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  • Carnett: Living with what Parkinson's takes can be painful

    Parkinson's disease slows a person down. Trust me on that, I possess first-hand knowledge. I was diagnosed with the disease eight years ago. Actor Robin Williams — who was in the early stages of the disease before his death, according to his...
  • Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw diagnosed with ALS

    Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw announced Tuesday that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “A year ago I was playing NFL football,” Shaw said in a video released by the Tennessee Titans in...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

    MONROVIA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose...
  • Tinker Field, wars, and fair districts: Letters

    Memories of Tinker Field When my husband and I moved our small family to Orlando from Brattleboro, Vt., he was responding to the doctor's recommendation to get his ill wife away from the freezing Vermont winters and into a pleasant Florida clime. The...
  • How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia

    How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia
    A cure for patchy baldness may be on the way, according to a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine. Unfortunately, the treatment is expensive. It currently costs between $7,000 and $9,000 a month. And, it only treats hair loss caused...
  • Say 'No!' to the ice bucket challenge

    Facebook has become saturated with videos of people dumping buckets of ice on their heads. They're taking the #IceBucketChallenge, a viral phenomenon whose ostensible purpose is to raise money for charity. The challenge is simple: Either donate $100...
  • Addiction, Not Suicide, Got Robin Williams

    Addiction, Not Suicide, Got Robin Williams
    We were standing and talking on my back porch. "I could never do this twice," Dave said. He was speaking about not having the courage to try sobriety a second time. Dave was my dearest friend. We were closer than brothers. He had been sober 10 years...
  • Missionaries deserved access to untested Ebola drug, expert writes

    Missionaries deserved access to untested Ebola drug, expert writes
    They were given drugs never before used on humans, and then flown to the United States amid fears that they would spark a new outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus. Roughly two weeks after a pair of American missionary workers were evacuated from Liberia,...
  • Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson

    Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson
    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was freed from federal detention to enter a residential drug treatment program Monday after pleading guilty to violating probation by using cocaine. Dawson, 58, has been in custody since her arrest in June...
  • Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims who fled quarantine

    Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims who fled quarantine
    Liberia struggled on Monday to track down 17 suspected Ebola carriers who fled quarantine at the weekend, while the U.N. health agency urged affected West African nations to screen all departures in a bid to contain the worst outbreak of the virus. In...
  • NC missionary out of quarantine, visits Ebola-stricken wife

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Charlotte missionary David Writebol completed his 21-day quarantine Sunday and traveled to Atlanta, where he saw his wife for the first time since she was evacuated Aug. 5 to Emory University Hospital for treatment of Ebola virus disease....