| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Although the U.S. has spent millions to build incinerators in Afghanistan to avoid exposing anyone to toxic smoke from open burning, American troops sent waste to an Afghan-operated open pit for five months last year, according to an inspector general&...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Howard Scharf ran about 75 yards from the third-base side of Allentown's Coca-Cola Park to the right-field grass late last month to help secure the tarp as thunderstorms whipped through the Lehigh Valley.
The Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs assistant...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:36 AM
When Ethan Zohn became one of the earliest and most popular players ever to win CBS' "Survivor" in 2001, he couldn't have had any idea just how appropriate the title would be for him. But eight years later he was diagnosed with a rare form of Hodgkin...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:34 PM
HONOLULU — When the giant kapok and nawa trees that tower over the Queen's Medical Center in downtown Honolulu were planted more than a century ago, Hawaii faced a health crisis.
Many on the islands, including the queen who founded the hospital in...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Years ago, I had mild cervical dysplasia and was treated with cryotherapy. I now have cervical cancer (stage 0) and am leaning toward having a hysterectomy since I'm done having children, but my doctor says there are other options for...
| 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...
| Apr 13, 2014
Patrick and Angie Jessee were less than three months from their wedding day when they received the news: Patrick had non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His life expectancy, according to his oncologist, was five years.
They had planned to wed on Oct. 8, 2011. But...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:34 AM
Wendy Chioji, you just climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. What will you do for an encore?
"I am training for a June Ironman and a July climb of Mount Fuji with my dad," the former WESH-Channel 2 anchor says.
Oh, and she's hosting another "Surviving &...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:38 AM
The South Windsor-Rockville Relay for Life held a successful 20th annual event at South Windsor High School on June 6 and 7.
Hundreds of participants turned out to support cancer research at the fun and educational 21-hour event that featured...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:32 PM
The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, 71, was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer last month. He's worried about the side effects of surgery and radiation, so he has instead decided to wait and see if the cancer progresses. His doctor agrees that he doesn't...