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McCain treated for torn Achilles tendon

Even as he continues to be a thorn in the side of the Trump administration, Sen. John McCain has problems with his heel: he was treated over the weekend for a torn Achilles tendon.... Read more»

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Johnson & Johnson hit with $417M talc-ovarian cancer verdict

A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay damages of $417 million to a 62-year-old woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on years of using the company’s baby powder for feminine hygiene.... Read more»

As McCain begins treatment, fellow POW reminisces, expresses hope

When Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor recently to lecture his colleagues about governing, it reminded John Fer of similar conversations he’d had with McCain – in a North Vietnamese prison.... Read more»

McCain’s brain cancer renews attention to possible Agent Orange connection

For years, Vietnam vets and their widows have been pushing the VA to extend benefits to those exposed to the toxic herbicide and later stricken with glioblastoma. The VA has said no, but advocates hope the agency will now revisit the issue. ... Read more»

What to know about glioblastoma, the brain cancer afflicting Sen. McCain

Glioblastoma, the cancer U.S. Sen. John McCain was recently diagnosed with, is an aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Learn more about the disease.... Read more»

Az researchers look to dogs to advance cancer treatments

One out of every three dogs is affected by cancer and of those, more than half of them will die from the disease. And treating cancer isn’t cheap. Treatments can include chemotherapy, surgery and radiation – with costs ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.... Read more»

'No other water' — Navajo drinking from uranium-contaminated wells

Residents of Sanders, Ariz. residents know their water contains dangerously high amounts of uranium, but with no other source — they are still using it.... Read more»

Doubts raised about chemical stew in fragrances used in consumer products

For decades, fragrance makers have insisted on treating their recipes as trade secrets, even as complaints about negative health effects have become more common. ... Read more»

Special treatment for firefighters with cancer? Some states say yes

Nearly three dozen states allow firefighters with cancer to qualify for job-related disability benefits without having to prove a direct link between their illness and their job — something cities and counties oppose as too costly. ... Read more»

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Carly Fiorina's fuzzy claims about vaccines

Carly Fiorina recently said some unnamed vaccine-preventable diseases are “not communicable” and “not contagious,” and some immunizations are not “necessary” for school-age children. The fact is that every immunization recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention covers a highly communicable disease.... Read more»

Parents demand marijuana treatment for epileptic kids

An ever-growing lobby of tenacious parents are pushing politicians to legalize medical marijuana for children with epilepsy and other serious conditions. ... Read more»

Federal pot ban leaves states to craft their own MMJ rules

Every state regulates medical marijuana differently. The result is wide disparities across the country, including everything from lab testing to costs. ... Read more»

To boost health, rehab sometimes starts before cancer treatment

Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say. But insurance coverage for cancer “prehabilitation,” as it’s called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rather than treat existing ones.... Read more»

Meat and Steele at Smokin' Showdown fundraiser

Barbecue brisket, beer and live music on the plaza of Hotel Congress on Saturday will be the attractions at a fundraiser for the Steele Children's Research Center. Seven local chefs will vie for the title of the Old Pueblo’s Pitmaster, and support the search for effective treatments for pediatric cancer and diabetes.... Read more»

Cancer risks high for firefighters, even higher for minorities

A new study has found that firefighters have a greater than average risk of developing some types of cancer, and that black and Latino firefighters face the highest risk of all.... Read more»

Chile is harvesting Latin America's 1st legal medical marijuana

Chile aims to harvest enough pot to make cannabis oil for 200 cancer patients.... Read more»

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