Posts Tagged Diseases and conditions

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

In this Aug. 28, 2006 file photo, a doctor holds the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardiasil in his hand at his Chicago office. The rate of teen girls getting the vaccine is now up to about 38 percent of girls ages 13 to 17, from 33 percent, the government reported on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn’t much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.

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Texan gets measles after softball event in Kansas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus.

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Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s

This Jan. 5, 2011 file photo shows Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen talking about Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, who he named Executive V.P. of football operations during a news conference at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease. The team announced Wednesday, July 23, 2014 that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team's daily operations. (AP Photo/ Ed Andrieski, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dream’s Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer.

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Q&A: Players’ lawyer discusses NFL settlement

Lawyer Craig Mitnick speaks as he stands for a photograph Friday, July 18, 2014, in Haddonfield, N.J., in front of lists of some of the approximate 1,400 players in NFL concussion litigation he represents.  Under a tentative class-action settlement, the NFL would pay at least $765 million to compensate nearly 20,000 retired players over 65 years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawyer Craig Mitnick represents about 1,400 players in the NFL concussion lawsuit, from ex-quarterbacks Mark Rypien and Jeff Hostetler to practice squad unknowns. Some of his clients suffer from Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Many more have significant dementia. Others simply fear the future.

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