Health

This May 13, 2004 photo shows fashion designer Kate Spade during an interview in New York. Spade was found dead in an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 06, 2018 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The husband and business partner of designer Kate Spade, who died in an apparent suicide, said she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was seeking help during the last five years, "seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito, the dean of the University of Southern California medical school, arrives at the Changing Lives And Creating Cures Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dr. Henri Ford, former vice dean of the USC medical school testified he feared Puliafito, the then-dean, "could be doing drugs" before Puliafito abruptly quit in 2016. Ford's testimony at a Medical Board hearing Tuesday, June 5, 2018, marks the first suggestion that any USC administrator had suspicions about Puliafito's possible drug use. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP, File)
June 06, 2018 - 5:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former vice dean of University of Southern California's medical school testified he feared the then-dean, Dr. Carmen Puliafito, "could be doing drugs" before Puliafito abruptly quit in 2016. Dr. Henri Ford's testimony at a state Medical Board hearing marks the first suggestion...
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June 05, 2018 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to revive a $15 billion plan to pare back spending that has languished on Capitol Hill, the White House on Tuesday dropped a proposal to cut $252 million in leftover funding to fight the Ebola virus in Africa. The move came as President Donald Trump took to Twitter to...
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File-This photo taken Dec. 29, 2017, shows New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman speaking to reporters after a news conference introducing him in East Rutherford, N.J. Gettleman has lymphoma, and says the prognosis for his recovery is “positive.” Gettleman, hired in the offseason to replace Jerry Reese, released a statement Tuesday, June 5, 2018, about his health. He says he recently “underwent an annual physical, during which it was discovered I have lymphoma. Over the past week, I have undergone more testing to determine the course of treatment, which is scheduled to start in the very near future. “The doctor’s outlook for the treatment and the prognosis is positive, and so am I.” (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
June 05, 2018 - 2:06 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has lymphoma and will soon begin treatment, and he said he is encouraged by the prognosis. Gettleman, hired in the offseason to replace Jerry Reese, released a statement Tuesday about his health. He said he recently "...
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June 04, 2018 - 8:05 pm
Dwight Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver whose reception known as "The Catch" sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61. Clark said in March 2017 that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), which attacks cells that...
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FILE- In this May 17, 2018, file photo an American flag hangs above the bell podium on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 04, 2018 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the second consecutive day Monday with technology companies, retailers and household goods companies in the lead. Indexes of technology companies and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies both hit all-time highs. Major technology companies including Google's...
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Lexi Wright left her chair and walked across the stage and down the ramp to accept her diploma at Ravenna High School's graduation on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, to a standing ovation. The Ohio teenager has cerebral palsy and was never expected to be able to walk has shocked her family by doing just that at her high school graduation.(Kevin Graff /Record-Courier via AP)
June 04, 2018 - 4:04 pm
RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager who has cerebral palsy and was never expected to be able to walk has shocked her family by doing just that at her high school graduation. The Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier reports 19-year-old Lexi Wright left her wheelchair and used a walker to cross a stage in...
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This Friday, June 1, 2018 photo shows Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center has suspended all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program following the deaths this year of at least three patients. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center announced Friday, June 1, 2018 that the transplant program will be inactive for 14 days as administrators assess what's gone awry with operations. (Jon Shapely/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 4:21 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has suspended all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program following the deaths this year of at least three patients and the departure of several senior physicians. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center said Friday that the transplant program will be...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Robert Van Hook, convicted of the fatal 1985 strangling and stabbing of David Self, a man he met in a bar in Cincinnati. Attorneys for a condemned killer are asking that their client be spared, saying he experienced a "homosexual panic" of self-revulsion before killing the man he picked up at the Ohio bar. The Ohio Parole Board is scheduled to hear arguments on Thursday, May 24, 2018, for and against Van Hook's clemency request. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
June 01, 2018 - 11:55 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board on Friday recommended against mercy for a death row inmate whose attorneys cite a history of physical and emotional abuse and untreated mental illness that led to him killing a man he picked up at a bar more than 30 years ago. The board's 8-1 decision...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan speaks during an end of season NBA basketball press conference at the BioSteel Centre in Toronto. The National Basketball Players Association has hired its first director of mental health and wellness. Dr. William D. Parham will oversee the union's new program designed to help members with mental health issues. Earlier this season, NBA stars Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers and DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors revealed issues they've struggle with on and off the court. Love detailed his experience with panic attacks and anxiety. DeRozan talked about battles with depression. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Basketball Players Association has hired its first director of mental health and wellness. Dr. William D. Parham will oversee the union's new program designed to help members with mental health issues. The program will be headquartered in Los Angeles. NBPA Executive...
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