Hace poco más de un año, Shawn Monti visitó al médico pensando que sus dolores de cabeza se debían a la sinusitis. Cuando el medicamento no funcionó, los estudios revelaron que Monti, de 47 años, tenía algo que no sería tan fácil de curar. Esposo y padre de cinco, fue diagnosticado con glioblastoma, un tumor cerebral canceroso e incurable que crece rápidamente.
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.
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.
About 200 athletes from the Air Force, Marines, Navy and Army will compete in eight sports, including basketball, swimming and track and field as part of the Department of Defense Wounded Warrior Games in Quantico, Virginia, next month.
John Somerville, a longtime Miami-Dade firefighter, suffered from Parkinson’s disease for years before he died. His widow, Donna, has started a charity for firefighters with Parkinson’s, with the proceeds helping fund research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
We have seen some incredible advances in cosmetic dermatology over the past few years. In addition to new fillers designed for more targeted uses like restoring volume to the mid-face and smoothing super-fine lines, the main area of innovation has been non-invasive fat-melting.
Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said.
Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds — or, at least, hoped to.