Stories by Marilynn Marchione

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

Doctors save man's burned hand by tucking it into belly

Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the "sci-fi" surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather's badly burned hand. "They're gonna put your hand inside your stomach, ...
By Marilynn Marchione

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Waste revealed in tests for Medicare cataract patients

Millions of older people are getting tests they don't need to prove they are healthy enough to have cataracts removed, a new study finds.
By Marilynn Marchione

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Brain stents show big promise for certain stroke patients

Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries can be used to clear a blood clot in the brain, greatly lowering the risk a patient ...
By Marilynn Marchione

Thursday, June 19, 2014

CDC lab workers might have been exposed to anthrax

About 75 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention might have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria this month because of a safety problem at some of its labs in ...
By Marilynn Marchione

Monday, May 19, 2014

Seniors discover modern-day fountain of youth with daily exercises

MILWAUKEE - The fitness instructor is about to start pushups, but first she has to move her walker out of the way. The exercisers at this suburban apartment complex are all over 75 and their ...
By Marilynn Marchione

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Alzheimer's drug shows some promise in mild disease

Taken separately, the studies on the drug - Eli Lilly & Co.'s solanezumab - missed their main goals of significantly slowing the mind-robbing disease or improving activities of daily living. ...
By Marilynn Marchione

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mini clip safer than heart-valve surgery

ATLANTA - Many people in the U.S. with leaky heart valves soon might be able to get them fixed without open-heart surgery.
By Marilynn Marchione

Monday, June 25, 2007

Soldier lives in darkness, unmoving

TAMPA, Fla. - He lies flat, unseeing eyes fixed on the ceiling, tubes and machines feeding him, breathing for him, keeping him alive. He cannot walk or talk, but he can grimace and cry. And he is ...
By Marilynn Marchione

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Drug helps breast cancer patients

ATLANTA - Women with advanced breast cancer soon might have another treatment option: A novel experimental drug delayed the growth of tumors nearly twice as long as standard chemotherapy did in ...
By Marilynn Marchione
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