March 15, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Rep. Donald Payne was a modest man who favored quiet persuasion over bombast, qualities that did not detract from his effectiveness as an advocate for the most vulnerable in the United States and abroad, friends and colleagues recalled at his funeral Wednesday. Former President Bill Clinton called Payne, who died last week of colon cancer at age 77, "a dear friend" who "made me a better president" for his humanitarian efforts in Africa and elsewhere. A who's who of current and former politicians attended Payne's funeral at Metropolitan Baptist Church, a place the 12-term congressman returned to often during his years in office.
March 7, 2012 |
TRENTON - U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, 77, a Democrat known for his work on human rights and on behalf of the poor and the first black congressional member from New Jersey, died Tuesday at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, said his brother, William. The 12-term member of the House had announced in February that he was undergoing treatment for colon cancer and would continue to represent his district. He was flown back home to New Jersey on Friday from Georgetown University Hospital as his health took a turn for the worse.
March 6, 2012
SGT. STEVE Little Jr.'s voice was filled with the kind of pride befitting a United States Marine. But then, the 24-year-old son of the late former WBA super middleweight champion always sounds that way when speaking about his father, who was only 34 when he died of colon cancer on Jan. 30, 2000, leaving behind a grieving wife and six children. "Obviously, I wasn't around, or was very young, when he was boxing," Steve Jr. said of his dad, whose professional career spanned from 1983 to '98. "But from what I've heard from people who knew him then, and seen for myself on DVDs of his fights I was able to obtain, he was a real technician in the ring.
February 23, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Millions of people have endured a colonoscopy, believing the dreaded exam may help keep them from dying of colon cancer. For the first time, a major study offers clear evidence that it does. Removing precancerous growths spotted during the test can halve the risk of dying from colon cancer in half, the study suggests. Doctors have long assumed a benefit, but research hadn't shown before that removing polyps would improve survival - the key measure of any cancer screening's worth.
February 15, 2012 |
ST. LOUIS - For a lot of people, weathering the winter is no fun. Cold temperatures. Shorter days. More colds and flu. Weathering it all with cancer is worse. Before Jerry Miller was diagnosed with Stage 3B colon cancer last summer, he walked pretty much everywhere, year-round. And he loved it. "My car was stolen 12 years ago, and I never bothered to replace it," said Miller, 44, of St. Louis. Not anymore. In addition to fatigue and weakness, chemotherapy has wreaked havoc on his immune system and caused extreme cold sensitivity in his hands, feet and other parts of his body.
December 10, 2011
UCLA junior outside hitter Rachael Kidder had 15 kills as the Bruins swept four-time and defending national champion Penn State in the NCAA regional semifinals Friday in Lexington, Ky., to end the Nittany Lions' record 26-game postseason winning streak. Aiyana Whitney had 12 kills for the eighth-seeded Nittany Lions in the 25-20, 25-22, 25-21 loss. Kelly Reeves had 11 kills, while senior sweeper Lainey Gera led the ninth-seeded Bruins (27-6) with 15 digs.
November 29, 2011
MADISON, WIS. - Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's daughter, whose 1967 defection to the West during the Cold War embarrassed the ruling communists and made her a best-selling author, has died. She was 85. Lana Peters - who was known internationally by her previous name, Svetlana Alliluyeva - died of colon cancer Nov. 22 in Wisconsin, where she lived off and on' the Richland County Coroner said. The defection came at a high personal cost. She left two children behind in Russia and she was never close to either again.
November 2, 2011
By an accident of timing, Herman Cain appeared on Monday morning at the intersection of 17th and M Streets Northwest - the location of the National Restaurant Association, where he is alleged to have sexually harassed two women when he was the group's chief executive. The allegations, first reported by Politico, could not have come at a worse time for the front-running Republican presidential candidate, being just ahead of a very public day of speeches in Washington. The first was scheduled at the American Enterprise Institute, which happens to be right across the street from the Restaurant Association.
July 11, 2011 |
Question: I would like to know if you recommend breast thermography instead of getting a traditional mammogram. My breasts are sore for days after my mammograms and thermography doesn't hurt. Answer: Mammography, with its squeezing and pressing against the image plate, can be very uncomfortable for women with sensitive breasts. Thermography is a new technique that some tout as a gentler and safer alternative to digital or traditional mammography. There's no radiation because it uses infrared technology to produce an image of the breasts that shows the patterns of heat and blood flow in the tissue.