American Heart Association’s Heart Walk draws thousands to Tropical Park

Thousands joined the American Heart Association Heart Walk at Tropical Park, raising more than $400,000 for heart disease and stroke research and prevention. BY RODOLFO R. ROMANromandh@yahoo.comIn August 2008, Gerard Acloque’s life was upset by an eye-opening tragedy: His sister, Nadine Acloque, died of a heart attack at age 27. His family had no history…

Miami Beach Gold’s Gym general manager survives cancer thanks to faith, fitness

After surviving 96 chemotherapy treatments, the general manager of Gold’s Gym South Beach shows his appreciation to the cancer center that helped him survive and encourages others to stay healthy. BY RODOLFO ROMANSpecial to The Miami Herald Five years ago, personal trainer David Octavio Gandell faced the challenge of his life: At age 29, he…