| Oct 7, 2013
Q. I have ornamental grasses that have become droopy and fall over. Why does this happen and what should I do?
A. Seasonal rains, hot weather and maybe a little fertilizer have encouraged lots of good growth. Many of the ornamental grasses do become...
| Oct 2, 2013
Dear Amy: My wife usually takes Ambien to help her fall asleep.
The problem is that she frequently takes the drug before she goes up to bed, either in the family room while watching TV or in the kitchen. The Ambien kicks in then, of course, and she...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Q. We have a large staghorn fern that has become hollow inside and is hanging from a tree. Should I fill the hollow and what type of fertilizer is needed?
A. Hollows and voids inside older staghorns are normal as the growing media decomposes, but it...
| May 18, 2009
Stand in front of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research's new building and you can't help but think, "Boy, there sure is a lot of land out here — empty land."
The completion of Burnham's 175,000-square-foot building is certainly a milestone....
| Sep 23, 2009
The medical city sprouting in southeast Orlando is behind schedule. So what?
The delays mean that the University of Central Florida medical school, UCF's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the M.D....
| May 10, 2011
| 3:43 PM
The Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute scored $300 million in 2006 when it agreed to set up shop in Central Florida, making it one of the largest beneficiaries of public incentive money in state history.
Just five years later, the institute...
| Jan 6, 2011
A second major medical publication is calling foul on Dr. Andrew Wakefield's 1998 studying linking the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine to autism. In fact, today the BMJ, a leading medical journal in the U.K. reports Wakefield deliberately faked the...
| Jan 14, 2011
The feedback has been flooding in about our story on Robyn O'Brien, author and founder of allergykids.com. Our readers seem to agree that allergies to dyes or preservatives among kids are on the rise. Here are some of the ways they've eliminated the...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 4:24 PM
I guess Gov. Rick Scott includes dope dealing as one of the Florida industries he hopes to stimulate.
Scott wants to kill a prescription-drug database that would track the flow of narcotic pain killers coming from "pill mill" clinics. This will help keep...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:56 PM
If Casey Anthony had been tried 30 years ago in that same Orange County courtroom, she probably would be facing a death sentence today instead of the few measly years she spent awaiting trial.
The 25-year-old mother who last week slipped out of a...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 2:24 AM
Patience was never one of my virtues.
Traffic jams, long lines, people taking inordinate amounts of time with someone or something I felt I needed or wanted, even the slowness of the U.S. mail system, all could send me into a cursing, gesticulating,...