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In a YouTube video, the science communicator and author announced that he's recently been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Former Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver has been diagnosed with cancer. But he's campaigning for a cure and "excited" for the future.
The Maryland Democrat said he'd received a preliminary diagnosis of being in remission after undergoing treatments for lymphoma. "I am overwhelmed with gratitude and love," the lawmaker said.
The House Public Health committee passed Senate Bill 109 on Tuesday that requires the Department of Community Health to include glucose monitors as a pharmacy benefit for those with Medicaid.
When a dire disease strikes, it's easy to slip into war terms to describe the experience. But that sort of talk turns life into two outcomes: winning and losing. And that's not the way life works.
The Maryland Democrat, who is in treatment for cancer, credited the musician for inspiring him to wear bandanas while he undergoes chemotherapy.
Dr. Henry Marsh felt comfortable in hospitals — until he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. "I was much less self-assured now that I was a patient myself," he says. His book is And Finally.
A new report shows the pandemic and the overdose crisis helped push down the average life expectancy in the U.S. for a second year in a row.
Fonda announced she had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in September and expected to undergo chemotherapy treatments for six months.