| Aug 19, 2010
As part of the trend in developing surgeries without external wounds, surgeons this summer removed a woman's gallbladder through her mouth. The operation was performed as part of a clinical trial at the University of California, San Diego School of...
| Aug 23, 2010
Colonoscopy is an important tool to detect colorectal cancer. In recent years, virtual colonoscopy, which involves a CT scan of the colon instead of the invasive, optical inspection of the colon, has been shown to be as effective as traditional...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 1:43 PM
A patient who underwent an innovative weight loss surgery at Verdugo Hills Hospital last month is recovering and back at work in clothes that fit more loosely than they used to.
Dr. Ara Keshishian, a Glendale-based bariatric surgeon, performed the...
| Jun 29, 2011
Boys tossed around a baseball in the front yard at Theofanis Yianas' house in Palatine. Three little girls ran a lemonade stand in his driveway and other children were drawing brightly colored pictures with chalk.
But this was no ordinary play date. This...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Laguna Beach accountant Jeffrey Ross was a fit 54 when a sudden pain in his abdomen caused him to pass out and sent him down a course of medical investigation that led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, a 12-hour surgery, and a grim prognosis that he...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:26 AM
El jefe del comando estratégico operacional de las fuerzas armadas afirmó el viernes que la estabilidad del país "está garantizada" a pesar de la enfermedad del presidente Hugo Chávez, quien la víspera reconoció que padece cáncer.
El general en jefe...
| Feb 21, 2011
Second of four parts
I didn't spot Clarence Hardin walking around downtown South Bend anymore, after he had apparently left his apartment there. But I had no idea where to look for him.
A couple of years passed. Every once in a while, the publisher...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 2:11 PM
Lindsay Pinieski said she was devastated a little more than a year ago when her husband, Zack, was diagnosed with cancer.
But things started to look brighter after chemotherapy treatments drove the disease into remission.
The Hagerstown family’...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Ron Smith went on WBAL radio Thursday, just as he has for the past 27 years. But the conservative talk-show host, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, opened his show telling listeners — with characteristic bluntness — that he...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 6:39 PM
When Jim Donovan learned that his longtime friend Jaqui MacMillan had a tumor the size of a watermelon in her abdomen and was in need of a costly operation, he knew that he had to do something to help.
Donovan, a founding member of the band Rusted Root...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Two years ago, the Student Government Association at Francis Scott Key High School came up with a fundraising idea that has bumped and spiked its way into an annual tradition.
The third annual charity volleyball tournament, "Spike Out Sarcoma" will be...