserve a big share of the credit for keeping SunRail alive and pushing for Gov. Rick Scott's approval of the commuter train.
Now, those businesses will be even more critical in determining whether the train is the boon for the local...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:55 AM
One in 10 Floridians has diabetes, a "disturbing" trend revealed in the nation's fat report last week. Though Florida ranks as the 29th-most-obese state in the country, the Sunshine State is No. 10 for diabetes. It's a distinction that comes with a...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 8:11 PM
Executives at EA Sports did a bit of damage control this week as news broke out ofTexas that the company was growing 150 permanent jobs there.
They quickly tried to reassure local officials that EA Sports' Tiburon studio inMaitland, where signature...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 3:09 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is a man of faith. But he wasn't looking for his doctor's prayers while sick in a hospital bed, suffering from a mysterious condition that sent sharp pains under his left rib and caused him to quickly lose more than...