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Top Golfer Beats Crippling Spine Condition
As a world-class golfer, Stacy Lewis' accomplishments are remarkable. But it was a physical challenge in her childhood that defined her ascent to the top of her sport. I was an 11-year-old girl with my heart set on playing golf when my scoliosis was diagnosed by my...
Medical First: Doctors 'Print' 3-D Airway to Save Baby's Life
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day. It's the latest advance from the booming field of regenerative medicine, making body parts in...
Polish Man Gets Face Transplant
A 33-year-old Polish man received a life-saving total face transplant just three weeks after being disfigured in a workplace accident, in what his doctors said Wednesday is the fastest timeframe to date for such an operation. Face transplants are extraordinarily complicated...
Man Has Prostate Removed After Finding Out He Has 'Jolie Gene'
A British man had his prostate removed after testing showed he carried the BRCA2 genetic mutation, similar to the BRCA1 mutation that prompted Angelina Jolie to have a double mastectomy. Both genes greatly increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in women and also...
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Survivor Gets Prosthetic Hands
A metro Atlanta woman who lost both hands, her left leg and right foot after contracting a flesh-eating disease was on her way back from Ohio Friday after being fitted with prosthetic hands. Aimee Copeland, 25, is returning from Hilliard, Ohio, where she was fitted with a...
Mt. Sinai Surgery Chief: Angelina Jolie Faces Health Risks
Angelina Jolie's brave steps to dodge the cancer risk posed by her genetic makeup do not come without dangers, according Dr. David Samadi of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Angelina Jolie to Have Ovaries Removed After Mastectomy
Film star Angelina Jolie will have her ovaries removed to help lower her odds for ovarian cancer, People magazine reported Wednesday. The news comes just a day after Jolie, 37, revealed in an article published on the editorial page of The New York Timesthat she had...
Doctor With Cerebral Palsy Offers Hope
Dr. Jan Brunstrom-Hernandez gently but sternly admonishes a teenage cerebral palsy patient who clearly hasn't been doing his exercises, stressing the importance of keeping muscles loose and limber. We know...
Dr. Joyce Brothers Overcame Late-in-Life Depression
For more than a half-century, America looked to Dr. Joyce Brothers for the answers to life s psychological problems. But in her later years, television s favorite therapist faced her own emotional tailspin. The affable psychologist, who died Monday of...
Celebrities Who've Had Breast Cancer
Here is a look at some female celebrities who have suffered breast cancer after Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed on Tuesday she underwent a preventive double mastectomy to reduce the risk of...
CNN Anchor Having Double Mastectomy In Wake of Jolie Procedure
CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin said on Tuesday that she had breast cancer and was getting a double mastectomy, following an announcement by actress Angelina Jolie that she had undergone that procedure. Sambolin, who anchors CNN's Early Start morning show, discussed her...
Angelina Jolie: I Had Preventive Double Mastectomy
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer and says she hopes her story will inspire other women fighting the life-threatening disease. Jolie wrote in the New York Times on Tuesday the operation has made it...
New Parkinson's Drugs Help Michael J. Fox Return to TV
Michael J. Fox left prime-time television more than a decade ago to focus on his battle with Parkinson's disease. Now he's back, with the help of drugs that keep his own shaking from the illness mostly under control. Fox, 51, will star in The Michael J. Fox Show, a comedy...
Woman Survives Shot in Mouth With Spear Gun
A young Brazilian woman was accidentally shot in the mouth with a spear gun, with the projectile punching out the back of her neck but she survived, a doctor said.Elisangela Borborema Rosa's husband was cleaning the underwater fishing device when it went off. It punctured...
Pros and Cons of Chris Christie's Gastric Banding
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's choice of gastric banding has prompted questions about why he opted for a weight-loss procedure less favored by bariatric surgeons and patients. Lap-Band stirred excitement a decade ago when the anti-obesity device was introduced in the...
Chris Christie’s Weight Surgery: Fit for Presidency?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to undergo secret weight-loss surgery won't pose an obstacle to any potential future campaign for the White House. In fact, it may boost his ability to make a presidential run, one of the nation's top obesity specialists tells Newsmax Health.
App Lets Amputees Program Prosthetics With Phone
Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly hundreds of miles to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic hands. Now, he's got an app. Koger came to Philadelphia this week to demonstrate the i-limb ultra revolution, a prosthetic developed by the British...
Woman Disfigured in Attack Unveils Transplanted Face
A Vermont woman revealed her new face Wednesday, six years after her ex-husband disfigured her by dousing her with industrial-strength lye, and said she went through what some may call hell but has found a way to be happy. Carmen Blandin Tarleton of Thetford had face...
Girl Gets Windpipe Made From Stem Cells
A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.
Catherine Zeta-Jones Gets Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has sought help again for bipolar disorder, in what her publicist called a pro-active move to take care of her health. It's the second-known trip to a healthcare facility for the British actress since 2011, when news first broke that she...
Pregnancy Goes Smoothly for Woman With Transplanted Womb
A hospital says a Turkish woman who became the first person to successfully receive a donor womb is six weeks into a healthy pregnancy.Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011.Using one of her own eggs, doctors placed an embryo into...
Celebrity Chef Recipes Often Unhealthy: Study
The dabs of butter and splashes of cream in recipes of celebrity chefs may be impressive on the plate, but not necessarily so good for your health.
Glen Campbell's Alzheimer’s: Docs Say Past Drug Abuse is Taking Toll
Glen Campbell's announcement that Alzheimer's disease would force him to stop touring has raised questions about whether the country music legend's well-known battles with drug and alcohol contributed to his condition.
Alzheimer's Ends Glen Campbell's Touring Career
Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's disease has progressed too far to allow him to continue touring.Instead, he'll spend his 77th birthday on Monday in Washington as an advocate for Alzheimer's research. The trip includes a fundraising dinner for the Alzheimer's Association and a...
Dick Van Dyke Plagued With Mystery Ailment
Dick Van Dyke is seeing doctors for an undiagnosed health problem, and he's seeking advice online as well. My head bangs every time I lay down, the 87-year-old actor posted on his Twitter account. I've had every test come back that I'm perfectly healthy. Anybody got any...
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