| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Phil Valentine, of Manchester, has been involved in helping others overcome drug addiction for years. His own story of recovery from addiction and cancer is leading him to conquer the Appalachian Trail next year. Valentine is the executive director of the...
| Dec 8, 2014
Former South Windsor Mayor Cary Prague died at home Sunday surrounded by his family. He was 58.
Prague, a Republican who was currently serving on the town council, was diagnosed with brain cancer several years ago and told in September 2013 that that...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:48 PM
A doctor in Atlanta confirmed Monday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has Hodgkin's lymphoma and said it is "very treatable."
After Berry experienced chest discomfort during the Chiefs' game against the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 20, a mass was...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Robbie Stanford, 54, was diagnosed with leukemia during a routine physical about 15 years ago. Now in the final stages of his cancer, one of his unfulfilled wishes was to attend a Clippers game.
On Friday, the Clippers brought Stanford and his two...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:28 AM
Event highlights this weekend and beyond in the Western suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events.
All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:29 PM
A west suburban woman is contending in court that a doctor neglected to share test results showing her father had cancer, which later killed him.
Her lawsuit states that Dr. Alan Sadah, a urologist who practices at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Looking for ways to reduce your risk of cancer? Try losing weight.
A new study estimates that 3.6% of cancers diagnosed around the world in 2012 could be traced to the excess weight of patients. That works out to 481,000 cases of cancer in adults who...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:44 PM
They meld into the workout scene on the second floor of the Newport News YMCA, distinguished only by their wristbands. One tackles the treadmill, a few are on the elliptical trainers and others sweat it out on the rowing machine and stationary bikes....
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:11 PM
We learned about my husband's inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed.
“Are you OK?” the nurse asked.
Was she insane? Which...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:02 PM
When the massive magnitude 9 earthquake rumbled through Fukushima prefecture in March 2011, it swelled the seas and shook the earth. But long after the ground stopped trembling, the disaster has continued to fracture families like that of Yoshinobu...
| Oct 5, 2014
Erica Bartol is a registered nurse, so she considers it ironic that it took a TV show to remind her to do monthly breast examinations.
"I was watching the Dr. Oz show in the break room while having a snack. He was doing a breast cancer awareness show. I...