| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Radio personality Maria Dennis announced on the air Thursday morning that she has just been diagnosed with leukemia.
Dennis is one third of the popular "Maria and The MIX Morning Show with Reagan and Jon." She explained her three-week absence from the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Although it is an unapologetic celebration of its subject's remarkable life, Showtime's new documentary about Geraldine Ferraro is rimmed with sadness.
Some of this is understandable enough. Ferraro died two years ago, after battling blood cancer for...
| Mar 24, 2014
With the exception of a few all-star games this week, the 2013-14 high school basketball season ended Saturday night in Hershey.
But one group of young student-athletes still has a state championship in their sights.
It's the Sacred Heart Regional...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 11:50 AM
On April 1, more than 60 reform rabbis plan to shave their heads in the name of charity.
The fund-raising event at the 125th annual Conference of American Rabbis at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park supports St. Baldrick's, a non-profit that raises...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:16 AM
At an Academy Awards ceremony that set out to honor movie heroes of all stripes, an onstage team-up between Spider-Man and the pint-size crusader known as Batkid didn't make the cut.
Miles Scott, the 5-year-old leukemia patient who charmed America...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:35 PM
Attorneys for Los Angeles have recommended that the City Council pay $185,000 to settle a lawsuit over a car crash involving Councilman Jose Huizar, according to records and interviews.
The payment stems from an incident in 2012, in which Huizar —...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:30 PM
John M. (Jack) Blanchette Jr., the publicist for Zsa Zsa Gabor for 30 years, died Tuesday, March 4, at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, after a brief battle with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a form of Leukemia. He was 68.
Blanchette was the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:49 PM
A 7-year-old Virginia boy struggling with a serious infection began a potentially lifesaving drug treatment Wednesday after his family's awareness campaign went viral and spurred the FDA and a pharmaceutical company to fast-track a new drug trial....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:29 PM
He's a hefty, baby-faced teenager, a head taller than his teammates, and the anchor of a high school soccer team that won a city championship this month.
Watching him on the field this week, I found it hard to believe that this time last year Canoga...