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Florida Memorial University, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society (ACS), will host the third annual RELAY FOR LIFE event on April 9th-10th, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am on the University's Front Lawn.

Formerly called the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer, the Relay For Life is an enjoyable overnight event that is designed to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, as well as to raise money for research and programs for the American Cancer Society. During the exciting all-night affair, different teams of people get together at a venue and take turns walking or running laps.

Prestige Health Choice, a Florida-based Medicaid managed health plan, received a three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Prestige is a provider service network owned and controlled by nonprofit community health centers.

To achieve accreditation, Prestige underwent an extensive self-assessment and on-site review by the AAAHC surveyors including volunteer physicians, nurses and administrators. The audit covers all aspects of operations to ensure that best practices are employed. “We believe our patients deserve a high quality medical home they can depend on, said Kevin Kearns, CEO of Prestige Health Choice.

ImageOn March 15, 2010 Publix Pharmacies launched the first phase of a new diabetes management system. The program is a multi-faceted program established to assist customers and associates living with diabetes in managing their medication, compliance, monitoring, education, nutrition and exercise.

In its first phase, this one-of-a-kind program offers diabetic patients free medication, online resources and the benefit of knowledgeable pharmacists. At the core of the program is the free generic immediate-release metformin (500 mg, 850 mg or 1,000 mg) the generic form of the drug Glucophage.

Combining indigenous ingredients unique to Cura'ao, the new Atabei Spa at Hyatt Regency Cura'ao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, opening April 20, 2010, welcomes guests to experience an authentic holistic retreat. The spa draws inspiration from the ancient culture and rituals of the Arawak people, the original inhabitants of the island, and looks to utilize native plants, sea salts, muds and herbs honoring the majestic landscape of Curaao.

Surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean waters, Atabei Spa will feature 4,500 square feet of indoor/outdoor space. The spa invites guests to relax and rejuvenate while experiencing the many native traditions and rituals, which inspire Atabei, meaning “mother earth, creator of life. Spa Director Karina Chung stated, “It is believed by some that the origin of the name Curaao is a derivative of the Portuguese word for healing, due to the plants that grow on the island and it is our goal to incorporate those abundant local ingredients. We hope to provide guests with a truly awakening experience where we are guiding their body and spirit towards a healthy lifestyle, not only at the spa but also at home.