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Angelina Jolie's news that she elected to have both breasts removed to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer has put a celebrity spotlight on a decision more women are facing. Advances in genetic testing and a better understanding of the BRCA...
Angelina Jolie's announcement Tuesday that a genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer led her to undergo a preventive double mastectomy has raised both awareness about the procedure and concerns among physicians and other experts. The actress...
Actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy rather than risk developing breast cancer hit close to home for Melissa DeSantis, a Bel Air mother of three children. As DeSantis read about Jolie's experience, she began to feel a sense of...
Northwestern University is investing $10 million in an initiative that aims to enroll more patients with advanced and hard-to-treat cancers in early-stage clinical trials. The university, which plans to announce the new institute this week, said it...
Are Americans getting mixed messages about how much sodium they should be consuming? Lately, yes, and some of those messages are muddled because studies themselves are muddled, a panel of doctors has concluded. The Institute of Medicine panel...
It's only fitting that I wish my mother a Happy Mother's Day today, although she probably won't know what today is or what we do. What really matters is that I will know. A mother is no longer the woman who gave birth to you. But she is the grandmother...
Tags: Mother's Day, Alzheimer's Disease
Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood doesn't clot normally. It's often called the "Royal Disease" because England's Queen Victoria (1837-1901) was a carrier of the hemophilia gene and passed the disease on to several royal families....
Tags: Hemophilia, General Practitioners
SOUTH BEND – A case of meningococcal disease has been reported at South Bend Riley High School. The school corporation on Tuesday sent home a letter to parents and students saying the following: May 7, 2013 Dear Parents and Students, The...
South Bend Tribune ReportSOUTH BEND -- On Tuesday, parents of Riley High School students were informed of a case of meningococcal disease at the school. The disease generally affects people by causing meningitis or a bloodstream infection, the letter says. The person with the...
Here's a sobering fact: More than 110 million people in the United States, which is more than one-third of the population, currently have a sexually transmitted disease. In 2010 alone, more than 8,000 Orange County residents were newly diagnosed with an...
Dr. Jerome L. Sullivan III, the pathologist who first theorized of a link between heart disease and iron levels in the blood, died Friday of complications from diabetes. He was 68. Sullivan, a physician, scientist and professor, was recognized around...
Tribune reporterBaxter International Inc. said Tuesday that a late-stage clinical trial of a plasma product it was testing to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease failed to slow cognitive decline and preserve physical function, sending its shares down more than 3...
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