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Polyp in Biden's colon was benign, potentially pre-cancerous

Nov. 25, 2021 11:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The polyp removed from President Joe Biden's colon last week was a benign, slow-growing but potentially pre-cancerous lesion that required no further action, his doctor said in a follow-up memo. The specimen, a tubular adenoma, was similar to one...

Reused syringes prompts call for patients to get tested

Nov. 24, 2021 12:52 PM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Health officials are urging some patients at Mountain State Vascular clinic in Beckley to get blood tests checking for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV after possible exposure. A letter that went out to patients said the clinic...

Checkup finds Biden 'vigorous'; Harris briefly in power

Nov. 19, 2021 18:34 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden remains “healthy” and “vigorous” and fit for duty, but is showing some signs of aging, his doctor said Friday after the oldest president in American history underwent his first routine physical in office and — in a history-making moment —...

Hawaii ranks last for early diagnosis of lung cancer

Nov. 16, 2021 16:16 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii ranks last in the nation for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, according to a new study from the American Lung Association. Just 2.8% of high-risk smokers in Hawaii undergo annual CT scans that capture detailed pictures of the lungs, compared...

Maine, Minnesota senators want to better promote mammograms

Nov. 07, 2021 10:19 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Minnesota are introducing legislation to better promote preventative health services such as mammograms. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota said the proposal would also...

University of Virginia tech strengthens patients' backbones

Nov. 07, 2021 09:06 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — It may not turn you into a cyborg or the Six Million Dollar Man, but it could help you walk straighter and ease skeletal back pain. University of Virginia physicians have begun using a new, 3-D-printed, titanium back spacer designed to fit...

Mind meld: Experts come together to study brain development

Nov. 06, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new center to nurture unusual collaborations to explore brain development opened this month in Minneapolis, on the site of a former children’s hospital. The Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain allows health care providers, neuroscientists...

Charity promising $11M in grants to rural Nevada hospitals

Nov. 02, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A charity that funds programs to expand access to emergency medical care for people in remote areas announced Tuesday it will make grants to upgrade technology at several rural Nevada hospitals. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust ...

College students, cancer center create virtual reality game

Oct. 24, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — When most people think of cancer treatment, gaming doesn’t usually come to mind. “Fun” and “cancer” aren’t necessarily two words often used in the same context. However, a partnership between the Ringling College of Art and Design and...

Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

Oct. 22, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes got its first chance Friday to listen to recordings of her boasting to investors about purported breakthroughs in a blood-testing technology. The technology heralded as a...