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DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

WASHINGTON | A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

April 15, 2014 2:27 pm
Women have more options for breast cancer surgery

Women have more options for breast cancer surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — One of the world's most glamorous women had an operation that once was terribly disfiguring — removal of both breasts. But new approaches are dramatically changing breast surgeries, whether to treat cancer or to prevent it as Angelina Jolie just chose to do. As Jolie said, "th…

May 14, 2013 3:31 pm

MLB to expand blood testing for HGH

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. | Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone, a decision the NFL used to pressure its players.

January 10, 2013 5:16 pm
Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

INDIANAPOLIS | Chuck Pagano stepped to the podium Monday, hugged his team owner, thanked his family for its support and wiped a tear from his eye.

December 25, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano wipes a tear during a news conference Monday in Indianapolis. Pagano returns to the team after undergoing successful leukemia treatment.

December 25, 2012 5:06 pm
Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano hugs his daughter Taylor Pagano following a news conference Monday in Indianapolis. Pagano returns to the team after undergoing successful leukemia treatment.

December 25, 2012 5:06 pm
Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

Pagano back to coach Colts after cancer treatment

INDIANAPOLIS | Chuck Pagano was so eager to get back to work Monday, he was the first one to show up at team headquarters.

December 24, 2012 12:14 pm
Vision loss treatment with a new drug therapy

Vision loss treatment with a new drug therapy

Charlotte Moorehead had no idea she even had a problem until she went for a routine eye checkup.

October 16, 2012 8:47 am Photos

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U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan to provide better treatments and day-to-day care for dementia patients, and relief for their overwhelmed caregivers, too.

January 26, 2012 9:00 am

U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

Effective treatments for Alzheimer's by 2025? That's the target the government is eyeing as it develops a national strategy to tackle what could become the defining disease of a rapidly aging population.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am
Testing for HIV together, hearing results together

Testing for HIV together, hearing results together

Newly dating and slightly anxious, two men bared their arms for blood tests and pondered the possibility that one of them, or both, could be infected with HIV. An innovative program — called Testing Together — would allow them to hear their test results minutes later, while sitting side by side.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am
Marriage seems to be good for your health, well-being

Marriage seems to be good for your health, well-being

Many studies have looked at the correlation between marriage and health, and a recent study found that marriage may affect survival after coronary artery bypass surgery.

December 15, 2011 10:00 am
Chronic pain? A doctor recommends how to fight it

Chronic pain? A doctor recommends how to fight it

There are several "gifts" we start receiving after age 50. Unfortunately, one of them could be chronic pain, and some 116 million Americans suffer from it.

November 10, 2011 10:00 am
Chronic pain? Doctor knows how to fight it

Chronic pain? Doctor knows how to fight it

There are several "gifts" we start receiving after age 50. Unfortunately, one of them could be chronic pain.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Boomers' aging casts light on geriatrics shortage

Boomers' aging casts light on geriatrics shortage

PALATKA, Fla. | In this sleepy, riverside town in northeast Florida, 86-year-old Betty Wills sees the advertisements of obstetricians and gynecologists on the main road's billboards and has found specialists ranging from cardiologists to surgeons in the phone book.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Tractor painted pink in honor of mother

Tractor painted pink in honor of mother

In this photo taken Sept. 18, Jason Hermann poses for a photo with the tractor he painted pink and white to raise breast cancer awareness in Effingham, Ill. Hermann painted the tractor for his mother, Kity Jo Hermann, who is a breast cancer survivor.

September 26, 2011 12:32 pm
Pet arthritis: No cure but meds, therapy can help

Pet arthritis: No cure but meds, therapy can help

Tahlula started life as a victim of bad breeding and will end it as a victim of arthritis.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am
Downstate teen gets new heart, new life

Downstate teen gets new heart, new life

HOOPESTON, Ill. | From the moment the problem was diagnosed in his tiny infant heart, Andrew Myers has never had a life like other kids.

July 20, 2011 12:00 am
Seniors' medical pot collective stirs up trouble

Seniors' medical pot collective stirs up trouble

Joe Schwartz is a 90-year-old great-grandfather of three who enjoys a few puffs of pot each night before he crawls into bed in the Southern California retirement community he calls home. The World War II veteran smokes the drug to alleviate debilitating nausea.

June 21, 2011 12:30 pm

FDA concerned about drug shortages

As the country continues to face a nationwide drug shortage, federal regulators are working with drug makers to ease the impact on consumers. The Food and Drug Administration said last week that it is asking for advanced warning of production shortages — particularly on "medically necessary"…

June 19, 2011 12:00 am
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