| Jul 9, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Thirteen months after Gary Smith's nightmare began, there is undeniable progress.
The leukemia that attacked his white blood cells and threatened his life is gone. The bone marrow transplant he underwent in December was successful, thanks in large part...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 4:30 PM
Dr. Martin H. Steinberg, a Boston University hematologist, testified the suggestion complications from sickle cell trait caused Ereck Plancher's death was "nuts."
Steinberg, an expert hired by the UCF Athletics Association, told the jury Wednesday...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 5:33 PM
The family of UCF football player Ereck Plancher has called 18 witnesses, hoping their testimony convinces a jury the UCF Athletics Association is guilty of gross negligence.
Plancher collapsed and died on March 18, 2008, shortly after offseason...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 2:56 PM
That day when Yvonne Lawrence glanced into the crib she immediately knew something was wrong.
Babies aren't supposed to be blue.
What she soon would learn at the hospital is that her 3-month-old son was cursed with sickle-cell anemia. The inherited...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 3:26 PM
UCF Athletics Association attorneys aimed to discredit the medical examiner who testified complications from sickle cell trait contributed to Ereck Plancher's death.
Medical examiner Joshua Stephany told the jury Plancher's death was caused by...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 7:45 AM
Three UCF football team physicians testified Tuesday they did not know Ereck Plancher tested positive for sickle cell trait and never counseled him about the condition.
Orange County medical examiner Joshua D. Stephany also told the jury on day seven...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Kyle Rodas isn't a star quarterback who might one day toss a game-winning touchdown pass in the Super Bowl, or even a high-school game.
Ever since his teenage body turned on him, Kyle's realized he'll never be carried off the field as the conquering hero...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The first time residents were introduced to Lady Bug, the downtrodden pit bull from Kansas City, she was making her way to Huntley for a …...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 9:06 PM
Dr. Ernest McCulloch, who with biophysicist James E. Till was the first to isolate and identify a stem cell, opening the door immediately to bone marrow transplants and eventually to what researchers believe will be a host of treatments for a broad...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 2:06 PM
To learn more about Joe Leone and follow his treatment, go to: www.joeysjourney-thebattleagainstaplasticanemia.org
Two bone marrow drives have been scheduled for Joe Leone:
Sunday, January 9th
St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr Catholic Church
| Nov 10, 2010
| 7:47 AM
Human breast milk is demonstrating noteworthy anti-inflammatory characteristics in the lab of E. Stephen Buescher, M.D., professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Val.
Inflammation is the body's response to infection, disease...