| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioner Robert L. “Bob” Thomas said he has been receiving good news as he recovers from a bone-marrow transplant.
Thomas, who has myelodysplastic syndrome, wrote in an email that his blood counts are increasing...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Sanford birthday celebration
When: 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, community invited
Refreshments: birthday cupcakes and coffee
Free screenings: Derma Scan, bone density testing, pulmonary function testing, blood oxygen screening, blood pressure, fall assessments,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioner Robert L. Thomas underwent a bone-marrow transplant this week and is expecting to start another round of chemotherapy Friday.
Thomas, 58, announced May 17 that he had been diagnosed with the blood- and bone-marrow...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:05 PM
The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come.
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Morbius and Spider-Man go way back: The living vampire was first introduced to Marvel Comics readers in the pages of […]...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioner Robert L. Thomas is scheduled to be admitted July 1 to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to prepare for a bone-marrow transplant.
The donor for the July 9 procedure will be his daughter, Bobbie Brown, according to...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Cancer has a way of tilting perspective.
Ask Stephen Joly.
After his discharge from the Army in 1975, Joly worked as a grease monkey for a Chrysler dealership, then joined his family's steel construction business a few years later when his grandfather...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and more than 137,000 people die from a stroke. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States. This unfortunate situation could be improved if people knew more about stroke warning signs and...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioner Robert L. Thomas, who has been a commissioner since 1995, announced Friday that he will be able to continue serving in the post even as he undergoes treatment for the blood and bone marrow disease myelodysplastic...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:29 PM
At least one member of Allentown City Council will not be present for the much-anticipated vote on the city’s water and sewer lease tonight. Councilman Cynthia Mota has been hospitalized in Venezuela for nearly a month and is still not well enough...