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Grilling our way to colon cancer?

Yes, charred meat is carcinogenic, at least according to the preponderance of the data.

There is some evidence that leaner cuts of red meat aren’t as dangerous, and also that marinating, especially in wine, reduces the production of the dangerous chemicals.

Want to live to be a centenarian?

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a long-term research report on the differences between centenarians and seniors who are age 65 and older.

Be adaptable and flexible. Get rid of stress. Be optimistic. Exercise. Own a pet. Those are good goals for people of any age.

Asparagus makes spring recipes pop

Nothing says spring is here like a beautiful bunch of crisp asparagus.

Asparagus is easy to select and prepare, and comes in a variety of vibrant colors including green, violet, purple and white.

Nancy Lugo: Water makes waves in overall health

Water, which makes up over half of your body and 75 percent of your muscles, plays a key role in almost every body function.

Drinking water throughout the day can keep the body well-hydrated and feeling more satisfied. Many times we sense our body craving food when we really are thirsty.

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Capitalist goes environmental in new bank venture

Capitalists go environmental

First Green Bank opened its first location in Winter Park, expanding the Central Florida community bank with a mission to conserve the environment to its fifth location.

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Rollins grad works to bring bike share to Orlando

Bringing in bike share

Having recognized the need for alternate modes of transportation to and from SunRail, Orlando city leaders recently sent out a request for bids to bring the growing trend of bike sharing to the city.

Old home woes: repairing wood floors and worn swings

Older homes, while probably pretty sturdy, may have developed hidden problems structurally.

Have a construction professional who specializes in outside attachments like decks and porches inspect and evaluate the condition of the porch.

Choosing the right tree for your family’s nest

It’s an age-old adage. You know the one: location, location, location.

Knowing exactly what you want increases exponentially your odds of finding it and prevents time being wasted looking at homes you would never consider.

Orlando's home-buying season starts off with a hop in sales

Orlando’s housing market took its traditional month-to-month springtime sales hop in March.

Buyer demand is continuing to also drive increases in the area’s median price.

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Florida Opera Theatre offers 'musical theater on steroids'

Opening an opera

Morgan Davis may teach at Rollins, but for now she’s the student, listening, watching and learning from her director and fellow performers.

Serve breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming on May 11

Pssst. Mother’s Day is coming on May 11. With busy spring schedules on family calendars, it’s not too early to begin preparations to pamper Mom.

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Cora Boyett Evans celebrates her 100th birthday

A tea party for 100 years

With a remarkable memory and a natural gift for storytelling, Cora entertained friends with recollections of her personal Florida history.

Keep your VA care without reporting income

If you’re enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system, you no longer have to report your income.

Starting March 2014, you’ll only have to give your income information if you’re applying for the first time.

With senior downsizing, it's best to start early

There are numerous websites about senior downsizing, but they all seem to agree on one thing: Get started early. Beginning months in advance to make the move a gradual process will keep stress to a minimum.

Senior Calendar

Maitland Senior Center programs

The Maitland Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day, and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27.