| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Every now and then, someone emails me a story that is circulating on the Internet or Facebook. One day, the information was about artificial sweeteners. I happened to have a can of diet soda next to me.
After reading the article, I could...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:37 PM
When Ramona Burton became pregnant with her second child this year, the 37-year-old knew that her age put her baby at an elevated risk for Down syndrome, even though screening with ultrasound and standard blood tests raised no warning flags.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:26 PM
If you've ever thought that Florida's Legislature looked more like a fraternity than a collection of serious statesmen, there's a reason for that … besides just the immaturity of their ideas.
Legislative leaders are increasingly closer to college...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:47 PM
How does somebody fight a one-in-a-million genetic disorder that makes a new cancer diagnosis almost as common as an annual bout with the flu?
Lainie Jones does it with grit, courage and plenty of humor.
"Oh, the joys of having veins like a heroin...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Imagine for a moment that you can't walk or reach out to embrace your loved ones, and that every breath you take, each beat of your heart, requires a herculean effort from your weakening body.
That is life for my neighbor Dusty Brandom and millions of...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:46 PM
(AP) — One of the anti-abortion protesters who took to the streets of Washington today says that with the re-election of President Barack Obama, "we have to keep the battle up."
Pam Tino of Massachusetts also says she sees some significance in...
| Jan 2, 2013
For Ellie and Jeremy Forman, getting married involved much more than walking down the aisle in fancy garb and saying their "I do's" in front of family and friends this past July.
Jeremy, 34, an entrepreneur, and Ellie, 29, a community relations...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Dr. William J. Weiner, a professor and chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who was nationally known for his work with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, died Dec. 29 of multiple myeloma...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:55 PM
“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of politics.”
That was one of many sentences offered by President Obama in the aftermath of the horrific tragedy at...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:19 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among people who have a genetic susceptibility to colon cancer, those whose diets are heavy in junk food have an even higher risk, according to a new study.
"These patients have this very high risk because of this (genetic)...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 11:15 AM
There is 12-year-old Davaxha Trollinger's colorful exterior: hot pink threads woven through her hair and a tie-dye dress. And then there's the dark and grim reality of a growing brain tumor beneath that.
Davaxha was born with neurofibromatosis type 1, a...