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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Restricting Opiate Use: But What about the Pain?

  • Published in Health

There is no question that Americans are prescribed too many narcotic (opiate) medications and that the potential harms definitely outweigh the benefits, many of the latter which are unproven or temporary at best. In fact, prescription overdoses kill 40 people every day, and most of these are accidental. Opiates of course are also addictive and can lead to many other medical problems.

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"Junie B.’S Essential Survival Guide To School” Crowns The 2015–16 Family Fun Series At The Broward Center

FORT LAUDERDALE – Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School, a musical based on the books by Barbara Park, will be performed in the Amaturo Theater on Sunday, May 1at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. as the season finale of the Family Fun Series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

After going to school for over one-and-a-half years, Junie B. Jones and her friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style, from bus rules to Band-Aids, from carpools to cookies. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and demonstrates how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun and always something to sing about.

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The Broward Center Presents The Blind Boys Of Alabama And Mavis Staples In Concert On May 4

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts will present the soaring energy and powerful voices of The Blind Boys of Alabama and Mavis Staples in a soul-stirring concert on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater.

Multiple Grammy Award-winners, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Gospel Hall of Fame inductees, The Blind Boys of Alabama cross multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual songs by Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. Singer Jimmy Carter, who was there when the group was first formed, leads the band today with firm conviction and joyous commitment. The band’s audience, once rigidly segregated and confined to traditional gospel venues, now reflects the group’s eclectic, global following.

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