| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Cardinal Francis George, who is undergoing treatment for cancer and was hospitalized last week for “flu-like symptoms,” was released from Loyola University Medical Center on Friday afternoon, according to an announcement on the Archdiocese...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The second annual "Rebels With a Cause" gala Thursday raised more than $9 million thanks to honoree Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO and co-founder, as he matched donations with $4.5 million of his own.
Hosted at Paramount Pictures Studios, the event...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Former longtime Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, 71, has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer, according to local media reports.
Doctors don't know the origin of the cancer, which has invaded Menino's liver and lymph nodes, the Boston Globe...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Radio personality Maria Dennis announced on the air Thursday morning that she has just been diagnosed with leukemia.
Dennis is one third of the popular "Maria and The MIX Morning Show with Reagan and Jon." She explained her three-week absence from the...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:28 PM
An upbeat Cardinal Francis George said Saturday that receiving chemotherapy may at times interrupt his public schedule but that he expects to continue making appearances and leading services during his cancer treatment.
The comments come a day after the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Hair today, gone tomorrow — that was the case for five teachers and 15 students at La Cañada High School Monday afternoon, who went under the razor for a worthy cause.
Members of the Bridge Program, an on-campus peer counseling group, held a head-...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Cardinal Francis George says his cancer, in remission for more than a year, "is beginning to show signs of new activity" and he will undergo a "more aggressive" round of chemotherapy.
The cardinal concedes that "this is a difficult form of the disease,...
| Mar 9, 2014
When I heard the news last week that Sherwin Nuland, the author of "How We Die," had died, I immediately thought of a song.
It's by Iris DeMent and it begins:
Go on ahead and go home,
Go on ahead and go home
Boy, you've done your best
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Responding to growing public support for medical use of marijuana, the House of Delegates approved legislation Monday that would allow specially licensed physicians in Maryland to recommend the drug to patients with debilitating medical conditions....
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2014
Ask Tonja Davis about Habitat for Humanity and she gushes.
"It's a beautiful organization," said Davis, who purchased her two-bedroom, one-bathroom house from Habitat's Chicago South Suburbs chapter in late 2012. "They have beautiful volunteers."...