Laura Grace Alexander was 25 when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1986. The high school teacher from Winter Park was supposed to undergo an exploratory surgery that would last about an hour. Instead, she woke up six hours later to discover she had an emergency hysterectomy after a tumor the size of a small football was found on her ovary.
Try these beef kabobs for a diabetes-friendly dinner the whole family will enjoy. Pistachios and hot pepper jelly coat juicy beef cubes for this spicy, crunchy barbecue dinner. To make this a quick and easy dinner, ask the butcher to cut the beef into cubes for kabobs before you take it home. Mushrooms, red bell pepper and corn on-the-cob complete the meal.
Scoliosis generally occurs between age 10 and the early teens when children are growing rapidly. It is more common in girls, but boys can have it, too. A birth defect, disease or injury can also cause scoliosis.
Only 1 percent of all cancers are of the esophagus, the tube that runs from your throat to your stomach. But esophageal cancer is a deadly disease. About 80 percent of people diagnosed with esophageal cancer live less than five years, according to the American Cancer Society.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to at least one, and perhaps as many as nine, laboratories that expected to receive dead spores.