Posts Tagged Diseases and conditions

Estimate: 3 in 10 NFL retirees face cognitive woes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population.

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Actor RJ Mitte sees cerebral palsy as an asset

In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, actor RJ Mitte arrives at the Variety and Women in Film's pre-Emmy celebration at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, Calif. Like the 22-year-old actor, his character on "Breaking Bad" also had cerebral palsy _ just a more severe case, requiring Mitte to learn to walk on crutches and slow his speech for the role. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — For RJ Mitte, playing Walter White Jr. in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was art imitating life.

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Stand Up to Cancer telethon raises $109 million

Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 4th Annual Stand Up 2 Cancer Live Benefit at The Dolby Theatre on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The star-studded Stand Up to Cancer telethon that aired on broadcast and cable networks in the United States and Canada raised $109 million.

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