Health News

AP News - Aug 28, 2015 1:25 PM

BEIJING (AP) — When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running days were over.The doctors were focused on his kidneys.They never looked at his heart.The American won a bronze ...more

AP News - Aug 27, 2015 6:07 PM

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Erik Compton ended his season Thursday when he withdrew from The Barclays after eighth hole with a respiratory infection.Compton, who already has gone through two heart transplants, was No. 122 in the FedEx Cup and would have ...more

AP News - Aug 27, 2015 11:28 AM

BERLIN (AP) — The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 5:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jubilation over the recent birth of panda twins at the National Zoo turned to sadness Wednesday as one of the newborn cubs died after three and a half days.The zoo's panda mom Mei Xiang gave birth to the first cub Saturday at 5 ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 12:01 PM

For Mardy Fish, it was supposed to mark a high point in his tennis career. Instead, Sept. 3, 2012, stands out as one of the most difficult days of his life."I was in the spot where you work your butt off to get to: the fourth round of the U.S. O ...more

AP News - Aug 26, 2015 2:01 AM

BEIJING (AP) — No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there's an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home — a kidney transplant.That's why the Olympic 110-meter hurdles ch ...more

AP News - Aug 25, 2015 1:25 PM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson saved six lives Tuesday by donating his organs, his brother said."He just keeps setting the bar higher," Stefan Wilson posted on his Twitter page. "Keep Julia & the girls in your pr ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2015 6:03 PM

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Speedway Motorsports Inc. executive chairman Bruton Smith says he was treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in June.Smith disclosed the news Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he was attending his first races since his di ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2015 8:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a "Nick News" episode where children with terminal illnesses talk about their lives. ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2015 12:23 AM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Robert Griffin III repeatedly wound up on the turf until leaving with a concussion after being sacked three times and fumbling twice in the Washington Redskins' 21-17 exhibition victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. ...more