| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:58 PM
The ninth annual Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament was held on June 22 at Parkland High School and it was fun in the sun for more than 300 participants who had a good time for a good cause.
The tournament honors the memory of Justin Sheftel,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Pierce Brosnan's daughter Charlotte has died of ovarian cancer, the same disease that took her mother, Cassandra Harris, in 1991. She was 41.
"On June 28 at 2 p.m. my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Nina, a resident of East Baltimore, celebrated her 41st birthday last Sunday. Surrounded by family and friends, she struggled for breath to extinguish the candles on her cake. Two years ago Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer. Genetic testing and...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:48 PM
HARRISON, Ark. – Actress Angelina Jolie put a name to a serious, often deadly illness. BRCA is a genetic mutation that can lead to multiple types of cancer in both women and men.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in mid-June will help many families be...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"I've been blessed to have the opportunity to do some amazing things in my life, but being a mom is second to none," pregnant Shannon Miller says in a statement....
| May 14, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy to reduce breast cancer risk was a natural move given that she carried a dangerously faulty gene, cancer surgeons said, but it’s a decision that really befits only a...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy may seem like a shocking move to some. But for many women who have dangerous hereditary risks coded into their genes, this kind of surgery before cancer strikes serves...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Angelina Jolie’s Op-Ed in the New York Times about getting a double mastectomy after learning that she was at risk of getting breast cancer struck a chord with fellow celebs as well as with Los Angeles Times staffers Anna Gorman and Paul Whitefield,...
| Jan 10, 2013
After the births of her first two children, Charmaine Sharkey's neighborhood hospital gave her cans of baby formula and sent her on her way.
But Sharkey tried something different when her youngest, Dynasty, was born six months ago. The 28-year-old...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:51 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:11 PM
In life, you never know what the next moment might bring.
One moment you're a 14-year-old boogie-boarding at Daytona Beach and tubing on Lake Ivanhoe, and the next you're staring at an X-ray of a grapefruit-sized bomb in your youthful chest.