| Mar 7, 2012
| 9:51 AM
Ashlynn Walker is a typical 6-year-old.
"I like to watch TV and to play with my friends at school," she said. "I like coloring and taking Sissy (her sister Aaliyah King, 3) for rides and I can ride my bike."
Shannon King is her mother and Josh King...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 2:45 PM
When Nicole Bachtell talks about living with a rare cancer, don't expect a pity party.
She'll have none of that.
Instead, she prefers dwelling on the positives: the friends she has made, women who have become like sisters, the love and support of her...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:51 PM
After a hugely successful eight-year run that earned numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild wins, ABC's “Desperate Housewives” wraps production on its final episode this week.
The two-hour series finale, slated to run on Sunday,...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Pam Endo was 8 years old when a doctor attributed her poor health to “a psychological problem.”
Before long, however, her uncle — who worked as a nurse at Glendale Adventist Medical Center — would help her attain the correct...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Targeting auto immune disease. Scientists are sending in nanoparticles stocked with ammunition to stop the assault on the body. The tiny particles may help make a big difference for patients with MS.
Stephen Miller, PhD, auto-immune researcher,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Q: I'm trying to lose weight, and a friend recently told me that cutting white bread and potatoes out of my diet completely will help. Is that true?
A: Your friend is right. Taking white bread and white potatoes, as well as white rice and white pasta,...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 7:23 AM
If you've been near social media or on the Internet, you may be aware of the buzz over posts claiming a teenage boy took a home pregnancy test as a joke, received a positive result, and wound up being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
CNN interviewed a...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 9:53 PM
To understand where Mackenzie Keplin's life is at now, you have to go back to February, when doctors discovered a football-sized tumor growing in her stomach and pressing against her organs.
Keplin, who was then a 17-year-old senior at Central High...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 8:31 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Diabetes Action Partnership are urging Pennsylvanians to take control of their health by being screened for diabetes, an often preventable disease and Pennsylvania’s seventh-leading cause of...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 4:33 PM
By Susan J. White NorthShore University HealthSystem While a myriad of activities and media coverage draw attention to breast cancer awareness, there are still some …...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Because several newspapers are reporting that Aretha Franklin has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, we at Vital Signs decided to take a closer look at this deadly disease. First, let's start with the bad news: This is one of the deadliest of cancers....