| Apr 13, 2007
| 12:56 AM
My dad did everything he could to look his best that morning. He shaved, brushed his hair and changed into a clean shirt.
I stepped into his room, where he lay on his bed, propped up with pillows. His face was pale and his eyelids heavy; an oxygen...
| May 12, 2002
For Frances Small, the early Saturday morning wake-up, the long drive and the traffic snarls were minor irritations on the way to her destination: the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Instead, she was focused on the battle her sister is waging against breast...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:05 PM
In a harsh warning letter made public Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered Google Inc.-backed 23andme Inc. to stop selling its widely used genetic test to consumers because the company has failed for four years to prove the product is...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 11:29 AM
A 76-year-old man suffers from heart and liver disease and has an annual income of $8,640. An 83-year-old woman had ovarian cancer and hip surgery and lives on widow's benefits of $10,644.
What do these two people have in common? They are homebound but...
| Nov 24, 2013
Barbara Park's "Junie B. Jones" books, more than any haphazardly kept journal or carefully curated photo album, capture how dramatically my parenting has changed in the past eight years.
And how dramatically parenting has changed me.
Park's death at...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:52 PM
About one in eight women have a chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime, but Britton native Mandy Brown and her sister, Amber Andrews, have about a 90 percent chance of having the disease. They're both considering a preventive surgery that...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Perhaps it's the endless hours he spent watching NASCAR growing up. Or maybe it's the Jeff Gordon costume he wore for Halloween and his birthday at age 5.
It could also have something to do with the word "car" being in his name, but one thing is for...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:55 PM
The psychic told the grieving woman her family was cursed and the money she inherited from her late mother was, too.
There was only one way to lift the curse: by handing the money — all $100,000 of it — over for "cleansing" rituals involving...
| Oct 28, 2013
They found each other in a sea of pink — two Connecticut men, made brothers by their shared experience. Now they're fighting back against the disease that brought them together and some of the ignorance about it.
Bill Becker was diagnosed with...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:56 AM
June Flanagan Taylor passed away on Tuesday, November 5th after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. June was a warm, loving, happy and giving person to her family and friends. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:48 PM
The Andrews family is a medical example of hereditary breast cancer, but some patients might not realize their full family history.
"Usually the flags aren't so red," said Dr. Bongi Rudder, an oncologist at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center....