| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:34 PM
After DeAnna Anderson watched her brother Dan Anderson of Webster struggle to stay alive during his battle with leukemia, she decided to help him and his family as best she could, despite her own medical issues.
"He developed infections, had emergency...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
My grandmother, who raised some great family dogs, always said that mutts made the smartest and healthiest pets.
A new study of the medical records of more than 90,000 purebred and mixed-breed dogs suggests that there is some truth to Grandma’s...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:30 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of 133 people are living with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease.
For eight-year-old Grace Rennard, a student at Trailside Elementary, this statistic did not seem accurate.
Grace, who lives with...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:37 PM
Those who know Bill Brooks know he would run to the ends of the earth for his daughter. But did you know that the mayor of Belle Isle is also ready to run through downtown Orlando for her … in his underwear? Not only that, hizzoner wants you to join...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 11:31 PM
Sometimes, when Amanda Lucio looks into her 4-month-old son’s bright eyes, she searches for answers.
“Sometimes he looks at you with those eyes, and it’s like he’s crying out for help,” she said. “Just give me a sign...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Call it kismet.
Cristy and Rick Spooner of Rancho Santa Margarita finally learned two and a half weeks ago that two of their three daughters have a rare genetic disorder, a diagnosis for which they waited more than a decade. All it took was reconnecting...
| Mar 3, 2013
Paula Berardi thought she'd found a safe haven for her developmentally disabled daughter, Tracey Hilliard.
Four other group homes hadn't worked out, and Tracey, who also had medical problems, was a handful at home. The state Department of Mental...
| Mar 3, 2013
Kaylee squealed with barely contained delight as images of her brother, Adam, flashed on the TV screen.
The 4th-grader and her mother, Katie Marceron, collaborated on the video, "Amazing Adam's Story," to show her class at Waller Mill Elementary, a York...
| 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...