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Tribune Media ServicesDear Mayo Clinic: What's involved in becoming a bone marrow donor? Answer: A person can become a bone marrow donor in two ways. One is to donate to someone you know, usually a family member, who needs a bone marrow transplant. The second is to have...
Medical reporterFor more information about donating blood go to www.lifesource.org or call (877) 543-3768 Giving blood to save a life. Your own. Patrick Wade, HH Patient: "I had been having some symptoms that were sort of generalized and I went to my primary care...
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Kenny Edwards, a founding member of the Stone Poneys country-rock band that launched Linda Ronstadt's career and a valued supporting guitarist and singer for Stevie Nicks, Don Henley and numerous others, died Wednesday after battling cancer and a blood...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe announcement Thursday of a surprise gift to the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center was straight out of a Frank Capra movie. Our unassuming hero performs a good deed in the natural course of events and is rewarded many years later. The story...
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In the early hours of July 15, 2006, Crystal Marshall, 17, cried out for her mother. A nurse at Psychiatric Solution Inc.'s Cumberland Hospital in New Kent, Va., rushed to the girl's side as she began vomiting. Her head snapped to the right. Her legs...
Ihave leukemia. Those must be among the most frightening words in the English language. My particular form of the disease, called acute myeloid leukemia, was diagnosed a few weeks ago. It was a shock but not a complete surprise. About a year ago, I was...
Sentinel Staff WriterSix college football players -- including UCF freshman Ereck Plancher -- have died from complications related to sickle-cell trait since 2000, prompting medical experts to emphasize the best treatment options for athletes who carry the trait. Sickle-cell...
Sentinel Medical WriterEreck Plancher's death has been linked to a single genetic flaw that millions of Americans share. It's called sickle-cell trait, and many of those who have it never know they do. That's because it rarely causes symptoms and is not even considered a...
So what happens next? UCF football player Ereck Plancher, a 19-year-old freshman receiver from Naples, collapsed after an offseason workout supervised by Knights Coach George O'Leary and his staff on March 18. He was taken to a nearby hospital and died...
Season One "Everybody Lies" (pilot) Neurocysticercosis - A parasite infestation of the nervous system. "Paternity" Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis - A progressive encephalitis that affects primarily children and young adults, caused by a persistent...
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Sun StaffDr. Peter C. Agre, a self-effacing Johns Hopkins School of Medicine biochemist who delights in telling colleagues that he earned a D in chemistry before dropping out of high school, was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry yesterday for his breakthrough...
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