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WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterSome promising news in the fight against cancer. The death rate from cancer in the United States is down substantially in the past two decades. According to the American Cancer Society, rates rose steadily in the 1900's peaking in 1991. In 2009...
Multimedia JournalistIt has four arms, stands 8 feet tall and it's a robot that performs surgery: Its name is daVinci. Kimberly Mayo is a registered nurse at Carilion. She says the whole process is a group effort that requires extreme communication. "It's pretty unique to...
ReporterThese days Bibleway Cathedral in Danville is not only focused on parishioners' faith but also their health. "If you wanna get a message out to the community tell it to the church," says nurse Louise L. Cooper. On Tuesday, a free blood pressure screening...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Health, Cancer, Weight, High Blood Pressure
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Del. Bill Carrico will seek the seat left empty by the retirement last week of fellow Republican state Sen. William Wampler of Bristol. Monday's announcement helps shape November elections that determine whether Republican Gov....
ReutersThe Sports Xchange Former U.S. Open champ, longtime broadcaster Venturi dies Ken Venturi won only one major championship during his professional career -- the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional in Bethesda, Md. He endured scorching temperatures and high...
ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After decades of using one-size-fits-all therapies to combat cancer, doctors are using new tools to help decide when their patients can skip chemotherapy or other harsh treatments. An approach to oncology that has been in place...
For most women, the risk of developing breast cancer over a lifetime is 12 percent. For women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, that risk multiplies to close to 87 percent. In choosing a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy, Hollywood star Angelina...
Phil Jackson never liked to compare Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan. Believe me, I tried everything. Sometimes I'd ask him after random Lakers practices or before games against Charlotte, the team Jordan owned. Or after games in Chicago, where nostalgia...
York County's Relay for Life chairperson, Carol Wood, knows a lot about fighting cancer through her work and multiple family battles. Her father-in-law's death still haunts her. Describing the day in March, 2012 she said, "I left for one hour," eyes...
Staff WriterBRAWLEY — Local residents suffering from cancer no longer have to travel far for treatment, as the Cancer Institute at the Pioneers Memorial Hospital has begun accepting patients. The state-of-the-art center provides a full range of medical...
ReutersFRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Bayer and its development partner Algeta won approval from U.S. regulators for a prostate cancer drug that could eventually generate more than 1 billion euros ($1.31 billion) in annual sales. The Food and Drug...
firstname.lastname@example.orgActor and activist Angelina Jolie shared a secret with the world Tuesday that she had a preventive double mastectomy. She opted for the surgery after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer. The Oscar-winning...
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