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

Isis and Joan: A cat is reunited with her sick owner

sun-sentinel.com — As she was rushed into hospice care, Joan Price had one main fear: What would happen to her beloved Isis? The black cat she had found as a stray in her Fort Lauderdale apartment complex was her constant companion.

Chris Evert hospital project aims to give kids comfort, privacy

sun-sentinel.com — Chris Evert Children's Hospital is bustling. Dozens of high-tech beds cradling premature babies tethered to monitors are packed into a single room at the hospital, which is at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. Many seriously ill young patients have a roommate, leaving their parents little privacy to comfort and cuddle them.

Veterans Affairs on mission to build genetic database

sun-sentinel.com — Veterans, Uncle Sam wants you - your DNA, that is. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is stepping up recruitment efforts in South Florida for its Million Veteran Program. The information gathered from participants, VA researchers say, could reveal important connections between chronic medical conditions and genetics, and pave the way for innovative treatments not just for veterans but for everyone.

Electronic nature tours let visitors guide themselves with smartphones, iPads

sun-sentinel.com — Mother Nature is going high-tech. If you're taking a hike through some of South Florida's preserved wetlands, dunes and hammocks, you may be guided by an "electronic naturalist." Three natural areas managed by the Broward County Parks and Recreation Division now are equipped with eNature tours, and the county is expandingthe program.

Former Plantation woman's memoir relates dad's ties to 'Deep Throat'

sun-sentinel.com — Children often ask each other: "What does your daddy do?" When Kristin Battista-Frazee was just 4 years old, her dad was a pornographer. Anthony Battista switched careers in 1973, going from being a W.E. Hutton stockbroker in Philadelphia to distributing, originally as a side job, what became an X-rated film classic: "Deep Throat."

Recyclable Bicycle Exchange turns trash into bicycles

sun-sentinel.com — Beat-up bikes and discarded parts aren't junk. At least not to Jeff Torkelson. Where others see rusted handlebars and bent wheels, Torkelson sees a refurbished bike that can bring joy to a child or much-needed transportation for an adult.

Florida Healthcare Plus ordered liquidated

sun-sentinel.com — Thousands of seniors on Medicare plans offered by Florida Healthcare Plus will need to pick new coverage next month. A circuit court judge in Tallahassee has ordered the Coral Gables-based company into receivership and liquidated by Jan. 1. Florida Healthcare Plus has four Medicare Advantage plans in South Florida, serving about 1,330 Broward County residents and about 2,210 Palm Beach County residents.

Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7

sun-sentinel.com — Last call for Medicare! The open enrollment period for 2015 Medicare Advantage health care and stand-alone prescription plans runs through Dec. 7. Whichever plan seniors pick goes into effect Jan. 1. After that, those unhappy with their coverage, which is offered through private insurers approved by Medicare, have throughFeb.

Mulgenerational playgrounds inviting to kids, parents, seniors

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May 09, 2014

@AARPBroward @sunserveftl @Helpchick @TheBowTieGuy Great to be at SunServe luncheon today, talking about our story re #LGBT end of life.

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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