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Jacksonville (Duval, Florida)

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  • So Fla lawmaker looks to be next Democratic House leader

    TALLAHASSEE -- State Rep. Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach, wants to be the next Democratic leader in the Florida House. Pafford filed paperwork with the House clerk's office announcing his intentions to seek the leadership position that will be voted on...
  • Florida travel calendar for November

    Florida travel calendar for November
    Check out festivals and events in November across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Nov. 1-3: Melbourne Air and Space...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Baseline risk assessment gives patients better understanding of skin cancer risk

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My physician recommended that I be screened by a dermatologist for a baseline risk assessment. What is this, and is it necessary? I use sunscreen regularly and have skin that normally does not burn. Am I still at risk for skin cancer?...
  • How travelers can challenge the industry's 'act of God' excuses

    How travelers can challenge the industry's 'act of God' excuses
    It's the time of year when the travel industry likes to play the weather card. Couldn't check into your hotel? Blame it on that distant tornado. Flight canceled? It's the hurricane's fault, even though it's hundreds of miles away. A big repair bill for...
  • Greg Schwem: The sad, pathetic personality of a computer hacker

    My 79-year-old father looked at me through tears of frustration as we sat side by side, staring at his PC. In just 24 hours, he had been shunned by dozens of people who, up until now, he thought were his friends. "They want me to delete their contact...
  • Swift Justice: Home invasion, statute of limitations and false imprisonment

    Dear Jackie, Four years ago, a man broke into my home at 2:00 a.m. and attacked me, with my one-year-old daughter sleeping in the bed with me. I woke up startled when a man started punching me in the face. I fought back and the man finally ran off when...
  • For successful treatment of chronic runny nose, first identify underlying cause

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm an 85-year-old man who's had a postnasal drip problem since childhood. Years ago, after many tests, I was diagnosed with nonallergic rhinitis. I've tried pills and sprays to help the symptoms, but nothing works very well. I feel as...
  • Treatment of gallstones with "cleanse" not shown to be effective

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with gallstones. I read about a gallbladder "cleanse" that may get rid of gallstones. Is this safe? If it doesn't work, what are the treatment options? I would like to avoid surgery if possible. ANSWER: A variety...
  • Ongoing care may help grandson return to more active lifestyle following concussion

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My grandson played rugby in college. He suffered a concussion and now has trouble with many mental functions, including maintaining thoughts. His peripheral vision has been affected and noise prevents him from working. What could help...
  • Tea Parties organizing a spate of 'Impeach Obama' sign-wavings over busy highways

    Tea Parties organizing a spate of 'Impeach Obama' sign-wavings over busy highways
    A letter to the editor in this morning's paper caught our attention. Written by Timothy Keating of Winter Park, it recounted his spotting a group of people holding "Impeach Obama" signs standing on the State Road 436 overpass as he was driving down I-4....
  • Local twang

    Local twang
    Andrew Morris acknowledges that he's just starting out on his musical journey, but he's happy how far he has already traveled. Morris, 23, will be among the performers Saturday at the second annual Deerfield Beach Country Music Festival, held at the...
  • New GERD treatment may be option for those unable to control symptoms with daily antacid

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I saw a story on the news about magnets being used to treat patients with GERD. Is this treatment safe? How does it work? I've taken prescription drugs for GERD for years and would love to not need medication anymore. ANSWER: The...