| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:08 AM
When it comes to potential bone marrow donors, midshipmen at the Naval Academy are just the right candidates.
They're a young, healthy and ethnically diverse bunch. And more than 2,000 of them have now joined a program, supported by the Pentagon, to...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:09 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than a decade ago, doctors showed dramatic progress in helping infants born with a severe deficiency in their immune systems, a condition known as "bubble boy" disease. But when one quarter of treated children developed...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:52 AM
The Sports Xchange
Jazz play 5-year-old with leukemia in scrimmage
JP Gibson entered the Utah Jazz scrimmage with 34 seconds left in the third quarter, and immediately made an impact.
With the crowd roaring, Gibson, a 5-year-old diagnosed with acute...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:58 AM
JP Gibson entered the Utah Jazz scrimmage with 34 seconds left in the third quarter Monday, and immediately made an impact.
With the crowd roaring, Gibson, a 5-year-old diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, dribbled three-quarters length of the...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
In her 28-year career, Dr. Deborah Axelrod says she's had just one patient whose advanced breast cancer inexplicably vanished.
The patient, Ann Fonfa, endured multiple surgeries to remove cancerous tumors that kept growing back. All the while, Fonfa...
| Sep 21, 2014
Dizziness, nausea, blood clots, extreme fatigue, bone pain and rashes are all part and parcel of leukemia and its treatment. For Newport News resident Patti Minium Moonis, 48, mother of seven, it brought something else — an urgent desire to find her...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON The Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday announced it will soon start to cover out-of-pocket health care costs for Marine dependents who contracted cancer and other illnesses from toxic water at Camp Lejeune, as promised two years ago by...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The Arnold Palmer Medical Center has been around long enough that children who were patients there decades ago are now as old as the nurses who cared for them at the time.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary on Wednesday, Arnold Palmer has treated more...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:24 PM
His sister's hair was brown, and she was cute. Phil Ziglar remembers that.
She was mischievous, the youngest and always picked what television show to watch, over Ziglar and his other little sister, Paula. The Hagerty football coach remembers that, too....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Joshua Chambers may be only 5 years old, but he's savvy enough to understand that if life gives you an opportunity to mix whipped cream and cheerleaders, you should seize the day.
So one evening last week, he found himself armed with platefuls of...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:05 AM
DALLAS The Freelands have set five places at the dinner table: for parents Pat and Lori, and for their kids Kyle, Alek and Maddy.
But this past winter, when Kyle, 20, suffered a relapse of his childhood leukemia, a sixth presence unpacked its bags and...