| Mar 5, 2011
| 3:27 PM
An Ashkenazi Jewish woman in her 50s, Rachel, is diagnosed with breast cancer. Her mother, Sadie, age 80, has a history of melanoma, which was treated successfully. Sadie's younger sister, Zelda, died of breast cancer in her early 40s many years ago....
| Apr 20, 2011
(Reuters Health) - Despite concerns that one of the newer forms of birth control pill might carry a higher risk of gallbladder disease, a new study suggests that is not the case.
It's been known that compared with other women, those on birth control...
| May 20, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Chance Jackson, the 15-year-old victim of a school shooting in Martinsville, spoke publicly for the first time on Friday in order to thank the hundreds of people who have offered him support.
On March 25th, police say Michael Phelps, 16, walked just...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Seeing a chance to stop one of the most deadly kinds of cancer before it forms, doctors at Johns Hopkins and at other hospitals around the nation are focusing on the common pancreatic cyst.
Up to 20 percent of pancreatic cancer begins as one of these...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:02 PM
There's great satisfaction when the rewards for our efforts multiply. It's why I began drinking tea. What started out with sense of duty, trying to offset a cold or settle my stomach, or whatever those first few cups were for, has grown into a welcome,...
| Nov 30, 2011
More than 11 years ago, at age 89, Mary Cipolla, of Roselle, went through surgery for a rare type of pancreatic cancer, a "Hail Mary" procedure that removed parts of her stomach, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder and small intestine — and saved her...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 1:13 AM
Morbid obesity has done a lifetime of damage to my body in 37 relatively low-impact years.
This becomes abundantly clear as I continue to try to strip away three decades of poor eating habits that followed me from childhood to adulthood, as I traded an...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 3:09 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is a man of faith. But he wasn't looking for his doctor's prayers while sick in a hospital bed, suffering from a mysterious condition that sent sharp pains under his left rib and caused him to quickly lose more than...
| Dec 28, 2008
Delaney Bramlett, 69, a singer, songwriter and producer who penned classic rock songs such as "Let It Rain" and worked with musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton, died Saturday at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles as a result of...
| Aug 22, 2008
State wildlife officials are investigating a possible poaching case in which someone removed the gallbladder of a black bear -- which can sell for thousands of dollars in Asia -- after the animal was struck and killed this week by a car in the Lake...
| Mar 14, 2008
New tests of 100 "natural" and "organic" soaps, shampoos and other consumer products show that nearly half of them contained a cancer-causing chemical that is a byproduct of petrochemicals used in manufacturing.
Many items that tested positive for the...