| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:50 PM
While David Gregory poses foreign policy questions to the presidential candidates on "Meet the Press," and Chris Matthews queries hopefuls on economic issues, I'm concerned about the candidates' pet policies.
Recently, Newt Gingrich's office was in touch...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Springfield, Mo. -- Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy spend hours in the hospital. For some of them, treatment days are dreaded days.
"I'm doing everything I can to get ready for surgery, so they can get this thing (tumor) out of here, and...
| Mar 21, 2012
Researchers at Loyola University Medical Center have recently made a discovery that could be the first significant step toward helping the body's immune system put up a more effective fight against severe infections and possibly cancer.
In a study...
| Mar 25, 2012
City Hospital’s Nurse Work Life Council named Diane Turner as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the fourth quarter of 2011.
Turner, a nurse on the second-flood oncology unit at City Hospital, was presented the award...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Dozens of things can derail a workout. You're too tired, too hungry or too stressed. You're bored with your workout or progressing too slowly. Your favorite machine is occupied or the swimming pool is closed for repairs. Your throat is sore or your knee...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 3:49 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A few minutes past noon, Chloe lies almost motionless on her side on the examining table as Dr. Christina Long administers a vaccine on the tender inside of her upper thigh. Gently, she turns her over and injects the other thigh in...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Everybody calls me “Bear,” said Mine 42 resident Doug Updyke. The 53-year-old is launching a series of RV tours called “Bear’s Quest 4 Rest,” designed to raise money for those fighting cancer.
“It’s a grass roots...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 6:53 PM
When Richard Lee Norris opened his eyes after a marathon 36-hour surgery to give him a new face, he immediately wanted a mirror.
A natural reaction for a man who had been practically living as a recluse since a 1997 gun accident took off his nose, chin,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Women who have been infected by two different strains of HIV from two different sexual partners – a condition known as HIV superinfection – have more potent antibody responses that block the replication of the virus compared to women who...
| Mar 29, 2012
I'm far more interested in forgiveness than justice.
I say this just to calm myself down after a morning of media overkill, so to speak. There are so many murdered mothers and children in the news, some with names and faces, so many just adding...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Federal and state health officials are investigating a Salmonella outbreak in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC reports 90 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia have...