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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.

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Peverley hospitalized, teammates try to regroup

ST. LOUIS | Stars forward Rich Peverley remained hospitalized Tuesday in Dallas, undergoing heart tests after collapsing on the bench during a game that was postponed.

March 11, 2014 5:53 pm
Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

This Sept. 14, 2005 file photo shows packs of cigarettes in a store in Brunswick, Maine. It's no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientists still are adding diseases to the long …

January 17, 2014 10:41 am
Ill. boy, US senator inspire fellow stroke victims

Ill. boy, US senator inspire fellow stroke victims

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk visits with Jackson Cunningham in his office in Washington in August. 11-year-old Jackson and Illinois Republican Kirk, both stroke victims, have warmed hearts and inspired fellow stroke patients with their odd-couple friendship, an unlikely meeting of two distinct worlds…

December 31, 2013 2:02 pm
Ill. boy, US senator inspire fellow stroke victims

Ill. boy, US senator inspire fellow stroke victims

Jackson Cunningham, 11, talks with his classmates during lunch at Oakwood Grade School in Oakwood, Ill. Cunningham was a typical 9-year-old boy growing up in central Illinois, until he suffered a stroke in 2011 after an afternoon basketball game, and paralyzed much of the left side of his bo…

December 31, 2013 2:02 pm

Man with muscular dystrophy finishes Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO | A Venezuelan man with muscular dystrophy was the last runner to cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon — nearly 17 hours after he started the race.

October 14, 2013 5:30 pm
Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches 3rd round of French

Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches 3rd round of French

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States celebrates after defeating China's Li Na in their second round match Thursday at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

May 30, 2013 4:14 pm
Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches third round

Mattek-Sands tops Li, reaches third round

PARIS | There were moments, as recently as last year, when a body that would not stay healthy and on-court results prompted Bethanie Mattek-Sands to wonder whether it was simply time to call it a career after more than a decade as a professional tennis player.

May 30, 2013 4:14 pm
Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

AUSTIN, Texas | With Nike's help, Lance Armstrong's Livestrong cancer charity turned a little yellow wristband into a global symbol for cancer survivors.

May 28, 2013 5:35 pm
Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

Nike Inc. is cutting ties with the Lance Armstrong and his Livestrong cancer charity. The move by the sports company ends a nine-year relationship that helped the foundation raise more than $100 million and made the charity's signature yellow wristband an international symbol for cancer survivors.

May 28, 2013 5:35 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
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
Colts raise money for leukemia research

Colts raise money for leukemia research

INDIANAPOLIS | The Colts used some down time Saturday night to support coach Chuck Pagano and raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Indiana.

November 10, 2012 10:14 pm Photos

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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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Colleges open their eyes: ZZZs are key to GPA

Colleges open their eyes: ZZZs are key to GPA

College health officials are finally realizing that healthy sleep habits are a potential miracle drug for much of what ails the famously frazzled modern American college student: anxiety, depression, physical health problems and — more than most students realize — academic troubles. Some stu…

September 13, 2012 8:00 am

Healthy eating is matter of survival for this chef

Looks can be deceiving. Take Seamus Mullen.

July 25, 2012 12:00 am

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