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Cancer doctor’s victims say restitution falls short

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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child

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Abby: Trick to setting A1C goal for diabetes treatment
Dear Dr. Roach: My elderly sister, 73, has Type 2 diabetes, and is taking 500 mg of metformin twice a day. After two years on metformin, her fasting glucose level is only 125 mg/dl and A1C only 6.8 percent. If she continues taking medication, will her fasting glucose level ever get to around 85 mg/dl and her A1C get to 5 percent? She wants to be in the normal ranges   Read More ...
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Michigan rabbi battling cancer delves into relationships in new book
Buy Photo. In the corner of a cancer center in Farmington Hills on Tuesday afternoon, a rabbi and a patient talked about the meaning of the upcoming Jewish high holy days, relationships and death. As Brown spoke at Beaumont Cancer Center in Farmington Hills, IVs slowly dripped chemotherapy drugs into him, part of his cancer treatment he hopes can keep him alive in spite of being given only about 20 months to live   Read More ...
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Tuesday's NHL: Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with cancer
Brian Boyle hopes to play hockey again soon after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the New Jersey Devils’ team doctor said can largely be treated with medication. The 32-year-old forward was diagnosed with CML after bloodwork at the start of training camp showed irregularities from last season. Boyle said based on what team doctor Michael Farber and others have told him, he expects to live his life under normal conditions   Read More ...
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Michigan lab spearheads fight against tuberculosis
Buy Photo. Michigan is taking center stage in the nation’s fight against drug-resistant tuberculosis with the creation of the National Tuberculosis Molecular Surveillance Center at Michigan’s state laboratory in Lansing. Funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the tuberculosis surveillance center was opened in August and will identify the genetic footprint of each new TB case in the nation so scientists can better track the disease and prevent its spread   Read More ...
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Doc: Epilepsy can result from measles complication
Dear Dr. Roach: When I was young, I had mumps and chickenpox, and one type of measles (German measles?) when I was 16, and the other when I was about 18. I had three grand mal seizures within 12 months after the second round of measles. I was told that the seizures were a result of the second bout of measles   Read More ...
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Adult ADHD: What You Need to Know
This story is provided and presented by our sponsor. Many people think attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a childhood problem. The reality is, most people with ADHD have it for life. In fact, some of the world’s most influential people — from CEOs to celebrities — have ADHD. Business moguls including JetBlue founder David Neeleman, Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad and former Mouseketeer turned superstar Justin Timberlake all reportedly have ADHD   Read More ...
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Adult ADHD: What You Need to Know
This story is provided and presented by our sponsor. Many people think attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a childhood problem. The reality is, most people with ADHD have it for life. In fact, some of the world’s most influential people — from CEOs to celebrities — have ADHD. Business moguls including JetBlue founder David Neeleman, Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad and former Mouseketeer turned superstar Justin Timberlake all reportedly have ADHD   Read More ...
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2nd meningitis outbreak trial set to begin
The Massachusetts pharmacist accused of producing tainted steroids that led to a deadly 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis nationwide, including killing 19 in Michigan, is set to go on trial Tuesday. Michigan led the nation with at least 264 total cases of meningitis and 19 deaths connected to the steroids made at the New England Compounding Center, or NECC, in Framingham, Massachusetts   Read More ...
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Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak is heading to trial
The supervisory pharmacist at a former Massachesetts laboratory that was at the epicenter of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people, including nearly two dozen patients in Michigan, is to go on trial this week in Boston on murder charges. Glenn Chin, the head pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Framingham, about 22 miles west of Boston, is to go on trial Tuesday on second-degree murder charges under the federal racketeering law   Read More ...
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Chad Carr's final gift: Hope for other kids with deadly cancer
Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh talks 'Signing of the Stars' event at U-M on National Signing Day. Video by Mark Snyder, DFP Chad Carr's everlasting gift to the world lies in discoveries that could lead to new cancer treatments or even a cure as scientists research the 4.6-centimeter brain tumor that took his life. The blond-haired, charismatic grandson of former University of Michigan football legends Lloyd Carr and Tom Curtis and died in November 2015, just 14 months after he was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, better known as DIPG   Read More ...
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Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant due to lupus
Selena Gomez says she has received a kidney transplant due to her struggle with lupus. Gomez writes in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist early Thursday that she has been somewhat out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. She calls the transplant “what I needed to do for my overall health.” The post didn’t reveal Gomez’s current condition or say where or when the procedure took place   Read More ...
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Funeral held for Michigan mom who refused cancer treatment to save baby
Hundreds of people filled a church today to say goodbye to Carrie DeKlyen, a mother of six from Wyoming, Mich., who opted to forgo brain cancer treatment to save her unborn daughter. The baby — Life Lynn — is doing great after a recent health scare. DeKlyen, 37, was unconscious and gravely ill with an aggressive brain tumor when she delivered Life on Sept   Read More ...
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Michigan mom who refused chemotherapy so she could give birth has died
The headaches began sometime in March. They didn't think much of them, other than that they were possible migraines - until she started vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in Carrie DeKlyen's brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, Michigan, had glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer   Read More ...
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‘I’ll See You in Heaven’: Michigan Mom of 6 Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Deliver Her Baby Dies at 37
Carrie DeKlyen, the Michigan mother of six who sacrificed cancer treatment that would have saved her life but ended her pregnancy, died Saturday — three days after delivering her newborn baby. She was 37. Her husband Nick DeKlyn told the Associated Press that Carrie was surrounded by family at the time of her death. Nick said one of the last things he said to his wife was “I’ll see you in Heaven   Read More ...
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West Michigan mom who denied cancer treatment to save baby has died
A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child has died.   Read More ...
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Michigan Mom of 6 Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Deliver Her Baby Dies at 37
Carrie DeKlyen, the Michigan mother of six who sacrificed cancer treatment that would have saved her life but ended her pregnancy, died Saturday — three days after delivering her newborn baby. She was 37. Her husband Nick DeKlyn told the Associated Press that Carrie was surrounded by family at the time of her death. Nick said one of the last things he said to his wife was “I’ll see you in Heaven   Read More ...
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Michigan mother Carrie DeKlyen dies of brain cancer at 37, three days after giving birth to sixth child
A Michigan woman who sacrificed a chance to extend her life in order to give birth to her sixth child passed away early Saturday. Carrie DeKlyen, 37, chose to forgo clinical trials and chemotherapy to treat brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy. Feeding and breathing tubes were removed on Thursday, one day after daughter Life Lynn was born   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth kid
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman has given up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn DeKlyen, was born. The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth child
By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan woman sacrificed the chance to prolong her life to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn, was born. DeKlyen chose to forgo clinical trials and chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth kid
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan woman has given up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn DeKlyen, was born. The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth kid
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman has given up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn DeKlyen, was born. The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Mom with terminal brain cancer gives birth to baby girl
Carrie DeKlyen sacrificed her life to save Life. It was a decision the 37-year-old mother from Wyoming, Mich., made in May, when she was still conscious but very sick with terminal brain cancer. Chemotherapy or a clinical trial would almost certainly prolong her life. But both options would mean terminating her pregnancy. On Wednesday evening, DeKlyen delivered a baby girl named Life   Read More ...
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Early stages of Parkinson's could be marked by inability to smell gasoline or soap
Early intervention is key when trying to combat dementia-related disease. A new long-term study by researchers at Michigan State University has provided evidence that a straightforward scratch-and-sniff test could effectively direct doctors towards those with a high risk of developing Parkinson's years before the disease exhibits notable symptoms. Strong research from a variety of sources has previously suggested that a decrease in a person's sense of smell could be linked to the very early stages of Alzheimer's disease   Read More ...
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Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and more
When trace elements rise to toxic levels, bad things happen. Patients suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease harbor significantly higher levels of zinc and iron in their brains than healthy patients. Those with pancreatic cancer have an unusually high amount of a specific zinc transporter. So, controlling those levels could be an effective plan of attack against these diseases and others, said Jian Hu, Michigan State University biochemist   Read More ...
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Many victims of Michigan doctor still seeking restitution
DETROIT (AP) — The victims of a Michigan doctor who was imprisoned two years ago for giving unnecessary chemotherapy and over-medicating patients still live with physical, financial and emotional scars. Farid Fata, 52, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for deceiving Blue Cross-Blue Shield and Medicare of about $34 million by prescribing chemotherapy to cancer-free patients and over-medicating others at his five hematology and oncology clinics, the Detroit News reported   Read More ...
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Cancer doctor’s victims say restitution falls short
Teddy Howard of Clinton Township was one of many people needlessly given chemotherapy treatments from cancer doctor Farid Fata. He continues to suffer, "for what, greed? Power? Thrill? It's an awful thing to go through." Max Ortiz, The Detroit News. It’s been two years since Farid Fata was sent to prison for giving chemotherapy to cancer-free patients while over-medicating others, but his victims are still living with the physical, financial and emotional scars   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Mom of 5 on Life Support After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child: ‘This Is What She Wants’ Husband Says
Pregnant and terminally ill, Carrie DeKlyen never feared death — but she was terrified of losing her baby. Now, the Michigan mother of five who was diagnosed with glioblastoma — an aggressive, rapidly growing malignant tumor that can affect the brain and spinal cord — lies in a “vegetative state” in a Michigan hospital, inching toward death so her unborn child can have a chance at life   Read More ...
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Legionnaires' Disease cases spike 143% in Michigan
73 cases have been reported in June and July of this year. Average number of cases for those months is 30. Disease can be deadly, especially in seniors and people with compromised immune systems. Health officials across the state are trying to determine what's causing a 143% increase in cases of Legionnaires' Disease, a respiratory infection that can be deadly, especially for people with weak immune systems   Read More ...
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Report: Legionnaires' Disease cases up 143% in SE Michigan
LANSING, Mich. - Michigan health officials can't pinpoint exactly why the number of cases of Legionnaires’ Disease have increased in the last three years. MDHHS reports a 143 percent increase in cases in 2017, as compared to 2014-2016. Here's more: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is coordinating with local health departments from the City of Detroit and Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland Counties to investigate an increase in the number of cases of legionellosis in southeast Michigan this summer   Read More ...
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What are the best sports for kids with ADHD?
This story is provided and presented by our sponsor. Getting children involved with sports offers plenty of benefits, including physical exercise, development of social skills and even boosted self-esteem. But do all sports offer the same level of benefit for children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? A common condition, ADHD affects more than 11.1 percent of children in Michigan ages 4-17 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Read More ...
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What are the best sports for kids with ADHD?
This story is provided and presented by our sponsor. Getting children involved with sports offers plenty of benefits, including physical exercise, development of social skills and even boosted self-esteem. But do all sports offer the same level of benefit for children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? A common condition, ADHD affects more than 11.1 percent of children in Michigan ages 4-17 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Read More ...
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Could green sponge found near Alaska hold key to curing pancreatic cancer?
Scientists say a green sponge discovered more than a decade ago in deep waters off the coast of Alaska is showing promise as a potential treatment for pancreatic cancer. A molecule from the sponge selectively killed both pancreatic and ovarian cancer cells in lab tests conducted at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute in Detroit. "This is big news, because there are currently few treatments for this type of cancer," said Douglas DeMaster, science director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Alaska Fisheries Science Center   Read More ...
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Michigan salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard chickens
Backyard farmers say it's hogwash Buy Photo. Some people view their backyard chickens as pets — but they shouldn't snuggle or kiss them. That advice comes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is cautioning the public about a multi-state salmonella outbreak — including in Michigan — related to live poultry. Though the CDC has put out similar warnings in recent years, officials say the number of illnesses and salmonella outbreaks linked to live poultry is increasing amid changes in the farming industry and as more people keep birds in their backyards   Read More ...
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