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  • Survivor's parents organize charity bike ride for Children's Hospital neurosurgery

    Survivor's parents organize charity bike ride for Children's Hospital neurosurgery
    La CaƱada resident Taylor Winter was just 12 when she was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, a condition caused by a tumor on the pituitary gland that affects everything from organ function and sleep to hormone levels and body growth. Although she&...
  • Study: Younger women who have hot flashes might have higher heart disease risk

    PITTSBURGH New research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that women who experience hot flashes at a younger age and who have them more often than their peers may be at increased risk of heart disease. The research by Rebecca Thurston, an...
  • Ebola milestone: Liberia releases last known patient from treatment

    Ebola milestone: Liberia releases last known patient from treatment
    She is “one of the happiest persons on Earth today.” And she could be Liberia’s last Ebola patient in a devastating outbreak that began in West Africa more than a year ago. Beatrice Yardolo, 58, was released from a treatment center...
  • Don't give up on the flu vaccine!

    Q: I just read that the flu vaccine this year was not effective. What happened? I had my flu shot this year, but I'm reluctant to get one again next year. A: You're correct. This year's flu vaccine has been a disappointment. The most recent estimates...
  • FDA faces more scrutiny in Congress over response to superbug outbreaks

    FDA faces more scrutiny in Congress over response to superbug outbreaks
    Joining others in Congress, Sen. Patty Murray has called on the Food and Drug Administration to fully investigate medical scopes tied to recent superbug outbreaks at hospitals across the country. Speaking at Senate Health, Education, Labor and...
  • Study: Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer

    Study: Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer
    Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might. A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report. It "put...
  • Lifestyle changes often can help ease symptoms of peripheral artery disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother, 67, was recently diagnosed with peripheral artery disease. She's been having leg pain and other symptoms for many months. She was prescribed medication, but her doctor said she may need surgery. What would that involve? Are...
  • Study: Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer

    Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might. A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report. It "put the...
  • Advocates to push vaccine legislation at Ohio Statehouse

    The father of a boy killed by bacterial meningitis and an expert in infectious diseases are among advocates coming to the Ohio Statehouse to promote new vaccine legislation. The Immunization Advocacy Network of Ohio has organized an event Tuesday to...
  • 'Looks Like Laury' chronicles woman's battle with dementia

    Pamela Hogan knew Laury Sachs before, as a talented, big-hearted friend, wife and mother. Connie Shulman knew Sacks after, when she was in the grip of the early onset dementia that would swiftly claim her life. Together, documentarian Hogan and actress...
  • Md. should limit antibiotics in food

    Md. should limit antibiotics in food
    Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat ear infections, post-surgery infections and even illnesses such as pneumonia, but what good are these medicines if our bodies build up resistance? The overuse of antibiotics in livestock ultimately leads to...