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Leukemia

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  • 1st Shabbat service at new Highland Park congregation

    1st Shabbat service at new Highland Park congregation
    Rabbi Michael Sommer has delivered a lot of sermons since he was ordained in 2005, but the one on Friday in the Lakeside Congregation building, 1221 Lake Cook Road in Highland Park, to inaugurate Har Shalom, a congregation he has established in the wake...
  • Survivor times two

    Survivor times two
    When Ethan Zohn became one of the earliest and most popular players ever to win CBS' "Survivor" in 2001, he couldn't have had any idea just how appropriate the title would be for him. But eight years later he was diagnosed with a rare form of Hodgkin...
  • All grins at Camp Smile

    As children from Camp Smile lined up to pet Smudge, a resident skunk from the Wildlands Conservancy, a camp counselor stood ready to squirt the kids' hands with sanitizer. This was no slam against Smudge, who looked like a tidy skunk, but rather because...
  • Kids beating cancer record song for the cause

    Kids beating cancer record song for the cause
    The kids ranged in age from toddler to teen. Some wore cornrows. Some wore pigtails. Some were bald. All wore Kids Beating Cancer T-shirts as they assembled in an Ocoee recording studio and belted out a tune they had learned just moments before....
  • Bowling for bone marrow: 'Strikes for Life Bowling Tournament' July 20 to raise funds for Gift of Life

    Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation - an international bone marrow registry that facilitates bone marrow and blood stem cell matches and transplants for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related diseases - will host the "Strikes for Life...
  • 5K walk/run very personal to Elmhurst couple

    5K walk/run very personal to Elmhurst couple
    Carol White, an advanced practice nurse who specializes in treating cancer patients, has participated in the Jim Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk to fund leukemia research for 17 years, but this year it had even more meaning. She was running for all the...
  • Leukemia patient sues Trader Joe's, supplier over infection

    Leukemia patient sues Trader Joe's, supplier over infection
    A cancer patient who shopped at a Northbrook Trader Joe’s is suing the grocer and one its suppliers, saying it sold him tainted food that was later recalled and caused a bacterial infection. Vladimir Sokhatskiy alleges in the lawsuit filed...
  • Is this how we'll cure cancer?

    Is this how we'll cure cancer?
    For 85% of kids with a terrible cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chemotherapy is a cure-but not for Emily Whitehead. Diagnosed at 5, she suffered an infection from her first round of chemo and nearly lost her legs. Then the cancer came back;...
  • Make-A-Wish to send local teen to World Cup Games in Brazil

    Make-A-Wish to send local teen to World Cup Games in Brazil
    On Sunday, 18-year-old Mustapha Khawaja will leave his La Crescenta home in a limousine headed for the airport and, ultimately, Brazil and the World Cup games. Once there, he will watch two soccer matches and sight see with his family. His one-week, all...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect? ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
  • Designer fashions alternative route for cancer therapy

    Designer fashions alternative route for cancer therapy
    As a vegetarian and daily yoga practitioner, Amy Johnson thought she was healthy before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last August. Now she consumes 50 pounds of carrots, 25 pounds of Granny Smith apples and 14 heads of romaine lettuce each week in...