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St. Petersburg rally held over genetically modified foods

St. Petersburg rally held over genetically modified foods

St. Petersburg, FL -- Have you ever wondered what's in your food? A group of people turned out in St. Petersburg on Saturday for an event called "Rally for the Right to Know."

Participants collected signatures and passed out flyers to try to educate the public. Cindy Miller says they're concerned about the lack of labeling on genetically modified food, or GMOs. The FDA doesn't require it right now but organizers want that to change.

Click here for a recent article on why you may already be eating genetically engineered food.

Learning the dangers of teen Rx drug abuse

Learning the dangers of teen Rx drug abuse

Pinellas Park, Florida -- The public is invited to attend a special talk for parents that could save lives in Pinellas Park.

The AND Committee & NOPE Task Forces are hosting a joint event on "The Prescribed Killer!" 

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 5 at the Performing Arts Center, located at 4951 78th Avenue North.

Admission is free and the event will begin at 6 p.m.

Parents are warned not to wait until it happens to you, but instead take action now.

Stetson Law hosts Law School for Physicians

Stetson Law hosts Law School for Physicians

Gulfport, Florida -- How can medical doctors stay compliant with legal issues involving pain medications? Stetson University College of Law and Continuing Education Inc. are co-sponsoring an evening program, “Law School for Physicians: What to Do When the DEA Comes Knocking: Prescribing Pain Medicines Without Fear of Prosecution,” on March 22.

WHAT: During this evening program in Tampa, members of the medical profession learn about compliance issues regarding pain medication from Gulfport's Stetson University College of Law experts. Attendees earn up to four category 1 PRA CME credits.

WHERE:

Ridgecrest students to receive free eye care

Ridgecrest students to receive free eye care

Largo, Florida - In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of healthy sight and its connection to reading and learning, 85 Ridgecrest Elementary students will receive complimentary eye care, eye wear, and even free books.

The free eye care is courtesy of Transitions Optical, VSP Vision Care, Bess the Book Bus and More Health, and those lucky students will receive it on Thursday and Friday, March 10-11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the school, 1901 119th St. N, Largo.

Students will receive comprehensive eye examinations and, for those who require corrective eye wear, choose eyeglasses in a fully-stocked, 45-foot mobile eye exam clinic nicknamed "Eyenstein."

New breast cancer center opens this summer

New breast cancer center opens this summer

Clearwater, FL -- Later this year, a state of the art breast cancer center will open its doors. Construction is underway on the Axelrod Pavilion at Morton Plant Mease, named for the donor Shirley Axelrod and her husband, Harvey.


The four-story building with more than 103,000 square feet will be the new home for the Susan Cheek Needler Breast Center.

Fundraiser for kidney transplant recipient

Fundraiser for kidney transplant recipient

St. Petersburg, FL -- Larry Johnson needs a kidney transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. Friends are planning an auction fundraiser to help offset his expenses.

Ten years ago, Johnson, 49, suddenly fainted, and the next thing he remembers is waking up in the hospital. He was later diagnosed with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a condition that destroys blood cells and causes clots to form. 

His illness has severely damaged his kidneys, forcing him to undergo dialysis treatments three times a week and ultimately leading to renal failure.

Boot camp owner: Boost your workout with energy-boosting snacks

Boot camp owner: Boost your workout with energy-boosting snacks

Palm Harbor, Florida -  It's March and spring is just around the corner. With warmer weather and longer days, you may want to step up your exercise routine - working out more regularly and diligently than you have during the dark winter months.

"Ideally, you should exercise all year round, regardless of the weather," says John Kent, owner of North Pinellas & Westchase Adventure Boot Camp for Women. "But some folks go into semi-hibernation in the winter and get a renewed burst of energy in the spring."

For all those ready to start a regular exercise routine, Kent has an important piece of advice: To make sure your workout is healthy and safe, don't skimp on pre-exercise meals.