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Yoga poses for what ails youupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 11:36:00

When Dr. Carolyn LaFleur was in a car accident six years ago, she couldn't move her neck for a year and a half, she had terrible pain in her hip, and she would get headaches at her temples.

Airport security scans: What would your doctor do?updated: Thu Mar 31 2011 11:23:00

I was in the security line at an airport a few months ago when I watched a fellow passenger do something I'd never seen done before: He dissed the scan.

Bill: TSA screening is sexual assaultupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 11:23:00

A bill proposes to make some airport security pat-downs and body scans sexual assault. WMUR reports.

Cancer 'always in the back of my mind' for 3-time survivorupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 08:10:00

Jasan Zimmerman remembers running into his room, burying his head under a pillow and saying he didn't want to die. His mother chased after him and told him, "I'm not going to let you die."

'Angels' fight cancer with cars, planesupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 17:02:00

For years, Kathy Broussard flew her single-engine Piper Cherokee across Texas, bringing critically ill patients to Houston for life-saving medical treatments.

CNN Hero: Kathy Broussardupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 17:02:00

Kathy Broussard started a program to give free flights and rides to critically ill patients going to Houston.

Diagnosed with cancerupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 09:39:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen tells us what everyone should know about cancer.

Study: Selenium not effective against lung cancerupdated: Sat Jun 05 2010 09:54:00

Contrary to previous research, the supplement selenium does not reduce the risk of developing lung cancer, a new study shows.

For cancer survivors, yoga may boost energy and aid sleepupdated: Thu May 20 2010 18:49:00

Cancer survivors often feel fatigued and have trouble sleeping for months -- or even years -- after their last chemotherapy or radiation session. Now, a new study shows that yoga can help them sleep better, feel more energized, and cut back on sleeping medications.

FSB: A cheaper way to scan for cancerupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 13:44:00

Greg Colip had a comfortable life as a Houston attorney specializing in the oil-and-gas industry. He never thought he'd become an expert in cancer screening. That changed when a friend arranged a quick chat with Jerry Bryant, a local scientist, in a hotel lobby. That led to the creation of Cell>Point, a company that plans to deliver a cheaper and more effective way to detect tumors in 2010.

Breast 'awareness' trumps self-exams, docs sayupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 11:45:00

A vacation to Washington nearly a decade ago led to a life-changing revelation for Kathi Cordsen. Passing by a breast cancer awareness event, her mother blurted it out: Her doctor had just confirmed that she had breast cancer.

Mammogram study draws fireupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 11:45:00

Advocacy groups disagree with new guidelines about mammograms for women in their 40s. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Task force opposes routine mammograms for women age 40-49updated: Tue Nov 17 2009 11:19:00

Women in their 40s should not get routine mammograms for early detection of breast cancer, according to updated guidelines set forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Many breast cancer surgery survivors report lingering painupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 15:42:00

Almost half of women who have breast cancer surgery still have pain or numbness two to three years later, according to a new study. Women younger than 40 who receive lumpectomies are at the greatest risk.

Mickelson's mother diagnosed with cancerupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 14:32:00

Golfer Phil Mickelson's mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer, less than two months after his wife learned she was also suffering from the disease -- the San Diego Union-Tribune reported on its Web site.

People.com: Phil Mickelson's Mom Diagnosed with Cancer Weeks After His Wifeupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 10:27:00

The news comes after the golfer temporarily bowed out of the tour to be with his wife

Gene variations could predict ovarian cancer riskupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 09:25:00

Variations within women's genes could predict risk for ovarian cancer, a new study has found.

Ovarian cancer survival linked to two key proteinsupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 17:49:00

The chances of surviving ovarian cancer appear to vary dramatically depending on the levels of two tumor proteins, suggesting that this type of cancer may have a more nuanced outlook than the grim statistics indicate.

Alternating mammograms, MRIs may be best for high-risk womenupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 10:44:00

Women at high risk for breast cancer are generally advised to have one mammogram and one magnetic resonance image scan every year, and they usually schedule them around the same time, along with a hands-on examination by a doctor. The idea is to get three different views of what's going on in the breasts.

Cancer rates fall, but lung cancer still problematic, report saysupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 16:07:00

Rates of new cancer diagnoses and deaths for U.S. men and women have fallen for the first time, according to a new report from leading cancer and medical research organizations.

A head-to-toe look at breast cancer's real effectsupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 09:07:00

Let's face it: Your mom, your sister-in-law, your co-worker, your best friend from college -- someone you know has had breast cancer. Someone you care about has sat white-faced, clutching the kitchen phone, or in a doctor's office, and gotten the scary news that every woman dreads -- news that one out of eight of us will hear in our lifetime, 250,000 of us this year alone.

Kennedy talk called good signupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 16:01:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about what it's like to operate on a brain.

SI.com: Jim Trotter: Texans' owner McNair a horseman with heartupdated: Fri May 02 2008 11:25:00

Houston Texans patriarch Bob McNair is everything an owner of a professional sports team should be: involved without being meddlesome, supportive without being overbearing. He is self-made, smart and enlightened. The next time he is overcome by ego will be the first.

Time.com: Lung Cancer Genes Identifiedupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 11:00:00

Why do some smokers get cancer and others don't? Scientists have discovered two genetic variants that may be the reason

Time.com: Cancer Deaths Up By 5,000updated: Wed Feb 20 2008 08:00:00

U.S. cancer deaths rose by more than 5,000 in 2005, a somewhat disappointing reversal of a two-year downward trend, the American Cancer Society reported

Time.com: High-Dose Chemo Doesn't Help Breast Cancerupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 14:25:00

A new study shows that this once-popular breast-cancer therapy proves ineffective

Researcher sets saltwater on fireupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 14:08:00

Last winter, inventor John Kanzius was already attempting one seemingly impossible feat -- building a machine to cure cancer with radio waves -- when his device inadvertently succeeded in another: He made saltwater catch fire.

New tumor sorting may aid lung cancer patientsupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 03:19:00

Thousands more lung cancer patients each year could be offered surgery or other aggressive therapy under a new system that classifies many tumors as more treatable than in the past.

Fortune: Zapping cancer cellsupdated: Mon Nov 06 2006 15:32:00

It's called a gantry, and it's downright eerie. An assemblage of steel and cables mounted some 16 feet above the floor of a concrete chamber, it's more than 30 feet in length and width, with ends bracketed by 17-foot steel wheels resting on double rollers. The gantry weighs 190 tons, about as much as a diesel locomotive, but when it begins to revolve there is neither creak nor hum. As it rolls counterclockwise a bit past the halfway point, stops, returns to center, and then rotates the other way, it could be a "Star Wars" battle cruiser maneuvering soundlessly in space.

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