| Feb 17, 2015
| 12:21 AM
When Alfred Howard offered a sample of his cheek cells to an organization looking for matches for cancer patients in need of blood and bone marrow, he probably never imagined the lengths others would go to help him carry out his good deed.
"I just wanted...
| Feb 16, 2015
Emily Ricker Sullivan of West Hartford is struck by her daughter's kindness. Kiley overheard a little girl crying in a hospital room at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. "She said, 'I want to give her something,'" recalls Emily. "She went and got her...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:40 PM
Three-year-old Ramona Bond's new room is a fancy fortress of unexplored goodies. A jeweled chandelier glimmers from the ceiling; and a crisp big-girl bunk bed ladder is there for her to climb in six seconds flat.
Ramona, who was diagnosed with acute...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 1:00 PM
President Obama may have joked with reporters when they asked how his throat was feeling after he was diagnosed with acid reflux, but acid reflux can be a serious health threat. Up to 20% of Americans suffer from typical symptoms of gastroesophageal...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 6:16 PM
Meg and Dan Kresach, of Frankfort, intend to keep the promise they made to their daughter as she lay dying at the age of 22.
They promised their only child, Olivia, that they would do what they could in supporting brain cancer research to try to ensure...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 7:12 PM
Bob Fioretti will tell you he doesn't mind a good political fight.
The 2nd Ward alderman has battled Mayor Rahm Emanuel - with mixed outcomes. Fioretti recalls the success of pushing to restore the water fee exemption enjoyed by some nonprofits and...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 73 and just had a prostate biopsy that showed a malignant tumor with a Gleason score of 8. Is this an indication of an aggressive cancer, and if so, what are my treatment options?
ANSWER: The Gleason score indicates the grade of...
| Feb 10, 2015
The late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee was a state senator for 15 years before being elected to Congress in 2010, but his greatest source of pride didn't come from a political office.
"The title I'm most proud of is 'Dad,'" Nunnelee said in a video clip played...
| Jan 28, 2015
The biggest risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older. According to statistics provided by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
With facts like these, it's no...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 1:36 PM
The poorly told truth may be the most misleading falsehood. Last year, Ezekiel Emanuel, a leading American physician, provoked national debate by suggesting that most people should not live past age 75. This month he sparked further controversy,...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:00 AM
I was diagnosed with cancer after giving birth to my third child. The tumor had grown especially large thanks to my body’s hormones that had been growing my baby. The medical community helped my disease, but could not help my despair.