Health

Lemonade stand raises money for cancer research

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Taking lemons and turning them into lemonade. 

Sharon and Brad Elias of St. Augustine have two boys, Josh, 8, and Bradley, 11.

Sharon Elias' friend suggested the boys get involved with something called Alex's Lemonade Stand.

"It's something easy kids can do to help other kids," Elias noted.

The idea is simple. Make some lemonade, sell it, and the money raised goes toward helping kids with cancer.

Bradley smiled and said, "I thought it would be really fun, and I knew we'd raise money for pediatric cancer research. So that made it even better."

Over the weekend at the Palencia Street Fair, the Elias family held their fourth Alex's Lemonade Stand.

Community Empowerment Series hosts Michele Borba

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- St. Johns County is hosting celebrity parenting experts to speak on topics designd to empower St. Johns County to be one of the best in Florida.

St. Augustine man wins new car from The Blood Alliance

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Blood Alliance presented a St. Augustine man with a new car Wednesday.

Steve Carr, 43, is a regular Blood Alliance donor who has donated nearly 5 gallons of blood, said Odette Struys, Blood Alliance communications manager. Carr beat out more than 42,000 other donors who participated in the promotion that ran from August to January.

Carr lives in St. Augustine with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children, ages seven, three and one.

Carr drives 45-minutes one-way to Jacksonville everyday for work, as an accountant with The Doctors Company in Riverside, and was delighted at his win - so that he can retire his 1999 car which has been giving him endless trouble, said Struys.

Carr plans to donate the old car to Wounded Warrior Project to pay it forward, Sturys added.

The new 2013 sedan was donated to The Blood Alliance by Nimnicht Buick GMC.

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.

Several SJC chickens test positive for West Nile virus

 

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- This is to advise that there has been increased mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of St. Johns County.  Several sentinel chickens have tested positive for West Nile virus.  The risk of transmission to humans has been increased. 

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.