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2012-06-04 17:33:00

About 75 percent of children with leukemia who take chemotherapy face life-threatening heart problems as they age, but an international study led by a University of Rochester Medical Center investigator shows that giving a cardio-protective drug during cancer treatment may prevent the damage. Researchers and physicians will debate how to make young cancer patients and their families aware of the risks of heart damage, and the best ways to manage the risks, in a special session today at the...

2012-06-01 23:01:13

In a heartwarming meeting, Vincent Valenti, 35, of White Plains, NY, finally had the chance to personally thank Stefan Hindl, 32, from Germany for his life-saving bone marrow donation at North Shore University Hospital. Woodbury, NY (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 Mr. Valenti, the father of 16-month-old twin boys, was able to survive his ongoing battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), after receiving the transplant in September 2009 at [North Shore University Hospital (NSUH). The two men have...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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