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Lesion removed from Jill Biden's eyelid was non-cancerous

Jan. 18, 2023 21:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lesion removed by surgeons last week from first lady Jill Biden’s left eyelid was a non-cancerous growth, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, physician to President Joe Biden, said Wednesday. O'Connor said in a memo released by the White House that a biopsy showed that the...

Jill Biden's skin cancer could fuel advocacy in cancer fight

Jan. 16, 2023 10:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden' s advocacy for curing cancer didn't start with her son's death in 2015 from brain cancer. It began decades earlier, long before she came into the national spotlight, and could now be further energized by her own brush with a common form of skin cancer. ...

White House: Jill Biden has two cancerous lesions removed

Jan. 11, 2023 20:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons removed a cancerous lesion above first lady Jill Biden 's right eye and one on her chest, the White House said Wednesday, while a third lesion on her left eyelid was being examined. Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the physician to President Joe Biden, said...

Iowa's Patrick McCaffery taking leave to address his anxiety

Jan. 03, 2023 19:21 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Patrick McCaffery will take an indefinite leave of absence to address a mental health issue, the athletic department announced Tuesday. McCaffery, son of head coach Fran McCaffery, said in a statement he has been battling anxiety and that it has...

Martina Navratilova diagnosed with throat, breast cancer

Jan. 02, 2023 16:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis great Martina Navratilova said Monday that she has been diagnosed with throat cancer and breast cancer. In a statement released by her representative, the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame said her...

Maryland Rep. Raskin says he's been diagnosed with lymphoma

Dec. 28, 2022 21:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin said Wednesday that he has a type of lymphoma that's a “serious but curable form of cancer” and he is beginning several months of treatment. Raskin, who will be the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the...

Autauga County sheriff dies after brief battle with cancer

Dec. 27, 2022 13:40 PM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The sheriff in Autauga County died Monday just weeks before he was set to start his third term. Sheriff Joe Sedinger died after a brief illness, according to the sheriff's office. A statement of condolence from Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said the sheriff had a...

Henrietta Lacks statue concept drawing unveiled

Dec. 25, 2022 09:03 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The future statue of Henrietta Lacks will depict the historical figure from Roanoke standing with arms folded in a blazer, long skirt and heeled shoes, according to a recently released drawing. The drawing was undraped in a brief ceremony giving residents a...

Former Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman dies at 31

Dec. 22, 2022 11:16 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Running back Ronnie Hillman, who was part of the Denver Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50, has died, his family said in a statement. He was 31. Hillman's family posted on his Instagram account Wednesday that he was diagnosed in August with a rare form of kidney...

Spurred by regulators, 3M to phase out "forever chemicals"

Dec. 20, 2022 13:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — 3M will phase out the manufacturing of so-called “forever chemicals” and try to get them out of all their products within two years, the chemical and consumer products maker said Tuesday. The decision announced Tuesday arrives after U.S. environmental...