WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 35 million people around the world are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, says the most in-depth attempt yet to assess the brain-destroying illness — and it’s an ominous forecast as the population grays.
For a sports fan, this September is a bit like Christmas. The NFL season is starting, and the speed, power and grace of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is on display. At the U.S. Open, Serena Williams tore through the field as usual, before self-destructing. Baseball is heading toward the playoffs; the superhuman Albert Pujols has a shot at the Triple Crown. The majestic Michael Jordan was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame, and it won’t be long before Kobe and LeBron are back on the floor.
CHICAGO — From Facebook to YouTube to personal blogs, future doctors are crossing the line — and getting in trouble.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus heard some encouraging words today from a key centrist Democrat as he opened the second day of a committee meeting to debate and vote on his sweeping health overhaul bill.
CHICAGO — Three years after she made medical history and was freed from painful insulin injections, 9-year-old Lilly Jaffe is just beginning to understand how much her story changed the course of diabetes research and treatment.
DUBLIN, Texas — For Dr Pepper drinkers, this is mecca.
WASHINGTON — Historic health care legislation could be on the floor of both houses of Congress as early as mid-October as Democrats work to answer President Barack Obama’s call for greater protections for those who have unreliable insurance or no coverage at all.