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After losing her nursing job to a disease, a young woman turns a hobby into a business.

Latest Stories Andy Staples: Florida State's Fisher joins fight for cure of rare bone disorderupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 16:29:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- During an interview in Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher's office on National Signing Day in February, Fisher's cell phone wouldn't stop ringing. On a day when the Seminoles landed one of the nation's top classes, the persistent caller wasn't a recruit. As the phone kept ringing, Fisher excused himself and answered.

Study: No health risks at Samsung factoriesupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 00:44:00

A health study on the working conditions at Samsung Electronics' semiconductor factories concluded Thursday that there are no health risks posed at South Korean workers, disappointing former employees battling the electronics giant and government agencies for compensation.

Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller diesupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 00:09:00

Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Feller died Wednesday night in Cleveland, Ohio, of acute leukemia, according to a statement from the Cleveland Indians. He was 92.

Researchers report possible HIV infection cure; others cite dangersupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 12:18:00

Researchers in Germany are reporting that they may have cured a man of HIV infection. If true, that would represent a scientific advance, but not necessarily a treatment advance, said researchers familiar with the work.

Your baby can save a lifeupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 17:09:00

When Leidy Sanchez and her husband, Carlos Reyes, went to the hospital last week to deliver their baby, a nurse got her a gown, hooked her up to a fetal monitor and asked an unexpected question: Would they like to donate cells from their baby's umbilical cord blood to a public bank?

Are there any treatments for acute myelogenous leukemia?updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 14:49:00

Is there anything currently in trials for the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia that can help my father, who has had triple-bypass surgery and is 81 years old? Rihanna Mourns Shannon Tavarezupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 14:11:00

"Way too soon ... keep her family in your prayers," the pop star says of the young Broadway star who died Shannon Tavarez Diesupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 12:30:00

Alicia Keys and Rihanna had supported the young Lion King star in her cancer fight

More Vietnam War vets eligible for Agent Orange benefitsupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 19:57:00

The government has started distributing additional benefits for Agent Orange exposure to Vietnam War veterans who qualify under liberalized rules, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday.

LFO singer dies after battle with leukemiaupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 11:59:00

Rich Cronin of the 1990s boy band LFO has died, his bandmate told CNN Wednesday.

New evidence linking mouse virus and chronic fatigueupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 20:10:00

A federal study published Monday raises further questions about a possible link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and a mouse virus.

Cord blood stem cells help meet minority marrow needsupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 12:39:00

Diana Tirpak was so sure her leukemia was going to kill her, she bought a suit for her husband, Jake, to wear at her funeral. Jasmina's Mom Hurt, but Thankful for Rihanna's Involvementupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 14:28:00

Thea Anema denies that she Tweeted that the singer was using her daughter for publicity Rihanna Pays Tribute to Leukemia Victim Jasminaupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 15:50:00

The singer remembers the 6-year-old as "very free, fun spirited" Mourners Bid Farewell to Rihanna's Little Pal Jasmina Anemaupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 17:34:00

The 6-year-old girl succumbed to leukemia last week after an heroic battle Rihanna's Pal Jasmina Anema Succumbs to Leukemiaupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 16:29:00

The spunky 6-year-old who captured hearts is at rest after a yearlong battle Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Son Helps Him Deal with Cancer Diagnosisupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 08:26:00

The sports legend's middle son Amir is a medical student who can give advice NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Has Cancerupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 13:53:00

The retired Laker center is being treated for chronic myeloid leukemia

Abdul-Jabbar battles cancerupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 11:35:00

Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is going public with his fight against a rare form of leukemia.

Basketball great Abdul-Jabbar has cancerupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 11:35:00

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the greatest college and professional basketball players of all time, says he has been diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.

Pregnant with cancer -- One woman's choice to put treatment on holdupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 09:52:00

My son is not a hugger. He's almost 2 years old, and I can count on one hand the times he's squeezed his chubby arms around my neck (they all involve my husband running the vacuum). I'm okay with this because on the rare occasion when I do get a hug, I get very emotional. I imagine most moms experience these my-heart-might-burst moments when a seconds-long embrace makes them feel like the luckiest person in the world. But for me, it's a little different. A little sweeter. And I am a lot luckier. See, I wasn't supposed to have a baby. I'm a cancer patient. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), a slow-moving form of blood cancer. I'm in remission, thanks to a medication I take every day that states right smack on the bottle: Do not get pregnant while taking this drug. But I did. Then I stopped my lifesaving medication and endured nine long months of what-ifs: What if the brief exposure to the drug affects the baby? What if my cancer comes back? What

Could childhood chemo cause heart problems for an adult?updated: Wed Jul 15 2009 09:43:00

My husband had childhood leukemia, and his ejection fraction [the capacity at which the heart is pumping] has steadily declined over the last few years, the most recent results showed 39 percent, apparently as a result of the chemo he received. What treatments or medications are available for this? He is only 35 years old, which seems so young for heart problems.

Minorities wait long for matchupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 14:56:00

Minorities hoping for a bone marrow match may have longer to wait because so few are on the register.

For minorities, the wait for a bone marrow match can be longupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 14:56:00

In May, Denise Bertholin got married. She wore a white dress and carried beautiful lilies. She and her groom, Matt Braun, said "I do" in front of family and friends. Aaron Curry: 2009 NFL Draft Diary, Entry No. 5updated: Wed Apr 22 2009 16:14:00

This is Aaron Curry's fifth and final draft diary entry -- the others can be found here -- but it's not the end of the chronicle of his experience. writer Ted Keith, who spoke to Curry for these entries, will be with Curry all weekend in New York. Be sure to check for behind-the-scenes blog posts on Saturday and a longer feature next week on Curry's big weekend in the Big Apple. Rihanna Pays Special Visit to Sick Fanupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 15:42:00

"It breaks my heart to see her go through this," she says of young Jasmina, who needs a bone marrow donor

Rocker inspired by cancer fightupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 13:10:00

Andrew McMahon always wanted to be a rock star. When his band, Jack's Mannequin, started touring in spring 2005, the unexpected happened.

Coping with cancerupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 13:10:00

Nicole Lapin profiles Jack's Mannequin vocalist Andrew McMahon, who is raising awareness for cancer research. Jonas Brothers Help Little Girl's Dream Come Trueupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 14:52:00

The trio pay a special visit to a 9-year-old girl battling an aggressive form of leukemia

What do you know about new MS treatment?updated: Wed Feb 25 2009 09:55:00

I am an MS [multiple sclerosis] patient and I have just about had it with my Rebif injections. I've heard about a new leukemia drug used to treat the beginning stages of MS. I think it's called Campath 1H. Are there any other medications you would recommend for early stage MS? Thank you.

Man appears free of HIV after stem cell transplantupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 16:51:00

A 42-year-old HIV patient with leukemia appears to have no detectable HIV in his blood and no symptoms after a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to the virus that causes AIDS, according to a report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Rihanna Helps 5-Year-Old Fan Look for Bone Marrow Donorupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 10:22:00

A transplant is the little girl's only chance for survival

Life-threatening illness helps couple get money smartupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 11:16:00

At age 23 and fresh out of college, Eliot Kohan was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. He was told he had four months to live.

Day care decreases leukemia riskupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 13:02:00

An analysis of 14 studies shows children who attend day care or play groups decrease their risk of developing the most common type of childhood leukemia by 30 percent. The analysis bolsters the theory that children exposed to common infections early in life gain protection from the disease. The research was presented in April 2008 at the Causes and Prevention of Childhood Leukemia conference in London. Holden Kushner: Cliff Lee went from zero to heroupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 17:13:00

Indians ace Cliff Lee entered spring training having to battle for the last spot in the Cleveland rotation. He won that job in the final week before the start of the season and has yet to look back. Currently leading the majors in wins (21) and ERA (2.28), Lee sat down to talk about his miraculous season, a horrendous 2007 and the inspiration he draws from his son Jaxon, who beat Leukemia as an infant. Rihanna Helps N.Y.C Mom Find Bone Marrow Donorupdated: Sun Feb 24 2008 20:22:00

It's been a busy week for Rihanna, but when the Grammy-winning singer learned about a leukemia-stricken New York City mom of two who desperately needs a marrow transplant, she immediately stepped forward to help.

The plight of Iraqi childrenupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 14:23:00

The Iraqi Red Crescent struggles to help the country's poor, sick and displaced. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.

Iraq's new crisis: Moms, dads abandoning kidsupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 14:23:00

The head of Iraq's main humanitarian group said an 18-year-old approached him with a baby suffering from leukemia. The desperate mother said she'd do "anything" for treatment for her child -- and then offered herself up for sex.

The pollution next doorupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 18:25:00

A mother wonders if hazardous chemicals in the air in her neighborhood contributed to her son's contracting leukemia.

Mother fears 'stinky neighborhood' caused son's cancerupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 18:25:00

Six-year-old Valentin Marroquin went from being apparently healthy one moment to battling leukemia the next. As his mother Rosario Marroquin started searching for answers, she kept coming back to their Houston, Texas, neighborhood, and the stench that often envelops it.

Boy battling leukemia launches mission to save livesupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 20:17:00

Only a year after he was diagnosed with leukemia, 12-year-old Pat Pedraja began a one-kid mission to change the makeup of the nation's bone marrow registry.

China recalls tainted leukemia drugs; returns tainted porkupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 03:34:00

China has recalled two tainted leukemia drugs tied to "adverse reactions" in patients, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Sunday.

Five must-do's when a loved one is ill updated: Fri Sep 14 2007 09:45:00

One day in the hospital, Vladimir Atryzek overheard a nurse mention that his daughter, Molly, needed to have some bone marrow extracted. The nurse said she would be preparing Molly immediately for the potentially painful procedure.

CNNMoney: Former Fed board member Gramlich diesupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 02:53:00

Edward Gramlich, a former member of the Federal Reserve board who raised warnings about the housing boom, died Wednesday of leukemia. He was 68. Michael Silver: Walsh looks back on a most fortuitous catchupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 04:32:00

(Editor's Note: This is a reprint of a story first published in January 2007.) Tom Verducci: Lester's comeback a feel-good storyupdated: Tue Jul 24 2007 04:36:00

Take heart, weary sports fans. There is good news in your morning newspaper, if you can get past the referee betting scandal in the NBA, the Bad Newz about Michael Vick contributing to the rogue state that is the NFL, steroids in golf and Barry Bonds trying to become the all-time home run champion under the threat of a federal indictment.

CNNMoney: Millennium jumps on positive blood cancer drug studiesupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 03:52:00

The market for blood cancer treatment is heating up. And that could result in a David versus Goliath face-off, or a potentially potent partnership.

Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas diesupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 22:35:00

Republican Sen. Craig Thomas of Wyoming, who had been battling leukemia since November, died Monday night at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, a family spokesperson told CNN. He was 74. Super storyupdated: Wed Jan 31 2007 15:28:00

Grant Brackett wanted his brother Gary to buy a Porsche. Gary bought a Yukon. This is why I love Gary Brackett. Something to think aboutupdated: Wed Jan 10 2007 10:51:00

As he battles leukemia and comes to terms with, in his words, "the final stage of life," Bill Walsh has been doing a lot of reminiscing. For all of the football moments in his memory bank -- and given that Walsh is one of the NFL's greatest-ever coaches, and pro football's preeminent franchise-builder, there are many -- one image, in particular, has retained its high-def clarity.

CNNMoney: Once-feared drug is Celgene's winnerupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 12:24:00

Celgene, the drug company that's cornered the market for blood cancer treatment, continues to wow investors with its constantly climbing stock price, and analysts expect the good times to keep rolling.

Ed Bradley of '60 Minutes' dies of leukemiaupdated: Thu Nov 09 2006 12:21:00

Ed Bradley, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent whose probing questions and deceptively relaxed interviewing manner graced some of that show's most notable reports, has died. He was 65.

'This wasn't a job for him, it was his life'updated: Mon Aug 14 2006 17:25:00

Dan Young, director of CNN/US's field operations, died Sunday after a battle with leukemia. He was 47. During 24 years at CNN, he worked as a photographer on some of the biggest and most dangerous assignments of his time.

CNNMoney: Celgene blood cancer drug combo gets FDA approvalupdated: Fri Jun 30 2006 08:39:00

The FDA approved a drug combo from Celgene that slows the spread of blood cancer, the biotech said, which could help push the treatment to blockbuster status.

CNNMoney: Bristol's leukemia drug gets FDA approvalupdated: Thu Jun 29 2006 08:27:00

The FDA approved a new leukemia drug from the Bristol-Myers Squibb, the company said.

CNNMoney: Once-feared Thalomid gets another thumbs upupdated: Mon Jun 05 2006 17:29:00

Thalomid, formerly the bane of the pharmaceutical industry as a dangerous pregnancy painkiller, has gotten a second life and could help fast-growing Celgene corner the market as a blood cancer treatment.

CNNMoney: Novartis improves on blood cancer treatmentsupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 20:42:00

Patients suffering from blood cancer originating in bone marrow survived nearly 90 percent of the time when taking Novartis's blockbuster cancer drug Gleevec, researchers announced Saturday, compared to a survival rate of about 50 percent with other treatments.

CNNMoney: Celgene boosted by drug feared in '60supdated: Fri May 26 2006 12:06:00

Celgene, the fastest-growing tech company in the pharmaceutical industry, owes much of its success to a drug that was once the bane of the pharmaceutical industry.

Duchess of York Talkasia Transcriptupdated: Fri Jan 27 2006 02:52:00

Duchess of York (Sarah Ferguson): DY Lorraine Hahn: LH

Stem cells proving popular giftupdated: Mon Dec 19 2005 05:57:00

It may not be your average Christmas present or gift for a newborn baby, but a British-based company says grandparents looking for a gift with a twist are increasingly investing in stem cells for their grandchildren.

Fortune: JUDGING ALITOupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 00:01:00

JUST HOURS after President Bush nominated Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court, the predictable rush to judgment began. Pro-life leaders called Alito a fast train to a world without Roe v....

Surprise benefit of unexpected diagnosisupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 14:59:00

It was November 11, 2001, two months after the day the world changed for most Americans, that Erin Zammett's perfect world imploded.

CNNMoney: FDA reviews status of cancer drugsupdated: Tue Nov 08 2005 17:25:00

FDA advisors scrutinized a raft of cancer drug data this week, including Pfizer's Celebrex and other drugs that have been on the market for years, even as the drug market for cancer, the nation's second-biggest killer, is ramping up.

CNNMoney: Coming boom in cancer drugs.updated: Mon Nov 07 2005 12:05:00

FDA advisors are scrutinizing a raft of cancer drug data this week, including Pfizer's Celebrex, in the latest indication that the drug market is baby-booming for America's second-biggest killer, cancer.

Earlier predictions from Vision usersupdated: Thu Jun 30 2005 05:13:00

Here is what some of you predicted would happen in the next 10 or 20 years. Got a vision? E-mail it to us at Vision. Please keep your e-mail to 100-150 words, include your first and last name and where you are from, to increase the likelihood of it being published.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 15:24:00

A medical first

Study: Children near power lines may face higher cancer riskupdated: Fri Jun 03 2005 06:02:00

Children who live close to high-voltage overhead power lines may be at an increased risk of leukemia, a British study has suggested.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Mar 25 2005 14:35:00

That's six Ulongs gone in a row on CBS' "Survivor: Palau."

Then and Now: Geraldine Ferraroupdated: Thu Feb 10 2005 16:19:00

Geraldine Ferraro, the first and only woman nominated to the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party, remains an inspiration to women aspiring to success in all walks of life.

Fourth day in hospital for Arafatupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 03:28:00

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat began a fourth day in a Paris hospital Monday after three days of medical tests to determine the extent of his illness.

Third day of medical tests for Arafatupdated: Sun Oct 31 2004 07:26:00

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was undergoing a third day of medical exams at a Paris hospital Sunday to determine the extent of his illness.

Questions swirl around Arafat's healthupdated: Sat Oct 30 2004 09:37:00

The Palestine Liberation Organization said Yasser Arafat was getting better Saturday as the ailing Palestinian leader underwent medical examination at a Paris hospital, but sources close to the Palestinian leadership raised the possibility that his era as a leader may be coming to an end.

Ailing Arafat undergoing tests in Parisupdated: Fri Oct 29 2004 00:41:00

An ailing Yasser Arafat has arrived at a Paris military hospital for treatment of a blood disorder after leaving his West Bank compound for the first time in nearly three years.

Doctor: Arafat has blood platelet deficiencyupdated: Thu Oct 28 2004 14:09:00

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is suffering from a blood platelet deficiency and is being moved to Paris for additional tests to determine its cause, one of his doctors said Thursday.

Kolousek in hospital with leukemiaupdated: Wed May 05 2004 12:05:00

Slavia Prague playmaker and former Czech international Vaclav Kolousek has been taken to hospital with acute leukemia, the club have reported on its website.

Money Magazine: What's Eating You How to cope with investing risk when everything seems uncertainupdated: Sat Dec 01 2001 00:01:00

Just two years ago, when stocks were soaring, the concept of risk meant little to most investors. The greatest risk, it seemed, was that you might bump into somebody at a barbecue who was getting r...


Best invention that'll change life as we know it. Enjoy your home? Sure you do. But how about one that turns on lights, heats your dinner and tells you the neighbor stopped by while you were out? I...

Fortune: 'The Future Of Cancer Treatment'updated: Mon Jul 23 2001 00:01:00

Cancer's Waterloo is, alas, not at hand. Thirty years and billions of research dollars after Congress officially declared war on cancer by passing the National Cancer Act (opening the door for a ra...

Fortune: Why These Biotechs Are As Hot As Net Stocks Wall Street's betting big on a genetic technology that burned it badly before. Monocupdated: Mon Jan 10 2000 00:01:00

Idec Pharmaceuticals, a San Diego biotech company, is hardly a household name. But that's not stopping investors. Its new drug, Rituxan, is rapidly becoming a key weapon in the war against lymphoma...

Fortune: Can Leukemia Stop Harry Pearce From Running GM? He's working nearly full-time after a punishing transplant put updated: Mon May 10 1999 00:01:00

A pair of signs outside vice chairman Harry Pearce's door on the 39th floor of General Motors' corporate headquarters in Detroit read: STOP. IF YOU HAVE A COLD, FLU, OR UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION,...

Fortune: CELL SUICIDE THE BIRTH OF A MEGA-MARKETupdated: Mon May 15 1995 00:01:00

For 11 lonely years cell biologist L. David Tomei toiled away in the Columbus labs of Ohio State University, exploring a process known as apoptosis--programmed cell death, in which the body divides...

Fortune: DO CELLULAR PHONES CAUSE CANCER? One researcher for Motorola wouldn't use them more than 30 minutes a day. But there's an appallupdated: Mon Mar 08 1993 00:01:00

THE BOTTOM LINE of all the hullabaloo over whether cellular phones cause brain cancer: Nobody knows. Why not? Because -- as with electromagnetic radiation from other sources like video display term...

Money Magazine: THE MONEY CHARITY HONOR ROLL The 10 winners on our list spend your contributions wisely year after year.updated: Sun Dec 01 1991 00:01:00

Before giving money to a charity, you surely want to feel confident that the group will put your dollars to good use. The exclusive MONEY honor roll of the 10 best-managed large U.S. charities (pre...

Fortune: CAN POWER LINES GIVE YOU CANCER? The returns aren't in on possible risks from common electromagnetic fields, but utilities and Vupdated: Mon Dec 31 1990 00:01:00

IN NOVEMBER, 65% of the voters in Washington's Whatcom County approved a measure limiting construction of new high-voltage power lines. Last summer a citizens' group in Monmouth County, New Jersey,...

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