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1 year 5 months ago

Corrections director remembered for his reforms

COLORADO SPRINGS - His colleagues called him a visionary leader. Slain Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements introduced a number of reforms during his two years in charge of the state prison system. Clements presided over an era of declining inmate populations and championed ideas to keep the population...

2 years 1 month ago

Your Healthy Family: Evolastin

Anti-aging technology constantly develops. Here's more on a new technique in today's Your Healthy Family. Among the newest technology is a procedure to make patients look about ten years younger without surgery. Joy Macaluso, 56, has always taken good care of her skin. She stays out of the sun...

2 years 3 months ago

New brain treatment center could help vets

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) - Military leaders are breaking ground at Fort Belvoir on an $11 million center to provide treatment for traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress. The facility will be a satellite center to an even larger treatment facility that opened in 2010 in Bethesda, Md., called the...

3 years 6 months ago

Healing under pressure

"Mommy." Most children can say that word well before their first birthday. Aidan Hughes, who is eight, just recently started saying, "Mommy." He was diagnosed with moderate autism just before his second birthday. Since his diagnosis, he has had a team of therapists, teachers, and doctors working with him....

3 years 10 months ago

Alarms over radiation from thyroid cancer patients

Congressional investigators say cancer patients sent home after treatment with radioactive iodine have contaminated hotel rooms and set off alarms on public transportation. Patients have come into close contact with vulnerable people, including pregnant women and children, and the household trash from their homes has triggered radiation detectors at...

4 years 1 month ago

Breakthrough research in gallbladder cancer

Researchers at the University of Houston have completed research that's linked gallbladder cancer with estrogen. The scientists were able to prevent the development of tumors in mice by removing ovaries and reducing estrogen levels. According to Lisa Merkl of the University of Houston, "There are many crucial clinical...

4 years 1 month ago

Researchers link gallbladder cancer, hormones

Researchers at the University of Houston have completed research that's linked gallbladder cancer with estrogen. The scientists were able to prevent the development of tumors in mice by removing ovaries and reducing estrogen levels. According to Lisa Merkl of the University of Houston, "There are many crucial clinical...

4 years 4 months ago

FDA approves new drug for prostate cancer

A first-of-a-kind prostate cancer treatment that uses the body's immune system to fight the disease received federal approval Thursday, offering an important alternative to more intensive treatments like chemotherapy. Dendreon Corp.'s Provenge vaccine trains the immune system to fight tumors. It's called a "vaccine" even though it treats disease...

4 years 5 months ago

Pregnancy safe for breast cancer survivors

Women who survive breast cancer and have children afterwards don't appear to be at any higher risk of dying from cancer , a new study says. Doctors have long worried pregnancy might spark hormonal changes in breast cancer survivors that could spur the disease's return, and many breast cancer...

4 years 6 months ago

Nuggets Coach Karl to miss Wednesday's game

Nuggets coach George Karl will miss Wednesday night's game at Minnesota as he undergoes another round of cancer treatment. Karl, who has neck and throat cancer, was scheduled for a surgical procedure Monday to have a feeding tube inserted into his stomach. He will also go through another chemotherapy...

4 years 6 months ago

Disposal of coal ash a long haul

More than a year after a Tennessee coal ash spill created one of the worst environmental disasters of its kind in U.S. history, the problem is seeping into several other states. It began Dec. 22, 2008, when a retaining pond burst at a coal-burning power plant, spilling 5.4 million...

4 years 7 months ago

Researchers searching for genetic causes of cancer

St. Jude Children's Hospital has joined forces with Washington University to learn the genetic causes of pediatric cancer. Researchers will study cancerous and normal tissues from 600 childhood cancer patients. They will look specifically at the genetic codes of these tissues, and try to identify differences. Those differences...

4 years 11 months ago

Common treatments for varicose veins

Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins frequently seen in the legs, but varcose veins may occur anywhere in the body. Doctors believe that varcose veins occue in the legs and feet more often than elsewhere bacuse of walking and standing. While varicose veins are not attractive, many people decide...

5 years 1 week ago

Dopamine seen as root of ADHD

Researchers using brain scans believe they've found the root of ADHD. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is one of the most prevalent mental disorders in children and teens - but it can also persist long past adolescence. It can impair a person's ability to pay attention, complete tasks and be productive....

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