- Correction: Cannabis Oil-Obstacles story Updated: Nov-25-15 2:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - In a story Nov. 22 about efforts to make cannabis oil available to treat epilepsy in Missouri, The Associated Press erroneously reported that neurosurgeons can certify patients to receive the oil. Only Neurologists can do so.
- Rep. Vic Gilliam announces likely ALS diagnosis Updated: Nov-25-15 2:00 pm
SALEM, Oregon - State Rep. Vic Gilliam says he will likely be diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
- Rhodes scholars for Class of 2016 announced Updated: Nov-22-15 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON - The 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes scholars include a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team, an Alzheimer's disease social activist and a Harvard University student who holds a Guinness World Record for balancing on an exercise ball.
- Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury Updated: Nov-19-15 3:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Former players appealing the NFL's $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries asked a court on Thursday to reject the settlement because it excludes what they call the signature brain disease of football.
- Using sight and sound to trigger dementia patients' memories Updated: Nov-19-15 1:51 am
EASTON, Pennsylvania - From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient wood-paneled radio in the living room, the decor in The Easton Home comes straight out of the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
- Utah panel endorses expanding use of marijuana extract oil Updated: Nov-18-15 6:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A proposal to allow Utah residents to use oil extracted from marijuana to treat more ailments, including cancer and HIV, received an early vote of support Wednesday from some state lawmakers.
- Hospital ordered to pay $10M for late meningitis diagnosis Updated: Nov-18-15 10:48 am
PHILADELPHIA - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been ordered to pay $10 million to the mother of a boy whose bacterial meningitis wasn't promptly diagnosed despite multiple emergency room visits.
- Hall of Famer Dorsett upbeat in fight against brain disorder Updated: Nov-07-15 12:32 pm
PITTSBURGH - College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett says he wouldn't discourage young players from taking up the game even as he battles brain disease.
- Patients lose civil trial related to '12 meningitis outbreak Updated: Nov-07-15 11:44 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A jury says doctors at a northern Michigan clinic weren't negligent in using tainted steroids that were part of a national meningitis outbreak.
- Laramie native Tristan Eickbush gives up football for health Updated: Nov-06-15 1:59 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Two hits in a span of 24 hours changed Tristan Eickbush's life.
- New York awards $67M to help Alzheimer's disease caregivers Updated: Nov-02-15 1:43 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state is spending $67 million to help those caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease - part of an ambitious effort to support families dealing with the degenerative condition.
- Florida kindergartner dies of bacterial meningitis Updated: Nov-02-15 6:38 am
RIVIERA BEACH, Florida - Health officials say a kindergartner in Palm Beach County has died of bacterial meningitis.
- Family builds Star Wars costume for son with cerebral palsy Updated: Oct-30-15 7:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Star Wars-loving Utah family devised an elaborate and awe-inspiring solution to the challenge of finding a Halloween costume for their 5-year-old son with cerebral palsy.
- Alzheimer's hits skating family Updated: Oct-30-15 5:02 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - Standing in the relative peace and quiet of the office at Gibson's Skating Arena, George Sheridan teared up when he was asked about his wife, Ann.
- NY to mandate meningitis vaccines for 7th, 12th-graders Updated: Oct-29-15 5:06 pm
ALBANY, New York - Lindsay Jerdo was an 18-year-old with a cat named Socks and a new job at a ski resort when she came down with a headache a few days before Christmas 2001. She had meningitis, and 36 hours later, she was dead.