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  • Can success of Ice Bucket Challenge be replicated?

    SAN JOSE, Calif. In today's world of social media fundraising, the ALS Association has hit the jackpot and created a social media model that nonprofits everywhere are anxious to exploit. But can they? Some of the richest and most powerful figures in...
  • 08/25: Progressions

    Boards of directors Marlin Hutchens, market vice president of Walgreens, was elected to the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate board of directors. Engineering Khosrow "Mike" Sadeghi was hired as senior roadway engineer at Jacobs...
  • E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says

    E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says
    Electronic cigarettes should be regulated globally, and the devices should not be used in indoor public places or sold to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Its report warns that it might take decades before there is conclusive evidence...
  • Gertrude Luff Mitchell: Nurse became mom, volunteer, fundraiser and more

    Gertrude Luff Mitchell: Nurse became mom, volunteer, fundraiser and more
    Gertrude "Trudie" Luff Mitchell wore many hats during her long life: registered nurse, naval officer, Navy wife, mother, volunteer, fundraiser and world traveler. Whether she was volunteering at school while her four daughters were young, collecting...
  • Eating healthy: Supermarkets vital: Front Burner

    Eating healthy: Supermarkets vital: Front Burner
    For nearly 30 million families, the trial of healthy eating goes beyond bribing kids to eat their broccoli. These clans live in food deserts — areas short of stores where nutritious, fresh food is sold. Florida isn't immune. Brian Lang, who...
  • Women take on roles of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 'Matt and Ben'

    Women take on roles of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 'Matt and Ben'
    EUSTIS — Women believe their friendships are longer, stronger and deeper than men's. So when Mindy Kaling thought about writing a play about friendship, she got together with her best friend, Brenda Withers. They wrote "Matt and Ben," a comedy...
  • Anne Arundel's leading hospitals: AAMC and BWMC

    Anne Arundel's leading hospitals: AAMC and BWMC
    Anne Arundel County is home to two of the top hospitals in Maryland — Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis and the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. Here’s what residents can expect at these two...
  • Soda Tax Is The Wrong Medicine

    Obesity, especially among children, is a problem in the United States. In the past 30 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. The medical costs for...
  • Raymond D. EdwardsAugust 21, 1918 - August 11, 2014

    Raymond D. Edwards<br/>August 21, 1918 - August 11, 2014
    Born August 21, 1918 in Los Angeles, was raised in Glendale, California, and passed away August 11, 2014 in Palm Desert, California.  His parents, Irma and John, brother Joe, sister Evelyn and his wife of 64 years Editha, preceded him in death. Ray is a...
  • WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

    WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes
    The World Health Organization stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. In a long-awaited report that will be debated by member...
  • Heart association wants teens trained in CPR

    Heart association wants teens trained in CPR
    In an effort to create "a generation of lifesavers," the American Heart Association is pushing for all Florida high-school students to learn CPR before they can graduate. The requirement — already adopted by 19 states, including most of those in...
  • Youth e-cigarette use rising; heart group calls for regulation

    Are electronic cigarettes a bridge to help people quit smoking or a gateway to start smoking young? Either way, a leading heart health organization says it’s high time that federal laws prohibit the sale of these devices to minors, and it recommends...