Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center

In this October 2012 photo provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead is checked by pediatric oncologist, Dr. Stephan A. Grupp, at the hospital. In early 2012, she was the first child given gene therapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia and shows no sign of cancer today, nearly 21 months after. (AP Photo/The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Ed Cunicelli)

Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients’ blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy […]

12/07/2013

Jocelyn Caple at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Limited patient choice next health overhaul issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — After they get the website fixed, then what? Keeping your doctors and hospitals may be the next vexing challenge for Americans in the new health plans created by President Barack Obama’s law. […]

11/21/2013

This May 9, 1995 file photo shows Muriel Siebert standing on the trading floor of her discount brokerage and underwriting firm in New York. (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File)

First female member of the NYSE Siebert dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Muriel “Mickie” Siebert, who started as a trainee on Wall Street and became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has died of complications of […]

08/26/2013

Sandy prompts harrowing NYC hospital evacuation

Vehicles submerged in flood waters from superstorm Sandy at the entrance to a parking garage in New York’s Financial District , New York City (AP photo) NEW YORK (AP) – Evoking harrowing memories of Hurricane […]

10/30/2012

Does acupuncture really work? (audio)

Many people with chronic pain swear by acupuncture, but skeptics of the ancient needle-based treatment have long claimed that it’s little more than an elaborate placebo. A new study published this week in the Archives […]

09/11/2012

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