The Bottom Line
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Key West resident to speak at conference

Susan Wadia-Ells, breast cancer prevention educator and Key West resident, will speak at the 2nd annual Cure to Cancer Summit next week.

The Wednesday to Sept. 19 online, international conference headiners include, along with their topics, Dr. Bernie Siegel, the art of healing; Kelly Turner, radical remission: surviving cancer against all odds; Thomas Seyfried, the metabolic theory of Ccncer; Bill Henderson, cancer free: your guide to gentle nontoxic healing; Dr. Francisco Contreras, oasis of hope; Dr. Brian Clement, of the Hippocrates Institute; Wadia-Ells, busting breast cancer: seven simple steps to stop breast cancer before it starts; and 20 other leaders in alternative or natural cancer prevention and treatment, along with cancer survivors who chose natural protocols over mainstream treatments.

Considered a pioneering leader in teaching women how to stop breast cancer before it starts, Wadia-Ells is founding director of the National Breast Cancer Prevention Project/Busting Breast Cancer.

To obtain free tickets to next week's online event go to For information, email

Visitors' centers crucial to business

Documented by the 2010 NOAA study "Linking the environment and economy of the Florida Keys and Key West," the Key West Chamber of Commerce reports how essential are visitor centers. Almost 23 percent of overnight visitors to the Keys reported having used at least one of the five visitors' information centers with 47.8 percent of those visiting the Key West Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

Key West generates 58 percent of all the business in the Florida Keys and Key West, which would equate to approximately $25 million more dollars spent by visitors after visiting the chamber's Visitor Information Center when in Key West.

The Key West Chamber of Commerce handles all visitor inquires in its visitor center, plus phone calls, facsimiles, emails, live chats and call-back services to potential visitors. The center is open seven days a week until 6 p.m.

Fishermen's saluting surgical technologists

Fishermen's Community Hospital is taking part in National Surgical Technologists Week from Sept. 21-27.

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of a team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Surgical technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique combined with the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and implementation of tools and technologies.