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(Courtesy photo). Art Bakewell is the new directoror af pastorl care at Bert Fish Medical Center.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- To further provide patients with whole-person care of the mind, body and spirit, Bert Fish Medical Center welcomes Art Bakewell as its new director of Pastoral Care, who comes from Florida Hospital Deland, where he has led the pastoral program for almost 10 years.

Aligned with BFMC's Planetree tradition of whole-person care, Florida Hospital core values include faith and prayer as a complement to traditional medical treatment.

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Editor's Note: The following was written by Reed Markham, associate professor, Daytona State College, New Smyrna Beach campus:

Are your children listening? This is a question many New Smyrna Beach educators ask each school year.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- During her break, Bert Fish Medical Center case manager Karen Berkeley practices speaking Creole, rehearsing for her first trip out of the country and the wait is making her
anxious.

Berkeley is joining BFMC physician Dr. Regina Asihene on a 15-person medical mission to Haiti from Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 23. Also traveling with the team is Kelly Ann Green, 17, who learned about the trip from her mother, Eileen Green, also a BFMC employee. The teen is using her trip as the subject of her senior project.

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Photo by Mark Steighner

Bert Fish Medical Center is "shining a light" on breast cancer with the use of pink exterior lighting throughout the month of October. The initiative is part of a month-long community outreach effort to raise awareness about the importance of early detection through mammograms.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Bert Fish Medical Center is "shining a light" on breast cancer in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of early detection.

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One of the most frequent questions I hear is how do I get my child to behave and respect me? It is important to understand some of the advanced techniques of positive parenting if you are to succeed at this.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Volusia County’s Human Services Office will sponsor a Summer Food Service Program for children at 70 sites from June 14 through Aug. 13.

The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin. It is approved for areas in which 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced price meals during the school year.

Summer feeding sites provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in the summer program.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Counseling Center of New Smyrna Beach announces that
Gary Frick, M.D., a child and adult psychiatrist has joined its Practice.

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Here is some practical information from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports:

10 Tips to healthy eating and physical activity for you

1. Start your day with breakfast.
Breakfast fills your "empty tank" to get you going after a long night without food. And it can help you do better in school. Easy to prepare breakfasts include cold cereal with fruit and low-fat milk, whole-wheat toast with peanut butter, yogurt with fruit, whole-grain waffles or even last night's pizza!

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Here is summary of Dr. Gary Chapman’s principles, an internationally respected marriage and family life expert:

Discovering Your Primary Love Language
What is your primary love language? What makes you feel most loved by your partner? Three ways to discover this include:

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Far left photo courtesy Tim Dillon/USA Today. Rob and Becky Haley attend a marriage education class taught by Ed Koplin at the Grace Fellowship Church in Timonium, Md.  Koplin and his wife, Mary Beth (near photo), are holding a similar workshop here in New Smyrna Beach March 19-20 at the First Baptist Church of New Smyrna Beach.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Ed and Mary Beth want to help married couples stem the rising tide of divorce with a special workshop March 19 and 20.

An exciting grass-roots movement has taken root, providing hope and skills to married couples, the Koplins say. Fed up with the rising tide of divorce, the Koplins drew a line in the sand eight years years ago, when they saw the negative impact of divorce on teens while serving in a youth ministry. Then they decided to work with married couples in the community.

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