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THOUSANDS TO JOIN ‘MARCH FOR SCIENCE MIAMI’ IN A GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION
 
There is a major movement afoot to demonstrate that science is a living endeavor being done by real people here in Miami. On Earth Day, April 22, scientists, educators, students, and families that support scientific research and evidence-based policies will take a public stand and be counted at The March For Science Miami (MFSM) in Downtown Miami, 11 a.m. – 4 pm. This local march is one of nearly 400 official satellite events taking place across the world, in conjunction with a national March For Read More >>
 
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POSITIVE PEOPLE IN PINECREST : FLYNN SECKINGER
 
As a vice president of Students Offering Support (SOS), Palmetto High School junior Flynn Seckinger is busy planning events and making sure members of the community service club fulfill their obligations. She personally coordinates volunteers for the community events the club has committed to help staff. The club helps more than 12 organizations, including the Bereavement Center 5K Run, the Fairchild Tropical Gardens Gala, and Shake-a-Leg beach clean-up, and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. “There is also serving dinner to the residents at Chapman Partnership for the Homeless,” she says. “We do that annually.” Among their other annual events, SOS organizes a garage sale to benefit the Read More »
 
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CONSIDERING JOINING OR CHANGING SOCCER CLUBS
 
When choosing a Youth soccer club, the task can be overwhelming. There are many clubs and levels to choose from. Some clubs and teams compete locally while others travel regionally and even nationally. Some have parent coaches and others offer qualified coaches. Some of the main questions that should be asked and researched are as follows: What is the Coaching Philosophy of the DOC? In most cases, the coaching director sets the tone for the club with regards to style of play, and also in the way players are educated. Knowing the Director’s track record of having produced players and teams is, in most cases, critically important. Will the club move players within it? Player movement is critical for player development. Players develop at different rates, much Read More »
 
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DESIGN BY COMMITTEE: WHEN COLLABORATION GOES AWRY
 
Whether you have an agency on retainer or a go-to freelance marketing specialist, giving clear direction and insightful feedback is essential. A good marketing collaboration breeds innovative, well-executed products and campaigns. The healthy exchange of ideas from a vested team can be a recipe for a happy workplace and business success. However, when the conversation is tipped too far in one direction, the results can be disastrous for both the project and team morale. As they say, too many chefs in the kitchen can ruin the soup. Suggestions feel more like commands and personal gain trumps the company’s vision — this is “design by committee,” which is Read More »
 
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TACKLING COLORECTAL CANCER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
 

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. In fact, one in 21 men and one in 23 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common. Henry Lujan, MD, FACS, FASCRS, board-certified general and colorectal surgeon from the Digestive Center of Health at Jackson South Community Hospital, explains the disease, the importance of early detection, and Read More »

 
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