- Big CAT scan: LSU mascot Mike the Tiger in cancer treatment Updated: May-31-16 9:38 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Call it a big CAT scan.
- Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together Updated: May-31-16 3:15 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are pumped full of chemotherapy drugs.
- Company opening kidney dialysis clinic in Aberdeen Updated: May-30-16 7:31 pm
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - A company with kidney dialysis clinics in Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Rosebud is opening a facility in Aberdeen.
- Illinois House OKs plan to expand medical marijuana program Updated: May-30-16 5:25 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois House has approved a plan to expand the state's medical marijuana pilot program by two-and-a-half years and add post-traumatic stress disorder and terminal illness to the list of allowed conditions.
- Federal veterans treatment court created in Kentucky Updated: May-30-16 2:47 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A new veterans treatment court has been created in the federal Western District of Kentucky for former service members who commit nonviolent federal crimes.
- Meth drives demand for Montana foster homes Updated: May-30-16 1:44 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Marilyn Fritz receives two or three calls a month from Montana Department of Family Services asking her to provide foster care for children being removed from their homes.
- Rehabilitation agency says budget cuts will trim services Updated: May-30-16 10:33 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Another Mississippi government agency says that state budget cuts beginning July 1 are likely to cause service reductions.
- Texas trying revamped sex offender treatment program Updated: May-30-16 10:10 am
LITTLEFIELD, Texas - Outside of a struggling West Texas town, about a mile from the high school, sits a one-story brick building, its perimeter fencing topped with razor wire. Since last fall, it's been home to some of Texas' most violent sex offenders.
- Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF Updated: May-29-16 10:27 pm
BEIJING - China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.
- Device, drug firms spent $3.8M in Treasure Valley in 2014 Updated: May-29-16 12:32 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Robert Wechsler calls himself "the Rain Man of epilepsy for Idaho." A neurologist who specializes in seizure disorders, Wechlser also says that because of his work with the pharmaceutical industry, he is something of a "hired gun ... who comes in and talks about a drug."
- Yakama Nation students find success with prosthetics Updated: May-29-16 10:51 am
YAKIMA, Washington - In a building just outside the main Yakama Nation Tribal School, its MESA prosthetics team has turned a classroom into a workshop.
- Medical pot advocates cheer Illinois governor's about-face Updated: May-28-16 2:16 pm
CHICAGO - Medical marijuana advocates are applauding Gov. Bruce Rauner's about-face on expanding Illinois' pilot program in length and qualifying conditions, saying it will allow time to show the program is worthwhile and will help more patients - including many veterans - who are suffering.
- Up in smoke: group ends Ohio medical marijuana ballot drive Updated: May-28-16 12:45 pm
CINCINNATI - A group Saturday ended its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on Ohio's general election ballot.
- Brain tumor treatment hits a milestone in Chesterfield Updated: May-28-16 10:18 am
CHESTERFIELD, Virginia - Chesterfield County resident Aleka Gravely was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. She had a mastectomy and went through chemotherapy in 2009, after which she was declared cancer free.
- 7-year-old cancer survivor attends prom with sister Updated: May-28-16 10:16 am
ARLINGTON, Virginia - Heads turned as Sha'nayia Johnson walked through the Riverboat on the Potomac in a white satin gown with a long train and crystal accents winking under the lights.
- Families connect with culture through equine therapy Updated: May-28-16 2:02 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Shelly Fyant, from Arlee, painted circles around the eyes of a horse named Big Medicine.
- Man who had artificial heart in backpack gets real one Updated: May-27-16 7:58 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A Washtenaw County man has a real heart - after 555 days without one.
- California rushes to allow HIV-infected organ transplants Updated: May-27-16 6:15 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers approved emergency legislation Friday to allow a man with HIV to receive part of his HIV-positive husband's liver before the surgery becomes too dangerous, possibly within weeks.
- The Latest: California governor signs HIV-transplant bill Updated: May-27-16 5:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on California legislation allowing transplants of HIV-infected organs (all times local):
- Bills on drones, gay conversion therapy die in negotiations Updated: May-27-16 2:45 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - An effort to ban the practice of gay conversion therapy for minors is one of the major casualties of a busy week of legislative negotiating.
- UNC's Roy Williams recovering from knee replacement surgery Updated: May-27-16 1:11 pm
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - North Carolina Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Roy Williams is recovering from knee replacement surgery.
- Man gets prison for molesting women during massage therapy Updated: May-27-16 9:27 am
WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania - A massage therapist will spend 6½ to 13 years in prison for molesting women during massage sessions at an eastern Pennsylvania spa that's being sued as a result.
- Report: 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drug Updated: May-26-16 7:03 pm
NEW YORK - For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday.
- Phoenix VA hospital blocks medical marijuana presentation Updated: May-26-16 3:24 pm
PHOENIX - A doctor is upset after the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix blocked her from giving a lecture about marijuana's effect on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Hassan says state will expand Pease well blood testing Updated: May-26-16 3:06 pm
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan says she will expand blood testing for people who were exposed to dangerous chemicals at the former Pease Air Force Base.