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Leukemia

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  • Melissa Havard, Consultant to Film & TV on Health Issues, Dies at 51

    Melissa Addis Caplan Havard, a consultant to TV series including "Grey's Anatomy" and "Law and Order: SVU" and films "The Insider," "Juno" and "Thank You for Smoking" and a onetime teacher at Los Angeles Film School, died on Dec. 19 in Duarte, Calif....
  • Thursday's local college basketball roundup: No. 3 Duke women overcome ODU despite big games by Minor, Younger

    Women: Despite a career-high 15 points from Old Dominion sophomore LaQuanda Younger of Newport News, No. 3 Duke beat the Lady Monarchs 87-63 Thursday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Younger sank five 3-pointers, including three for a personal 9-0 run...
  • Close the mental health revolving door [Commentary]

    Close the mental health revolving door [Commentary]
    Treatment refusal occurs in medical/surgical settings across the world every day: a child with leukemia resisting a painful bone-marrow biopsy, an elderly man with Alzheimer's fighting his medication, a woman awakening from a coma and demanding release....
  • Cosmetic surgery

    "In Iraq, al-Qaeda launched an offensive to take control of two cities, Fallujah and Ramadi, that U.S. troops sacrificed heavily to clear of terrorists between 2004 and 2008." And so the new year begins, with a heavy dose of same old, same old. This is...
  • Police recover puppy intended for cancer-stricken child

    Police recover puppy intended for cancer-stricken child
    Riverside police recovered a stolen puppy that was intended as a gift for a 7-year-old girl with leukemia, authorities said Wednesday. The pug was supposed to be a Christmas present from a Riverside woman, who had heard about the child's plight,...
  • Blast make day special for eighth grader

    Blast make day special for eighth grader
    The latest member of the Blast made a lasting impression on his new teammates at practice Wednesday. Less than four minutes into the team's scrimmage, parked on the left side of the field at Northeast Regional Recreation Center, he aimed a shot to the...
  • Prominent Entertainment Lawyer Donald Engel Dies at 84

    Media and entertainment industry attorney Donald Engel died Wednesday in Redwood City, Calif. following a long battle with leukemia. He was 84 years old. Engel's famous clients include Olivia Newton John and Donna Summer, for whom he won major victories,...
  • Virgen: SUP for Raelyn

    Virgen: SUP for Raelyn
    Many in the stand-up paddling community are coming together to raise money for Raelyn Beckler, a 4-year-old who was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. Beckler was featured in my column about a year ago as many friends raised money for her at a Super...
  • Batkid, a tiny cancer survivor who stole hearts and saved the day

    The day hasn’t been exhilarating just for Batkid, the 5-year-old leukemia survivor whose wish to become a superhero came true Friday in San Francisco, thanks to the generosity of a city known more for its adult indulgences than for its...
  • Batkid's adventures become national feel-good moment

    SAN FRANCISCO-- To be an aspiring superhero these days, most 5-year-olds must enlist clueless younger siblings, restless parents, all manner of pets, backyard shrubs, fire hydrants and their own fingers to serve as their foils and damsels in distress....
  • Ellen I. Rhudy, writer and actress

    Ellen I. Rhudy, writer and actress
    Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of complications from leukemia Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69. Born...