December 6, 2013 |
Surrounded by a room full of NHL players, high school freshman Christine Ianev sat on her hospital bed with a beanie atop her head and saw the Ducks' eyes straying to a wall with a photo collage. Visiting Christine and other patients at Children's Hospital Orange County last week, Corey Perry, Dustin Penner and Sheldon Souray locked in on a snapshot of the 14-year-old from Aliso Viejo, the one showing her with a full head of brown hair, standing gracefully at Dana Point's Salt Creek.
December 1, 2013 |
I saw my first AIDS case in 1981, the year the disease was identified. And for most of the time since then, I've conducted laboratory research to better understand the precise mechanisms by which the virus HIV causes AIDS. Lately, however, I've been equally worried about a related condition that is prevalent, persistent and threatens to bankrupt us. People in my world call it AIDS fatigue. AIDS fatigue has several telltale symptoms. One is thinking that the AIDS crisis is under control.
November 14, 2013 |
You probably aren't entitled to much flexibility from a cruise line if you cancel a trip several days before the ship sails. Unless, that is, you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer, in which case you'd think a cruise line or any business would try to show a little compassion - particularly toward a steady customer. But La Quinta resident David Warlick was told to pound sand when he recently informed Norwegian Cruise Line that he and his wife would have to miss a trip to the Bahamas because his wife had been diagnosed with gallbladder cancer and was undergoing emergency surgery.
October 31, 2013 |
How did David defeat Goliath? According to the Bible, it was because God was on his side. But according to Malcolm Gladwell, it was largely because Goliath had a disorder known as acromegaly, a tumor on the pituitary gland. This disorder, identified in the late 19th century, manifests as gigantism, and it may affect vision. Gladwell lays out his case in his new book, "David and Goliath. " Acromegaly could account for Goliath's unusual size, he writes, and the vision problems it can cause could explain a range of details in the Bible: Goliath's slow movements; his request that David come to him rather than the other way around; his need for an attendant to walk with him onto the battlefield; even the fact that Goliath taunts David by saying, "You come against me with sticks?"
October 14, 2013 |
Camille Grammer of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is recovering from surgery she had last Thursday related to an endometrial cancer diagnosis. "The surgery went well and she is expected to make a complete recovery following a significant recuperation period," the reality-TV stars's rep told E! News. Endometrial cancer, or uterine cancer, begins in the layer of cells that makes up the lining of the uterus, which is called the endometrium. Treatment often involves a hysterectomy, which requires that the uterus be removed, according to the Mayo Clinic.
October 9, 2013 |
After a cancer diagnosis forced Sharon Jones to postpone an album and tour earlier this yea r, the vocalist of the Dap-Kings soul ensemble is prepping her return to music. The group's sixth album, “Give the People What They Want,” will arrive Jan. 14 via Daptone Records, according to a release issued on the band's website Wednesday. Originally set for release Aug. 6, the album was postponed after Jones was diagnosed with Stage 1 bile duct cancer in June. After being forced to shutter a string of dates and festival appearances due to her illness, Jones and the Dap-Kings also announced plans for their first show in nearly a year, with a gig at New York's Beacon Theater on Feb. 6. RELATED: Best albums of 2013 so far | Randall Roberts Because of early diagnosis, her illness hadn't spread, but it did require surgery.