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Michigan doctor with cancer planned own death, 'shocked' to be alive
Randy Hillard has traveled more in the past eight years than he has his entire life. South America. Dubai. Singapore. Sydney. But if he went through with his plan to go to Switzerland in 2010, those trips wouldn't have happened. That's because eight ...

Congo Rebels Kill 15, Threaten Ebola Containment Efforts Again
Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday. The violence has threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus contamination ...

The Big Number: 50 million adults experience chronic pain
Next time you are in a crowd, look around — 1 of every 5 adults you see could be living with chronic pain. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 50 million American adults — 20.4 percent of the U.S. adult ...

5 myths about flu shots
Michigan public health officials are recommending that Michigan residents get their annual flu shots now. ( Dreamstime ). Comment. By Julie Mack · [email protected] In the wake of the worst influenza season in years, Michigan public-health officials ...

Study finds this chemo combo extends life for women with triple-negative breast cancer
It's good news for women with triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive and hard-to-treat form of breast cancer that targets women under 50. A new study published Saturday in the New England Journal of Medicine found a combination of chemotherapy ...

Giant inflatable colon stolen from Kansas City hospital
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSNW) - An inflatable colon has been stolen from the University of Kansas Cancer Center. The colon, valued at $4,000, was stolen from a pickup truck that was parked in Brookside, Kansas City. “Colorectal cancer screening is the most ...

4 Ohio children afflicted with mysterious illness
Associated Press. COLUMBUS. State health officials say four cases of a rare, mysterious illness that can paralyze children have been confirmed in Ohio amid a jump in such cases nationally. The Ohio Department of Health said Friday it has notified ...

3 cases of 'mysterious', polio-like condition investigated in Alabama
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- It's being called a mystery illness and being compared to polio. Over the past four years, the Centers for Disease Control have seen a rise in Acute Flaccid Myelitis, also known as AFM. The neurological condition causes paralysis ...

The Viral Obituary Of An Opioid Addict: 'She's Just One Face' Of The Epidemic
Every day, the opioid epidemic claims an estimated 115 lives. But rarely, does any one casualty gain the type of attention that the obituary for a young mother, published on the website of The Burlington Free Press, received earlier this week. In the ...

Arizona cancels vaccine program after backlash from parents who don't vaccinate
PHOENIX – The state of Arizona has canceled a vaccine education program after receiving complaints from parents who don't immunize their school-age children. The pilot online course, modeled after programs in Oregon and Michigan, was created in ...


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