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  • CBS Local Newscaster With Brain Cancer Tells Viewers He Has Just Months to Live (Video)

    A television news anchorman has told viewers he has only four to six months to live because of brain cancer, but he hopes to work as long as he can. Dave Benton of CBS affiliate WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill., on Thursday told his audience that doctors recently told him that his brain tumor is too…

    The Wrap
  • Medical Calculators Use Big Data to Help Patients Make Choices

    Doctors and patients are crunching big data together using a simple calculator that helps the patients make informed medical decisions. Physicians have long relied on a range of resources—including medical literature, their own research and experience, and pure gut feelings—to give patients an idea…

    The Wall Street Journal21 mins ago
  • For Dialysis Patients, a Less Clinical Experience

    In a bid to win business and encourage patients to keep up with their treatments, some dialysis centers are upgrading their décor and offering free amenities from aromatherapy to tea service. The goal is to dispel the clinical air of typical dialysis treatment. "We don't want to look like a…

    The Wall Street Journal23 mins ago
  • Rams - Buccaneers Injury Report

    Rams - Buccaneers Injury Report Why does it feel like the Rams' injury list should be longer? I guess it has more to do with "who" is injured, and not the quantity in this instance? The marque name for St. Louis is, of course, Chris Long. He'll be

    SB Nation
  • Abbott dissolving stent has lower angina rate vs metal stent -study

    Abbott's Absorb dissolving heart stent proved as safe and effective one year after being placed in a diseased artery as the company's market-leading Xience drug coated metal stent with a significantly lower rate of chest pain, according to data presented at a medical meeting on Sunday. Absorb works…

    Reuters
  • Considering surgery? Some healthcare providers offer warranties

    When Carolyn Rondou needed knee replacement surgery in 2012, she decided to have the procedure done at Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, even though there were several hospitals closer to her home in Fullerton. Rondou, a 66-year-old oncology nurse, says Hoag's reputation for quality factored…

    Los Angeles Times
  • Can This Supercomputer Partnership Unlock the Future of Healthcare?

    IBM recently announced that it will use Watson, its Jeopardy -playing supercomputer , to help Mayo Clinic match active clinical trials with eligible participants. According to IBM, there are approximately 8,000 clinical trials at Mayo Clinic, and about 170,000 trials being conducted worldwide. The…

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  • Moving Out: Nonprofit Rivington House May Become a For-Profit Clinic

    Last month, the Lower East Side nonprofit Rivington House announced that they would be vacating their location at 45 Rivington Street by November. VillageCare has operated Rivington House for two decades, with the nonprofit buying the building in 1993 for $1.55 million and converting the former…

    Curbed New York
  • Sean O'Haire: a stark reminder about the long term-effects of brain trauma?

    The more we learn about the circumstances of Sean O'Haire's death, the more it seems like the long term-effects of brain trauma from his career in pro wrestling, MMA and kickboxing, could at least partially be to blame. As you should all know by now, former WCW and WWE wrestler Sean O'Haire passed…

    SB Nation
  • Carlos Beltran still plans to wait until after the season to have elbow surgery

    Carlos Beltran hasn’t played since Tuesday due to a bone spur in his right elbow and the Yankees are all but out of the playoff race, but Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that the veteran slugger still plans to wait until the season is over before having surgery. Beltran, who has been dealing with the…

    NBC Sports
  • Natalie Cole, Anne Jeffreys Step out for UKRO Benefit Dinner

    Entertainment lawyer Kenneth Kleinberg held the annual University Kidney Research Organization benefit dinner Friday evening at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angles. The fundraiser honored Barry Hoeven, Lynda Oschin and Elizabeth Garrett for their contributions towards kidney research.

    The Hollywood Reporter
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  • Flyers chairman Ed Snider says he's cancer free

    Flyers chairman Ed Snider says he's cancer freeVOORHEES, N.J. --Flyerschairman Ed Snider is cancer free.Snider, 81, has recently completed radiation and chemotherapy treatment, and on Aug. 13, he was pronounced cancer free.You never want that Big C, Snider

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  • Pia Zadora suffers head injury in golf cart accident

    The Golden Globe-winning Zadora, 60, was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital on Thursday after her son took a sharp turn while driving the cart, tipped the vehicle and tossed her out, said Brian Panella, her former manager and long-time friend. Zadora suffered head trauma, a fractured ankle, and some…

    Reuters
  • Another Look At Why Alcohol May Be More Dangerous Than Heroin

    An authoritative 2010  study led by former UK drug czar David Nutt  found alcohol to be the most dangerous drug in the country. This chart  from Nutt's study showed the overall rankings: Alcohol stands out, especially in regard to collateral damage.

    Business Insider
  • What we know (and don't know) about a rare virus infecting kids across the US

    What we know (and don't know) about a rare virus infecting kids across the US A rare virus — enterovirus D68, also known as EV-D68 — is infecting children across the country and sending them to hospitals with severe respiratory infections and breathing problems. "This is a very unusual situation,"…

    Vox.com
  • Health-Law Advocates to Tweak ACA Marketing Campaign for the Fall

    The sales pitch for the health law is getting an overhaul for the fall. Out: No longer will ACA advocates steer clear of talking about the law's requirement that people either get health coverage or pay a penalty when they file their taxes. It turns out the so-called individual mandate actually…

    The Wall Street Journal23 mins ago
  • Where (in the Human Body) Venture Capital Is Going

    What body parts are seeing the most striking rise in venture-capital funding? At the same time, venture capital is pulling back from two historical leaders, heart and orthopedic conditions, in part because of difficulties in bringing medical devices for those ailments to market.

    The Wall Street Journal21 mins ago