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Family tackles results of genetic testing for cancer risk

Family tackles results of genetic testing for cancer risk

By STEPHANIE DICKRELL

January 21, 2016 11:43 amLoading…
Family tackles results of genetic testing for cancer risk

Family tackles results of genetic testing for cancer risk

Tammy Moore, center, talks with sisters, Joan Willenbring, right, and Pam Hansen at Hansen's St. Joseph, Minn. home Nov. 17, 2015 about their decisions to get mastectomies and hysterectomies after a history of breast and ovarian cancer in their family. (Kimm Anderson/The St. Cloud Times via AP)

January 21, 2016 11:43 amLoading…
HEALTHBEAT: When to stop mammograms tricky issue as US ages

HEALTHBEAT: When to stop mammograms tricky issue as US ages

In this photo taken Dec. 18, 2015, Marion Jones, who was treated for breast cancer, poses for picture beside her painting “Street in Provence” at her house in Silver Spring, Md. Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 or somewhere in between is the issu…

January 17, 2016 7:36 amLoading…
When to stop mammograms a tricky issue

When to stop mammograms a tricky issue

WASHINGTON — Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 or somewhere in between is the issue they’ll all eventually face: when to stop.

January 17, 2016 7:36 amLoading…
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Readers point out DTAP success, Campbell improvement problems, State of the Union reaction.

January 15, 2016 5:00 pmLoading…
Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50

Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. It said 40-somethings should make their own choice after weighing the pros and cons.

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APNewsBreak: Ringling circus elephants to retire in May

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May.

January 11, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…
Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50

Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. It said 40-somethings should make their own choice after weighing the pros and cons.

January 11, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…

Study: Many doctors don't urge HPV shots

CHICAGO — Many pediatricians and family doctors are not strongly recommending the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine to preteens and their parents, contributing to low vaccination rates, a survey of nearly 600 doctors suggests.

January 03, 2016 10:15 pmLoading…

Iowa State Patrol union donates to family with sick child

GARNER, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa family with a child suffering from cancer received a year-end surprise from an Iowa State Patrol trooper's union.

January 02, 2016 1:34 pmLoading…
Boy with leukemia, family organize toy drive for hospital

Boy with leukemia, family organize toy drive for hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy with leukemia and his family have organized a toy drive that led to a busload of gifts arriving at Spectrum Health's Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids.

December 21, 2015 1:42 pm Related Loading…
Age barriers for medical care eroding

Age barriers for medical care eroding

CHICAGO — Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. Dorothy Lipkin danced after getting a new hip at age 91. And at 94, William Gandin drives himself to the hospital for cancer treatments.

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Letters include thanks to PCC students, religious liberty overreach, views on refugees.

November 23, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…

University of Wisconsin tunes in to magic mushroom medicine

University of Wisconsin tunes in to magic mushroom medicine

October 29, 2015 3:17 pmLoading…

Fund in honor of teen who wrote "Clouds" raises $1 million

MINNEAPOLIS — A fund created in honor of the Minnesota teen who wrote the song "Clouds" before he died of cancer in 2013 has recently reached the $1 million mark.

September 15, 2015 8:33 amLoading…

Grand Blanc teacher returns after fighting cancer twice

GRAND BLANC, Mich. — An educator who fought two bouts of cancer is teaching once again in the Grand Blanc School District after being away from the classroom for three years.

September 11, 2015 2:50 pmLoading…
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Letters on female libido drug, copper layoffs, thanks for community programs.

August 29, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
Sunscreen and a hat are your best friends

Sunscreen and a hat are your best friends

Wendy Kurtin squeezes sunscreen on her finger Wednesday, June 16, 2004. She also wears sunglasses, broad hat and sun resistant shirt.

August 06, 2015 11:27 am

Feds says more than $13 million recovered from rogue doctor

DETROIT — The government says $13 million to $14 million has been recovered so far from a Detroit-area cancer doctor who gave unnecessary treatments to patients.

July 30, 2015 3:38 pmLoading…

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