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Mayo Clinic-Led study leads to new advanced basal cell carcinoma drug

 

It’s the most common form of skin cancer, but in its advanced stages, basal cell carcinoma has the potential to become disfiguring and life threatening. An international phase 2 study headed by Mayo Clinic led to the recent Food and Drug Administration approval of the first drug of its kind to help advanced basal cell carcinoma patients who have few treatment options. The results appear in the June 7 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

44 percent of workers have gained weight on the job

44 percent of workers have gained weight on the job

 

It’s happened to most of us, especially desk-bound workers. We’re at work and feeling as if we’ve been snacking all day. A handful of candy here and a bag of chips there doesn’t seem like a lot, but it adds up, especially when it comes to the numbers on the scale.

Atlantic Beach Family Hosts Lemonade Stand To Fight Childhood Cancer

Atlantic Beach Family Hosts Lemonade Stand To Fight Childhood Cancer

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- In their continuous efforts in the battle against childhood cancer, the Dilworth family will host their 6th Annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand Grand Stand as part of the Foundation’s National Lemonade Days fundraising weekend on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10AM – 3PM, at their home, 345 8th Street in Atlantic Beach, FL  32233. The Dilworth Family Grand Stand will be held in honor of all children and their families who have been touched by childhood cancer.

Free swimming lessons offered to Duval County children

 

Jacksonville, Fla. – Free swim lessons offered for children are available again this year for families who qualify based on financial need. 

Howard Weiss, D.O. joins the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group

Howard Weiss, D.O. joins the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group

On June 1, 2012, Howard Weiss, D.O. will become a member of the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group.   The Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group is a team of physicians who are board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Each physician has received specialized training in the comprehensive management of patients with impairments and disabilities arising from neurologic, musculoskeletal and vascular disorders.    Dr. Weiss’ specific interest and expertise in the area of orthopedic rehabilitation will strengthen and complement the excellent care currently provided by the Brooks physician group.

Doctors Use Eco-friendly Technology to Ablate AFIB

Doctors Use Eco-friendly Technology to Ablate AFIB

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Richard McCoy, 66, has always enjoyed an active lifestyle between tending to his greenhouse, working full time and playing with his three grandchildren. When all of this was compromised by a heart condition, McCoy’s doctors turned to Soundstar®eco technology to help fix his ticker.