| Apr 13, 2014
Patrick and Angie Jessee were less than three months from their wedding day when they received the news: Patrick had non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His life expectancy, according to his oncologist, was five years.
They had planned to wed on Oct. 8, 2011. But...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Chorale master Paul Salamunovich once said that the greatest moment of his life was a 1988 concert at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II with the group he had led continuously since 1949, the St. Charles Borromeo Church Choir of North Hollywood.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:34 PM
HONOLULU — When the giant kapok and nawa trees that tower over the Queen's Medical Center in downtown Honolulu were planted more than a century ago, Hawaii faced a health crisis.
Many on the islands, including the queen who founded the hospital in...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Burbank High School is in the running for the second year in a row as top high school in the Pennies for Patients campaign, a national fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Schools in the district hold fundraisers for the society's Los...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A new report identifies a group of Americans that is expected to grow by 30% over the next decade: cancer survivors.
As of Jan. 1, there were nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States who had been diagnosed with some type of cancer. By 2024,...
| 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 19, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Noelle Ito, a Flintridge Prep alum, class of ’98, is a Bark for Life Altadena team captain.
The event raises funds for the American Cancer Society and is part of their successful Relay for Life events, which have spread to more than 20 countries...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Monday is the last day to begin the process of signing up for insurance under the Covered California statewide health exchange. But even for many of those already enrolled, the challenges are just beginning.
Consider, for instance, the work to be done...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:43 PM
The little farm towns of Central California held a poetry all their own for Jose Montoya.
From childhood he knew their people, mostly immigrant laborers like his own family. He knew the labyrinthine rows of fruit trees, the dirt-floor houses and trailer...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Dr. Kenneth Edelin
Physician in 1970s
landmark abortion case
Dr. Kenneth Edelin, 74, a Boston physician who was at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday in Sarasota, Fla. He had cancer, said his wife, Barbara.