| Oct 31, 2012
| 2:20 PM
NORFOLK — He moves more slowly and speaks more quietly than folks remember, but there's nothing wrong with C.J. Woollum's mind, or his appetite, as he wages the most difficult battle of his life.
Woollum, the longtime face of Christopher Newport...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:27 PM
A 28-year old woman dying from terminal brain cancer was still locked in a legal battle Thursday with her religious, Korean immigrant parents--because Grace Lee wants her ventilator and feeding tube removed, so she can die in peace.
| Aug 22, 2012
| 1:15 PM
The McKenna Claire Foundation has just taken another bold step toward fighting pediatric brain cancer, and now the words of Rex Hudler are stuck in my head again.
Hudler, the former TV color commentator for the Angels, had a homespun phrase that he would...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Indiana's first neuroscience center will soon open.
A special ceremony was held Friday at the new Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center on West 16th Street.
Beginning Monday, the center will treat Alzheimer's disease, brain tumors, epilepsy,...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Darrell Laurant, the Lynchburg News & Advance columnist, writer, and author, suffered a stroke on June 8. This is his story, written especially for Our Health.
In its most common usage, the word "stroke" conjures images that are smooth and gentle --...
| Aug 28, 2012
Peering intently at the tiny white smudge in their baby's brain scan, Sue and Ben Erickson could see that the image did not reveal the miracle they had prayed for.
The cancer still lurked, though it had shrunk significantly after five rounds of...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations, died Sunday. He was 82.
Specter, who announced...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Just hours before the 2012 NFL season kicked off, a new study suggested that professional football players were three times more likely to have neurodegenerative diseases than the general population.
When researchers specifically looked at Alzheimer's...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:10 AM
It's one of the most common birth defects, but chances are you haven't heard of Hydrocephalus. Donna West hadn't either, until her baby daughter Willow was diagnosed with the condition.
"We were scared, we cried. We definitely looked at her wanting to...
| Sep 13, 2012
Inside the human skull lies a 3-pound mystery. The brain — a command center composed of tens of billions of branching neurons — controls who we are, what we do and how we feel.
"It's the most amazing information structure anybody has ever...
| Sep 13, 2012
When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted.
And the hope is they'll also be more...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:32 PM
(Reuters) - People who drink heavily - at least four drinks a day - may be at risk of suffering a brain hemorrhage at a relatively early age, according to a French study.
Researchers whose findings were published in the journal Neurology focused on...