| May 25, 2014
Fiona O'Connell is familiar with the working person's health care nightmare — the one where you get too sick to work, and then you lose your job, and then you have no insurance to pay for the treatment you need.
O'Connell lived that nightmare, and...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Making music was Irene Alexander's inspiration as well as lifeline. It allowed her to forge ahead, say friends and family, through a string of misfortunes that would have felled an ordinary mortal.
In 2005, the Chicago pianist and piano teacher...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Every golf season, local women's golf groups play for an incredibly worthy cause, called Fairway to Life, which benefits the Breast Care Center at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center.
As a participant in the program and a co-chair of a...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A crucial component of the Republican Party's assault on the Affordable Care Act always has been ignorance--that is, the promotion of ignorance about the ACA's benefits among the general population.
Now, from the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., comes...
| May 31, 2014
On Wednesday, just for a moment, my heart stopped. The same way it stopped when I heard that Toni Cade Bambara had breast cancer and when I heard that Nelson Mandela had passed away. It stopped the same way that my grandmother's heart stopped when she...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Ralph Lauren was the guest of honor at a dinner hosted by Prince William at Windsor Castle on Tuesday. The prince is president of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which plans to open a new Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research thanks to a...
| May 11, 2014
| 12:47 AM
When Rosie Napravnik ventures to Pimlico Race Course to ride Bayern in Saturday's 139th running of the Preakness, the 26-year-old riding star can expect an emotional homecoming.
A familiar face will not be there to greet her. Trainer Dickie Small, who...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Monica Potter was at the center of one of television's most gut-wrenching storylines last year when her character battled breast cancer on the NBC drama "Parenthood."
Naturally, the emotional fallout from that plot was one of several focal points in...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:07 PM
"Parenthood's" Monica Potter dropped by the Los Angeles Times' office the other day and dished on the series' just-finished fifth season, along with providing a few thoughts on what she'd like to see happen when the show wraps next year.
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A new report identifies a group of Americans that is expected to grow by 30% over the next decade: cancer survivors.
As of Jan. 1, there were nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States who had been diagnosed with some type of cancer. By 2024,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A Belleville woman faces charges on Wednesday after police said she claimed to have terminal cancer and then accepted money from fundraisers to help pay non-existent medical bills and to support her family.
Alissa A, Jackson, 31, was charged Wednesday...