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Hundreds of Illinois parents whose medically fragile and technology-dependent children receive skilled nursing services at home through a state-run program are anxiously waiting to find out if their sons and daughters will continue to qualify. The...
Tags: Pneumonia, Health Insurance, Medicaid, Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy
There is 12-year-old Davaxha Trollinger's colorful exterior: hot pink threads woven through her hair and a tie-dye dress. And then there's the dark and grim reality of a growing brain tumor beneath that. Davaxha was born with neurofibromatosis type 1, a...
“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of politics.” That was one of many sentences offered by President Obama in the aftermath of the horrific tragedy at...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New, non-invasive tests for chromosomal disorders should be reserved for pregnant women with a higher-than-average risk of having a baby with Down syndrome, doctors said this week. The screening tests, which find small amounts...
Ieshea Thomas, who has suffered from sickle cell anemia nearly all of her life, recently received a life-changing gift from her sister: stem cells. Her sister Ivenus' donation of stem cells in November means Thomas' body is now able to produce normally...
Thanks to sponsors, participants in Donut Alley event To the editor: The second annual Krumpe’s Donut Alley Rally 5K on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, surpassed all of our expectations with 584 participants, raising $9,012.94 for the Wounded Warrior...
firstname.lastname@example.orgShe loves the outdoors and the feel of a warm breeze on her face. Music is a big part of her life and so are her friends at school. But while other 16-year-old girls are looking forward to driving, hanging out at the mall and going to formal dances,...
Recently, the weather has made abrupt changes. One week the weather consists of 70-degree temperatures and beautiful sunny days. Then, abruptly, the next week’s weather is cold and rainy with near below freezing nights. Subsequently, my right...
Sun SentinelI found a lump on my breast after self-examination. An ultrasound and a follow-up mammogram found more lumps, and a biopsy found them to be malignant.
The surgeon told me I needed an immediate lumpectomy, with more diagnostic tests, chemo,...
Tags: Cancer, Health Treatments, Mastectomy, Lymphatic System, Lupus
Contributing WriterOct. 1, was the start of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The Obama campaign website posted its “Letter of the Week” from Brittany, a 25-year-old with Down syndrome. And, predictably, right-wing commentators expressed outrage. But their...
TAMPA -- Later tonight, Florida State will be attempting to accomplish something that has eluded Jimbo Fisher since he took over as head coach in 2010: The Seminoles will be going for their first win in a road opener in three seasons. The last time FSU...
Genes make us who we are — in sickness and in health. We get our genetic makeup from our parents, of course, but in the future, we might be getting genes from our doctors too. Imagine your doctor promising to cure your cancer or heart disease by...
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