| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Have you ever postponed a medical screening test? Maybe you think you really don't need it. Maybe it sounded painful. Maybe the thought of the preparation for the medical procedure or the test itself embarrassed you.
Perhaps you can...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:17 PM
March is observed across the nation as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Many survivors, patients, caregivers and others whose lives have been affected by colorectal cancer come together to generate awareness of the importance of getting screened and...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Cancer deaths nationwide are down 20% from a couple of decades ago. The numbers in Virginia are also down.
"From an overall standpoint we've seen pretty comparable decreases," said Briggs Andrews, a Board Member with the American Cancer Society's South...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Susan McCarney was a woman in motion.
Her family said it was typical for her to have completed several loads of laundry and have the house cleaned by 7 a.m.
“She was always busy. She loved to clean, anything in the house, anybody’s house,&...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The New York Times looked at the varying costs of a colonoscopy at hospitals around the country to illustrate how simple medical procedures are driving up health care costs.
The story that ran over the weekend found that the costs of medical...
| Jun 2, 2013
Question: What does my son in college have in common with South Florida public officials?
Answer: Both of them spend too much of my money.
I know a lot of attention has been paid recently to how much officials are getting paid in pension and sick...
| May 18, 2013
| 1:59 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- A man from Springfield whose fight against cancer inspired a benefit concert by singer Sheryl Crow has died.
Drew Lewis passed away on Saturday at home surrounded by friends and family.
Drew's battle against colon cancer brought local...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 2:36 AM
How low can Congress go? Well, lower than a cockroach. Really. A nationwide poll last week conducted by Public Policy Polling found Americans had a higher opinion of cockroaches than of Congress.
But the roaches had to scurry. They were more popular than...
| Jan 2, 2013
What is it about the New Year that motivates us to take control of our health and our lives?
After all, every month, every Monday, every day presents us with a new opportunity to cultivate more prudent habits. But there's something about Jan. 1 —...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
There has been a lot of news about medical tests lately. Physicians are coming out against unnecessary testing and screenings to save patients time, money and health risks.
As a senior, how do you know which tests or screenings you should have done, and...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Groller's Corner readers know I try to share almost everything on this blog -- the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between. Well, today I will share with you that I had my first colonoscopy this morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital on Cedar Crest...