Diagnosis and treatment

FILE - In this March 27, 2008, file photo, an aerial view of the Pentagon. The Army is putting together a series of new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders. The move is an effort to grappling with an embarrassing rash of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
September 24, 2017 - 8:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling with an embarrassing series of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers, the Army is putting together new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders. The programs stem from a broader worry across the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2009, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens during remarks of the Fiscal Responsibility Summit, hosted by President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Longtime friends and advisers of McCain say they’re not surprised by his decision in September 2017 to oppose a last-ditch Republican effort to overhaul the nation’s health care law. McCain objected to the legislation in part because Senate GOP leaders wanted a vote without holding hearings or debate.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)
September 23, 2017 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain faced a choice that balanced friendship, party loyalty and his convictions. He made the decision some of his closest advisers expected. Looking at the twilight of his career and a grim cancer diagnosis, the Republican senator from Arizona who prides himself on an...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2017 file photo provided by Sonya Nelson, Life Lynn DeKlyen lies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. Sonya Nelson says her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Her mother, Carrie DeKlyen who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life to give birth to Life Lynn, her sixth child, died Sept. 9, 2017. DeKlyen chose to forgo clinical trials and chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy. (Nick DeKlyen/Courtesy of Sonya Nelson via AP File)
September 21, 2017 - 1:37 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A tiny preemie whose gravely ill mother had hoped to save her by shunning chemotherapy during pregnancy has died, a relative said Thursday. Sonya Nelson said her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life's mother,...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, Paul "Rip" Connell, CEO of Private Clinic North, a methadone clinic, shows a 35-mg liquid dose of methadone at the clinic in Rossville, Ga. The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles, File)
September 20, 2017 - 7:09 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty...
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In this Aug. 15, 2017 photo, Dr. Razelle Kurzrock poses for a portrait in her office in San Diego. Immunotherapy is the hottest thing in cancer treatment, but it's not for everyone. It can put some very advanced, thought-to-be-terminal cancers into remission, but for some unlucky folks, it can make their cancer much worse. Gene tests now are helping reveal who is most likely to benefit. "These are the patients we used to be very depressed about," thinking they couldn't be helped, said Kurzrock. "Now when we see those types of patients, we're really excited,” because there are so many ways for the immune system to recognize the cancer cells as abnormal. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 20, 2017 - 1:13 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn't do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged. The reason: People with the...
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In this Aug. 15, 2017 photo, Dr. Razelle Kurzrock poses for a portrait in her office in San Diego. Immunotherapy is the hottest thing in cancer treatment, but it's not for everyone. It can put some very advanced, thought-to-be-terminal cancers into remission, but for some unlucky folks, it can make their cancer much worse. Gene tests now are helping reveal who is most likely to benefit. "These are the patients we used to be very depressed about," thinking they couldn't be helped, said Kurzrock. "Now when we see those types of patients, we're really excited,” because there are so many ways for the immune system to recognize the cancer cells as abnormal. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 20, 2017 - 1:13 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn't do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged. The reason: People with the...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:40 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler combining three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis. The FDA late Monday approved sales of Trelegy Ellipta, developed jointly by GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Innoviva Inc. It...
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September 18, 2017 - 6:40 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that pharmaceutical companies agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction. The Republican governor made the announcement in Trenton, shortly after he convened a meeting of the...
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September 17, 2017 - 12:01 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Ethan Stone is an adorable 2-year-old boy with an explosion of brown, curly hair. That his body was covered by tubes and wires helping him breathe did nothing to diminish his enthusiastic play with a mobile above his hospital bed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. His...
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