| Aug 9, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Later this month I'll be marking the two-year anniversary of my death.
That's not a line you see too often, is it?
My heart gave out after knee surgery, because of an arrhythmia. Even for those who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital, the survival...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who this week dropped out of the city's mayoral race only to be replaced by his elder brother, on Saturday said in a newspaper interview that the early diagnosis from an abdominal tumor was "not good."
Ford, a larger-than-life...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 8:57 AM
NEWINGTON -- For Tom Boccaccio, cancer is deeply personal.
Almost six years ago, his beloved wife Maureen died of adrenal cancer, a rare form of the disease that strikes the adrenal glands.
"We were married for 45 years," said Boccaccio, fighting back...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety after a well-publicized battle with addiction, was admitted to hospital with a tumor in his abdomen on Wednesday, throwing his campaign for re-election into doubt.
Ford went to a Toronto hospital,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has dropped out of the race for re-election as mayor on Friday and his brother Doug has announced he will run in his place.
Rob Ford, who was hospitalized with an abdominal tumor this week, withdrew his candidacy for mayor and...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:31 PM
John Muzika surprised his 12-year-old son earlier this month with a voice message tucked inside a Build-A-Bear stuffed animal: "I love you. I'm proud of you. Make it a great day."
The trip for the stuffed animal was typical, said his wife, Jennifer....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:55 PM
People don't have time to wait for conclusive information about nutrition and cancer, says an advocacy group that has issued six dietary recommendations to help prevent cancer.
The guidance to emphasize fruits and vegetables hardly will raise an...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 4:00 AM
More than a few years ago, Eric Lentz built a waterfall in the backyard of his family home in Skokie. It served as a model for a larger one he would build at the Rustic Falls Nature Camp in Burlington, Wis. — a camp for challenged children that he...
| Mar 9, 2014
Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland was a respected surgeon and bioethicist at Yale University and author of two modestly successful books when he was approached in the early 1990s by a young literary editor. The agent was looking for someone to write a book about what...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read about a new screening test for colon cancer that uses a stool sample to detect cancer. How soon will this be available to the public? Is the test reliable enough to replace a colonoscopy?
ANSWER: The new test you heard...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.
This is the idea behind health...