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The 2016 renewal of SMARTRide takes place this Friday and Saturday, November 18th and 19th. At 6:30 Friday morning, following the reading of a proclamation, hundreds of riders and crew, all volunteers, will, under police escort, set out from the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus. They will overnight at Hawks Cay and on Saturday morning, proceed to Key West. The Ride will end with a four-mile police-escorted parade through Key West and a ceremony at the AIDS Memorial at White Street Pier.
At school, kids are exposed to an influx of germs that can cause a number of preventable sicknesses, including cold and flu. The top germiest school-based culprits include water fountains, plastic reusable cafeteria trays, keyboards, toilets and students’ hands. To keep your family free from the sniffles all year long, here are five easy-to-follow tips to ensure a healthy, happy and absent-free school year. 
When breast cancer goes undetected, the tumour becomes bigger, more invasive and far more dangerous to the afflicted woman or man. That’s why the Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) has noted a few areas of the county with high numbers of late-stage breast cancer cases. DOH-Broward has targeted women from eight ZIP codes with the highest rates of breast tumours that go undetected until they reach serious status (stages three and four).
Social media has changed the rules of privacy for almost everyone. But for people diagnosed with cancer, social media use comes with the additional complications of online disclosure, which can have unintended consequences. As part of their annual survey, Cancer and Careers, a national non-profit that empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplaces, polled survivors on their experiences with disclosing their cancer online.
As flu season approaches, parents can no longer rely on protecting their children with nasal spray vaccine that was popular among kids who hate shots. Federal vaccine officials no longer recommend the spray because it didn’t work. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention says several new studies showed that spray vaccine did little or nothing to stop H1N1 flu virus that was the most prevalent last year.
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