| Mar 26, 2009
| 11:06 AM
New York has George Soros. L.A. has Eli Broad. Vegas? Bet you thought everyone was busy wagering. Wrong. The city, historically known more for carnality than compassion, has a range of denizens working not only for a better city but a better world....
| 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...
| Jun 8, 1998
Chemo is over. Chemo is over. Chemo is over.
I think this bears repeating.
Chemo's over. Chemo's over. Chemo's over.
I've been busy since we last visited, so let's catch up.
After five of eight rounds of chemotherapy, my doctor decided my heart and...
| Jul 13, 1998
I thought it was high time to introduce you to the directors of this production I've been starring in, the adorable and delightful total geniuses who are saving my life: Dr. Melvin Silverstein, surgical oncologist, and Dr. James Waisman, medical...
| Aug 10, 1998
If you are lucky, this is the way cancer treatment ends, not with a bang but a whimper.
Let's see, of the treatments listed for me in November: chemo--it's done; surgery--done; radiation--done. It remained only to go see my oncologist, Dr. James Waisman,...
| Mar 29, 1999
Mary Susan Herczog chronicled her battle with breast cancer in The Times from December 1997 to August 1998. Today, she updates us.
After going down the "how's this and how's that?" checklist and getting variations on "just fine, thanks" in response,...
| Feb 20, 2005
Alone at his computer, drool sliding down his chin, Tom Hill searched the Internet for anything that could save him.
His 55-year-old body was gradually shutting down. His muscles twitched uncontrollably. He could no longer talk, so he scribbled notes...