The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 11 No. 51 - October 5, 2011


Unique Mobile Detailing knocks off unbeaten Agnelli Pools

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Daniel Fritz, of Gettle Toyota, dribbles past Javier Rivera,
of Island Real Estate.

Adult co-ed soccer results:

Sato Real Estate - 5
Florida Discount Signs - 1

Euphemia Haye - 3
Wash Family Construction - 4

Island Pest Control - 2
Ross Built Construction - 5

Don Meilner & Son Construction - 3
West Coast Air Conditioning - 5

Adult co-ed soccer schedule:

Oct. 6, Thursday, 6 p.m., West Coast Air Conditioning vs. Florida Discount Signs
Oct. 6, Thursday, 7 p.m., Euphemia Haye vs. Don Meilner & Son Construction
Oct. 6, Thursday, 8 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. Wash Family Construction
Oct. 6, Thursday, 9 p.m., Ross Built Construction vs. Jessie's Island Store

Youth soccer results:

Division III, 8-9-year-old:

Island Pest Control - 8
West Coast Surf Shop - 3

Gettel Toyota - 5
The Movable Feast - 2

Gettel Toyota - 7
Island Real Estate - 1

Division II, 10-11 year old:

LaPensee Plumbing - 0
Jen Crady Massage - 5

Eat Here - 0
LaPensee Plumbing - 3

Division I, 12-14 year old:

Wash Family Construction - 0
Autoway Ford – 4

Mr. Bones BBQ - 3
Wash Family Construction - 5

Autoway Ford - 7
Spinnakers Vacation Cottages - 5

Premier League, 15-17 year old:

Ace Hardware – 7
Beach Bistro - 3

Youth Soccer schedule:

Instructional League, 4-5-year-old:

Oct. 4, Tuesday, 6 p.m., The White Egret vs. Island Dental Spa
Oct. 4, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Bowes Imaging vs. Gulf Bay Realty
Oct. 10, Monday, 6 p.m., The White Egret vs. Bowes Imaging
Oct. 10, Monday, 6:30 p.m., Island Dental Spa vs. Gulf Bay Realty

Instructional League, 6-7-year-old:

Oct. 5, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Coastal Orthopedics vs. Air & Energy
Oct. 5, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Beach Bums vs. Tyler's Ice Cream
Oct. 7, Friday, 6 p.m., Coastal Orthopedics vs. Beach Bums
Oct. 7, Friday, 7 p.m., Air & Energy vs. Tyler's Ice Cream

Division III, 8-9-year-old:

Oct. 4, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Island Real Estate vs. West Coast Surf Shop
Oct. 5, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Gettel Toyota vs. Island Pest Control
Oct. 10, Monday, 6 p.m., West Coast Surf Shop vs. The Movable Feast
Oct. 11, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Island Real Estate vs. Island Pest Control

Division II, 10-11-year-old:

Oct. 4, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Jen Crady Massage vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Oct. 5, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Eat Here vs. Jen Crady Massage
Oct. 11, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Eat Here vs. LaPensee Plumbing

Division I, 12-14-year-old:

Oct. 5, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Spinnakers Vacation Cottages vs. Mr. Bones BBQ.
Oct. 7, Friday, 6 p.m., Spinnakers Vacation Cottages vs. Wash Family Construction
Oct. 7, Friday, 7 p.m., Autoway Ford vs. Mr. Bones BBQ.

Premier League, 15-17-year-old:

Oct. 10, Monday, 7 p.m., Beach Bistro vs. Ace Hardware


The real cost of disease

I felt that this story is so important, I thought I'd "retweet" it from USA Today and others. It illustrates why I am spending the rest of my life trying to reduce this problem with relatively easy (compared to heart surgery, stomach stapling, losing limbs to diabetes) solutions such as simple diet and lifestyle changes.

Unless current health trends are reversed, five common, non-infectious diseases – cancer, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and mental health problems -– will cost the world $47 trillion in treatment costs and lost wages.

That's the conclusion of a new report, The Global Economic Burden of Non-communicable Diseases, released by the World Economic Forum before the start of a United Nations summit on non-communicable disease.

"Until now, we've been unable to put a figure on what the World Health Organization (WHO) calls the 'world's biggest killers.' This study shows that families, countries and economies are losing people in their most productive years. The numbers indicate that non-communicable diseases have the potential to not only bankrupt health systems, but to also put a brake on the global economy. Tackling this issue calls for joint action by the public and private sectors," Olivier Raynaud, senior director of health at the World Economic Forum, said.

The World Health Organization offered several steps that could help avert the impact of these chronic, non-communicable diseases. They include alcohol and tobacco taxes, smoke-free environments, and public-service campaigns to get people to cut down on their consumption of salt and trans fats. The organization said countries that have implemented such programs have already seen a "marked reduction" in the incidence of disease.

These non-communicable diseases are now the leading cause of death worldwide by a wide margin. That's why health experts and leaders from 193 nations are meeting at the United Nations in New York City to discuss strategies to lower the death toll.

"This will be the first time that the U.N. has actually focused on the major killer of most people," said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society.

"Cancer, for example, kills more people in the world than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined."

A report issued last week by the World Health Organization says non-infectious diseases are responsible for roughly 36 million fatalities worldwide every year. The loss in terms of life-years and productivity is staggering, since about nine million of these deaths occur under the age of 60.

According to Dr. Gordon Tomaselli, president of the American Heart Association, "If current trends continue, well before the middle of this century non-communicable diseases will be responsible for more than three-quarters of the deaths around the world."

Heart disease currently accounts for the lion's share of these deaths, with WHO saying that 48 percent of non-communicable disease fatalities are attributable to cardiac illness. A little more than one in five non-communicable disease deaths are due to cancer, while respiratory illness is linked to slightly more than one in 10 fatalities. These are followed by diabetes, which claims the lives of 3 percent of non-communicable disease patients.

The WHO report found that non-communicable diseases account for 87 percent of all deaths in the United States. Not coincidentally, the United States is increasingly weighted down by an obesity epidemic, a largely inactive population (with a 43 percent sedentary rate), a 16 percent smoking rate, and markedly rising blood pressure and glucose levels.

This is only the second time the U.N. has taken up a health issue – the first, in 2001, created the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Before this report, I had spoken and continue to speak all over the country on radio programs and at various events. I talk not only about how much money you save at the grocery store, but how much you save by avoiding preventable diseases and the doctors, drugs, surgeries and hospitals these diseases require.

Every talk ends with, "Preventable diseases are not sustainable, no matter who pays for it." My audiences at least, seem hungry to dodge bullets of the predicted global bankruptcy from collapsing health. You know how to reach me.

You can follow Island resident Ellen Jaffe Jones on her Facebook page and keep up with her just released book:,"Eat Vegan on $4 a Day," or her website: She is also a nationally certified personal trainer and running coach. For training in a gym or private hire, contact Ellen at or 941-704-1025.

AMISUN ~ The Island's Award-Winning Newspaper