| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2011
My doctor recently suggested that a diminishing number of my white blood cells might signal a serious condition. After eliminating all the usual suspects, he referred me to an oncologist. I wondered whether anyone is ever happy to see the doctor whose...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Tricking the body with a treat that, for some, can wreak havoc on the immune system. Imagine if you could erase your child's peanut allergy. It's an idea local researchers say may be possible.
They're tiny snacks that can cause big problems. Peanut...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 11:42 AM
Mark Gregory pauses as he relives the time when he nearly died. His gaze trails off into the distance and words fail him as he ponders a past he prefers to keep behind closed doors.
Yet, he's willing to dredge up those painful events for a purpose....
| Sep 12, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Before chemotherapy took 7-year-old Lexy Becker's hair, her parents let her dye it pink and purple — her favorite colors.
After all the dye was washed out and Lexy's hair was dry, her mom, Melissa Becker, said she happened to brush back her...
| Dec 19, 2011
There's a golden retriever, an English springer spaniel, a Doberman and a handful of mixed breeds.
But several times a year, they all become blood hounds.
The dogs are part of a program that gives the gift of life to an injured or sick animal.
| Jul 24, 2011
| 3:06 AM
Dale Lloyd II had already lifted weights with his teammates when he took the field in the Texas heat for what would be the final workout of his life.
It was Sept. 24, 2006, the day after the Rice football team suffered a humiliating 55-7 loss to...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 3:04 AM
As a young graduate assistant at Florida State, Terry Bowden remembers what defensive line/linebackers coach Chuck Amato used to tell players before the Seminoles' infamous mat drills.
"Just remember, gentlemen, the body is a wonderful machine. You...