| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Your mouth can tell much about your overall health. In fact, serious health conditions like diabetes and leukemia are reportedly first detected in the mouth by a dentist. The connection between oral health and overall general health is indeed very strong....
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:52 PM
"20 Feet From Stardom,” the inspiring chronicle of the lives and travails of backup singers, on Sunday won the Oscar for documentary feature.
The award in the category goes to director Morgan Neville and producers Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Each morning when it's time for the mail, Weronika Zeliszczak, 7, who is battling leukemia, waits by the window at her home in Carpentersville.
So far, she's received more than 500 cards and letters, thanks to a Facebook campaign launched by her...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
On one level, it was no surprise that veteran record company executive Gil Friesen was drawn to the theme of "20 Feet From Stardom," the film about backup singers that won the Oscar for documentary feature Sunday night.
Friesen, longtime president of A&...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Former Loyola University soccer great Stan Koziol, who also played briefly for the Blast in an eight-year professional career, passed away Monday morning after battling leukemia. He was 48.
Koziol, a New Jersey native, enjoyed a stellar four-year career...
| 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 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 —...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Greg Sargent on Tuesday unveiled the "documentation" offered by the Koch brothers-funded tea party group Americans for Prosperity to back up its recent anti-Obamacare campaign commercial airing in Michigan. The ad featured a local leukemia patient named...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:10 AM
Kevin Drum wonders whether there's a single genuine Obamacare horror story out there, given that virtually every yarn promoted by Republicans or conservatives about people hurt by the Affordable Care Act has deflated like a pricked balloon on the merest...
| 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...