I'm a Sun Sentinel multi-tasker, covering aging issues and consumer stuff. Oh, and sometimes pets cuz I love them.

LCpl Janos. V. Lutz memorial wall honors veterans with PTS who committed suicide

sun-sentinel.com — Not all who lost their lives serving their country died on the battlefield. Startling numbers of veterans commit suicide. Janine Lutz, of Davie, thinks they deserve to be remembered this Memorial Day, too. The mother of a 24-year-old Marine who took his life two years ago, she has created the LCpl Janos V.

24 Miami-area hospitals earn 'A,' one earns 'D' in new safety ratings from Leapfrog

sun-sentinel.com — Most South Florida hospitals are continuing to maintain high safety standards, according to the latest biannual report by The Leapfrog Group. The nonprofit organization, which advocates for safer health care delivery, gave 24 of South Florida's 45 hospitals an "A" in its latest rankings, released Wednesday.

Everglades National Park featured in Emmy-nominated travel show

sun-sentinel.com — The natural treasure in our own backyard is ready for its close-up. Everglades National Park will be featured on the May 2 episode of "Rock the Park," a new television series from The CW that encourages travelers to go play outdoors. The Everglades show will air at 10:30 a.m.

Kitten foster parents desperately needed in Miami area

sun-sentinel.com — Bottle feeding in the middle of the night. Toilet training. Round-the-clock cuddling. That's life with baby - when you're helping to raise a tiny kitty. Fostering newborn kittens is not an easy job, but it's certainly a labor of love for many South Florida volunteers.

Nature lovers invited to help count butterflies

sun-sentinel.com — It's time to start counting. The Broward County chapter of the North American Butterfly Association is holding its spring counts on April 19 and May 2. Association chapters regularly take a one-day census of butterflies in their area as a way to track which populations are thriving or dwindling.

World War II veterans remember liberating concentration camps 70 years ago

sun-sentinel.com — South Florida's oldest veterans this spring are marking the climatic events that, 70 years ago, led to the end of World War II. Some fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Some crossed the Rhine River and rejoiced when Germany surrendered. Some experienced the horror of stumbling upon Nazi concentration camps filled with the dead and dying.

Charts: 10 factors that help determine South Florida's health

sun-sentinel.com — Where you live and what you do greatly influence how healthy you are. The annual County Health Rankings, a joint project of the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, analyzes everything from housing to smoking to uninsured rates.

Bird photographers flock to Miami area for the winter, nesting season

sun-sentinel.com — World-famous beauties love to winter in SoFla. With them come packs of photographers, with howitzer-sized lenses poised to capture them preening in all their brightly-colored finery. No, it's not supermodels being trailed by paparazzi. This season in South Florida brings out the best of winged wildlife and the avid shutter birds who pursue them.

Broward's Senior Hall of Fame honors 10 new members

sun-sentinel.com — Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish can claim a new title: Senior Hall of Fame member. Parrish was one of 10 new members named Wednesday to the Dr. Nan. S. Hutchison Broward Senior Hall of Fame, which celebrates the exceptional volunteer services of county residents age 60 and older.

Rarest of rare: 59 Everglades plants 'critically imperiled,' new report says

sun-sentinel.com — A landmark report - 10 years in the making - looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered animals: rising sea levels, invasive species and humans.
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May 09, 2014

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Apr 17, 2014

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Apr 17, 2014

Our moving look at an LGBT couple's end-of-life journey is getting lots of tears and cheers. We r proud. bit.ly/OY2uND #lgbtaging

Feb 15, 2013

It's a state of mind, not geography. RT @ryan_mcneill77: Today I learned there are Yankee rednecks! t.co/bTID5Dbi

Feb 15, 2013

Love -- and Viagra jokes -- were in the air at this #senior dating game. t.co/eTAoP7GJ #VDay

Feb 15, 2013

Good morning, TGIF! Breaking news on the state of #cat litter advertising. More #catvideos for you! t.co/iLbmMp1P

Feb 14, 2013

Beyond gold & silver: What do you give for an 80th anniversary? List of world's longest married couples. Happy #Vday! t.co/HPFDdXOJ

Feb 14, 2013

Broward's new #pet laws could put many owners in the doghouse. Do they go too far or are they good for pets? t.co/navye1dH

Feb 14, 2013

Happy V-Day:Touching photos/video of #LGBT couples, many of them #seniors, on their wedding days.@sageusa: t.co/9bZtjF5a #LGBTaging

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