NFL awarding more than $35 million to brain injury studies
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is awarding more than $35 million in funding to five organizations conducting research into diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries.
Giants special teams coordinator dealing with cancer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Thomas McGaughey has been doing more in the offseason than getting the New York Giants' special teams ready for the opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The 45-year-old coordinator has been undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer that strikes roughly 8,000 people in the United States annually.
New law seeks comprehensive approach to Alzheimer’s disease
BOSTON (AP) — A new Massachusetts law seeks to make improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's and dementia.
The measure was approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and signed last week by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who noted the impact Alzheimer's has on people, whether they have the disease or are caring for someone with it.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has helped with the treatment of thousands of cancer-stricken children around the world. Striving to reach so many more, the Memphis, Tennessee-based hospital announced a $100 million plan Thursday to expand its global outreach.
Maya Dusenbery didnt think much about the American health care system until she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 27. Research into her own treatment led the St. Paul journalist to a far bigger story: a medical system she found to be rife with inequities in its diagnosis and treatment of men vs. women.
(BPT) - The majority of Americans wouldn’t think that walking to their car after work is a difficult task, but that wasn’t the case for Michele Norris. Before her heart failure diagnosis and treatment, Michele found herself leaning on a co-worker while walking to her vehicle, taking frequent breaks along the short route.
North Country HealthCare loses funding for free breast and cervical cancer diagnosis, treatment
KINGMAN – The loss of a major donor to North Country HealthCare will eliminate funding for free breast cancer and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment, a North Country coordinator said.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation closed its Arizona affiliate in July, which brings an end to the $150,000 donation made for the past 15 years to North Country’s Treatment Link program.
Chuck Norris sues over MRI chemical he says poisoned wife
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Action star Chuck Norris took on medical device manufacturers in a lawsuit filed in California on Wednesday alleging a chemical used in MRI imaging scans poisoned his wife.
Gadolinium that doctors injected into Gena Norris to improve the clarity of her MRIs have left her weak and tired and with debilitating bouts of pain and a burning sensation, the suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court says.
So-called natural remedies for depression aren’t a replacement for medical diagnosis and treatment. However, for some people certain herbal and dietary supplements do seem to work well, but more studies are needed to determine which are most likely to help and what side effects they might cause. Here are some supplements that show promise:
How better definitions of mental disorders could aid diagnosis and treatment
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Mercy Siaotong says that to get through a cancer diagnosis and treatment, the most important thing a person can have, besides a good medical team, is a strong support system of faith, family and loved ones.
"Without this," said Siaotong, a Bellaire resident who works in Pearland. "I don't know what I would have done."
For years, Siaotong said she went in for regular mammograms. They were routine, always ending with the same result, except for a mammogram she had in March 2007.
Kent State coach Paul Haynes returns after cancer surgery
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State coach Paul Haynes has returned to the football program after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer.
The school announced last month that Haynes was taking a medical leave of absence but did not provide details about his condition. He missed the Golden Flashes' loss at Clemson in their season opener, but then he surprised the team by showing up before its 38-31 win against Howard on Saturday.
SCOTTSBLUFF — Regional West is pleased to welcome three new providers to its medical staff.
SEATTLE — Allergy sufferers know the drill: Eyes that itch and water; sneezes that won't stop; the fear that a hidden morsel of peanut will trigger a life-or-death crisis.
Over-the-counter drugs and allergy shots deliver relief to some people, but not others.
Now, a discovery by Seattle researchers holds out the hope of better diagnosis and treatment for allergies of all types — and may even lead to a cure someday.
GREENWICH — Medical advancements can come in unexpected ways — sometimes joining existing technologies in new combinations produces positive results.
That’s the premise behind a new device for obtaining tissue from the prostate that was put into use at Greenwich Hospital this past month. The new medical tool combines the technologies of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), robotics and ultra-sound imaging to improve diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
LANSING — Michigan is home to an estimated 526,100 cancer survivors, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is joining in the national day of recognition to celebrate them and the more than 15.5 million cancer survivors nationwide.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have confirmed center Ryan Johansen needed emergency surgery because of an acute compartment syndrome in his left thigh.
General manager David Poile detailed Johansen's condition in a statement Sunday, two days after Nashville announced the top scorer's season had been ended by a thigh injury after Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Poile said rapid diagnosis and treatment was critical to prevent complications.
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Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital encourages screening during Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November's designation as Lung Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity to educate the public regarding the importance of early screening, but it also creates a platform to discuss improving patients' overall lung health.
-- Superior Court Judge Carl Fox faced his cancer diagnosis and treatment openly and directly.<br /> -- He transformed a personal challenge into a campaign to help others.<br /> -- Thousands more potential donors are listed in the bone marrow registry.
From the CBC Opinion Editor, Wednesday, July 13, 2016<br /> The following is a column by Seth Effron, opinion editor for Capitol Broadcasting Company
Superior Court Judge Carl Fox, who transformed a...
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