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Q: My 8-year-old is tired all the time even though she gets 11 to 12 hours of sleep a night. Is this part of growing up, or should I address it with her pediatrician? I wondered if she might be anemic, but I have read this is rare in children. A: It's...
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is seeking to repeal a Medicare-pricing provision in the recent "fiscal cliff" deal that benefits biotech giant Amgen Inc. U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) filed legislation this week to eliminate the exemption for a...
Tags: U.S. Congress, Richard Hanna, Dialysis, Jim Cooper, Prices
Biotech giant Amgen Inc. pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor of misbranding its anemia drug Aranesp and has agreed to pay $762 million in fines and penalties. The Thousand Oaks company said it had reached a preliminary settlement of federal criminal...
Ieshea Thomas, who has suffered from sickle cell anemia nearly all of her life, recently received a life-changing gift from her sister: stem cells. Her sister Ivenus' donation of stem cells in November means Thomas' body is now able to produce normally...
Chopping Block - Seminoles Blog - Orlando SentinelJust wanted to pass along the following video from my friends at the Kidz1stFund. As you know, the Kidz1stFund is a nonprofit organization founded last year by Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife Candi as they, and the many others involved in...
Chopping Block - Seminoles Blog - Orlando SentinelAs we mentioned here on the Chopping Block on Saturday afternoon, the Orlando Sentinel and OrlandoSentinel.com had an intriguing Florida State-related feature coming Sunday morning. In case you haven't seen it, here it is. In the link above, you'll see...
Chopping Block - Seminoles Blog - Orlando SentinelAs we hinted in another blog Sunday morning, there was much, much more to our feature on Jimbo and Candi Fisher and the year that has passed since their announcement of son Ethan's diagnosis for the rare genetic blood disorder Fanconi anemia. Again, in...
Every year, health organizations spend millions in the developing world attacking the iron-deficiency disorder known as anemia. They pay special attention to pregnant women, a population highly vulnerable to the disease. Every year, though, 115,000 of...
Tags: Mineral Supplements, Students, Blood, UNICEF, World Bank Group
Visibly aging but young at heart? Don't count on it, researchers suggested. In a study following more than 10,000 people over 35 years, the presence of visible signs of aging signaled an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease. The research was...
The Hartford CourantThey showed up Tuesday at the Eastern Connecticut Sports Center. There were a hundred of them, students and student-athletes, and they wanted to help one of their own. Then there were 200 of them, faculty, staff and administrators, too, and they stood...
Whether you are affiliated with Florida State or not, if you don't feel a tear trying to break through after watching the video below, I'm not sure what to tell you. You just may very well not have a heart. Each week on ESPN's "College GameDay," features...
Tags: ESPN (tv network), Jimbo Fisher
Halfway around the world in India, Sivaprakash Ramalingam had heard of Johns Hopkins researchers using a promising new technique for gene therapy that he hoped to integrate with stem cells to cure diseases. After getting a doctorate in biochemistry in...
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