How a New Pill Can ‘Melt Away’ Your Leukemia Cells

A pill that “melts away” cancer cells may replace chemotherapy often used to treat relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the drug, idelalisib (Zydelig™), to treat CLL.  In a recent study of the drug, researchers found that it was effective in treating patients with CLL. The study used this pill along with another … Read More

Blau Syndrome: A Mom Takes Charge

After spending 19 months desperately seeking a diagnosis for her infant son Brody, Lisa Moreno-Dickinson knew she couldn’t stop there. She also needed to help others in the same situation. “When Brody was born, everything seemed normal,” recalls Ms. Moreno-Dickinson. “Now I realize he was in pain from day one.” A baby’s scary symptoms At … Read More

Life Cords for Transplant Patients

With bone marrow transplants we try to beat leukemia, lymphoma and other serious blood diseases by replacing unhealthy blood-forming cells in your bone marrow with healthy ones. Cord blood transplant is one of the newer options we have for these procedures.

Why You Should Consider a Yearly Eye Exam

Your next trip to the ophthalmologist could reveal more than a vision problem. It turns out, you can find out a lot about your health during an eye exam. Ophthalmologist Rishi Singh, MD, says diseases and other issues may show up when you have your eyes checked. What your eye exam could reveal Dr. Rishi … Read More

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