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Florida Takes Steps to Raise Obesity Awareness

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation and the Florida State Chapter of the ASMBS will present a statewide obesity awareness campaign on February 22, 2015. The 2/22 Pedometer Challenge welcomes everyone to join in taking steps "2 Better Health, 2 a Better Life, 2 Fight Obesity." There is no fee and all you need is a pedometer to participate.

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All in the Family: Testing for the BRCA Gene

Although her sister had twice battled breast cancer, Eileen Kerns never considered being tested for the BRCA mutation—an inherited condition that greatly increases one's chances of developing the disease. But when stage 3 breast cancer was detected in Kearns' 28-year-old niece, the diagnosis triggered the young woman to undergo the BRCA gene blood test and the results came back positive.

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