| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:16 PM
"Dallas Buyers Club" co-writer Craig Borten first met Ron Woodroof, the real-life Texas electrician-turned-AIDS-activist, in 1992, a few months before Woodroof succumbed to the disease. But Borten had seen Woodroof's never-say-die attitude before: It...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:58 PM
American composer Maria Schneider dominated the classical music categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday for her album "Winter Morning Walks," which features soprano Dawn Upshaw. The classical awards were handed out as part of the pre-show...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
First, the cancer threatened Susan Braig's life, then it wrecked her finances.
Now healthy at 64, Braig is worried about her future. Her primary income is the roughly $2,300 a month she gets from Social Security. Then there's her home-based business,...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Aja Riggs, 50, thought a lot about dying after she was diagnosed with uterine cancer.
She endured surgery in October 2011, then underwent aggressive chemotherapy that made her feel as if her skin was burning. She was constantly tired. Then doctors found...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The evolution of funk music, Napster and Sharon Jones’ battle with cancer are among the topics that will get the documentary treatment for VH1, the network announced on Thursday.
VH1 revealed its slate of upcoming films as part of its Emmy Award-...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:21 PM
No one saw the superhero in mild-mannered Clark Kent.
Jim O'Connor keeps his students fooled too.
In his algebra and calculus classes at St. Francis High School, he is stern — no excuses, no coddling. "If you look at the clock," said senior...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Patients with metastatic breast cancer who respond to chemotherapy are unlikely to see any additional benefits from surgery or radiation therapy, according to leaders of a new clinical trial.
The randomized, controlled study, which was presented...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Ever wonder why some people, even under adverse circumstances, set goals and achieve them effortlessly? Some of them, undoubtedly, are hard-wired to succeed. They just set themselves in a direction and their mind handles the rest.
But that ability is...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Batkid -- the pint-sized cancer survivor who captured the nation’s heart this month while “saving” San Francisco -- was called upon again Monday, this time to battle the Joker in New York City.
On Nov. 15, 5-year-old Miles Scott...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:08 PM
As a drug, marijuana has certain effects and, depending on why you're taking it, some side effects. And not everyone wants the whole package. New research finds that for patients who consider weed's buzz an unwanted side effect, the answer might be as...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:45 PM
San Franciscans weren’t the only ones touched by "Batkid" Miles Scott’s adventures Friday — Caped Crusaders Christian Bale and Ben Affleck applauded the 5-year-old hero as well.
“Batkid. Best Batman ever,” Affleck, who will...