| Mar 5, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood.
Since January, severe winter storms forced the cancellation of 850 blood drives, causing blood supplies to fall to critical levels across the nation.
"It means 32,000 blood donations that...
| Dec 24, 2010
| 6:39 PM
Many little girls ask for a pony for Christmas, but it's a gift that most of them will never get. But for a little girl from Independence with a serious illness, that Christmas wish has come true.
Lucy Herod's mother says that she can't think of...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 10:41 PM
Question: What is an eye stroke?
Answer: According to Dr. Eleanor E. Faye, M.D., FACS, “The term “eye stroke” is misleading. The word “stroke” in diagnosing such an eye condition is not scientific and has other...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:44 AM
A dozen Petoskey based blood collection workers joined hundreds of others from around the state and region today, Wednesday, as they walked off the job.
Last week, the Lansing-based Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 459,...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 7:18 AM
Differences over employee health benefits could send hundreds of Red Cross nurses and blood collection workers to the picket lines next week. The strike would not impact the Northern Lower Michigan chapter in Petoskey.
While the strike would not...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 2:19 PM
An innovative UCF scientist has helped land two NIH grants totaling $5.5 million, the University of Central Florida announced Friday. The National Institutes of Health funding will be used to research a better treatment for hemophilia, the life-...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:41 PM
Hurricane Irene is shaping up to become a large flooding operation for the American Red Cross. This includes ensuring there is a sufficient blood supply for the constant need as well as any special needs caused the by the disaster. The storm has...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 3:04 PM
Some time this weekend before their teams line up in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday night, Virginia's Mike London and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and their families will meet and explore a bond that extends far beyond football — the health of...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 3:09 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is a man of faith. But he wasn't looking for his doctor's prayers while sick in a hospital bed, suffering from a mysterious condition that sent sharp pains under his left rib and caused him to quickly lose more than...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 1:51 PM
So much for a vacation-or so it seemed.
With their bags packed for Birmingham, Joan and John Phegley had their car ready to depart Terre Haute for the deep south just as baseball's short All-Star break was drawing to a close.
A quick ring of the phone...
| Dec 28, 2008
Ihave leukemia. Those must be among the most frightening words in the English language. My particular form of the disease, called acute myeloid leukemia, was diagnosed a few weeks ago. It was a shock but not a complete surprise. About a year ago, I was...
| Nov 23, 2008
In the early hours of July 15, 2006, Crystal Marshall, 17, cried out for her mother.
A nurse at Psychiatric Solution Inc.'s Cumberland Hospital in New Kent, Va., rushed to the girl's side as she began vomiting. Her head snapped to the right. Her legs...