Celebrity Patients

June 12, 2013

Tommy Chong Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Tommy Chong, best known as part of the pot-smoking duo “Cheech and Chong” announced on Saturday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to CNN, and said medicinal marijuana is the cure to his ails…Symptoms of prostate cancer include trouble urinating, decreased force in the stream of urine, blood in the urine, bone […]

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Tags: iScienceTimes, medical marijuana, prostate cancer, Tommy Chong


April 30, 2013

Cabaret star Michael York’s secret battle against killer illness

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Michael York’s pallid appearance earlier this year at a reunion with his Cabaret co-stars Marisa Berenson and Joel Grey alarmed fans who could barely recognise him because of his swollen features.  Now, the 71-year-old star of Logan’s Run and The Three Musketeers has disclosed that he has been fighting a battle against a rare blood […]

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Tags: blood disorder, Cabaret, Michael York, stem cell transplant, Telegraph UK


March 14, 2013

Upbeat developments for Nick Blackburn

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The other reason he’s in good spirits is that his wife, Alicia, is pregnant with twins and is in the clear after battling complications. It wasn’t an easy offseason for the family. Blackburn made several trips to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester to visit Dr. Richard Berger, the specialist who discovered the problem in his […]

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Tags: Dr. Richard Berger, Major League Baseball, Nick Blackburn, Star Tribune, surgery, wrist surgery


March 6, 2013

Getting back to his old self, Mardy Fish awaits his return to the tour after 6 months away

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Mardy Fish eased his way back into big-time tennis with an exhibition match against top-ranked Novak Djokovic…Fish said he visited the Mayo Clinic “to make sure everything is working properly and it is.” For three months, Fish didn’t leave the house, work out or play tennis. One benefit to laying low was that the time […]

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Tags: Mardy Fish, tendinitis, tennis, Washington Post


February 18, 2013

Lena Dunham and 9 More Stars with OCD

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

For parents with OCD, having children can actually make symptoms worse. “OCD symptoms tend to latch on to things that are most important to us, so parents with OCD may have doubts about their abilities or intrusive thoughts about their child’s safety or hurting their child,” Stephen Whiteside, a psychologist at the Mayo Clinic in […]

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Tags: ABC News, anxiety disorder, Dr. Stephen Whiteside, Lena Dunham, obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD


January 29, 2013

Adult Chicken Pox: How Is Barbara Walters’ Condition Different From Shingles?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Barbara Walters, the 83-year-old veteran news anchor and co-host of “The View,” is in the hospital with chicken pox, according to news reports…Stacey Rizza, who is the chair of the HIV clinic at Mayo Clinic, an infectious disease expert and associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, told HuffPost that getting chicken pox as […]

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Tags: Barbara Walters, chicken pox, Dr. Stacy Rizza, HIV clinic, Huffington Post, immune system, The View


January 17, 2013

‘Carefully Choreographed Dance’: Armstrong’s Complicated Media Past

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

After a career of alternately charming, manipulating and strong-arming the media, former cycling champion Lance Armstrong is turning for redemption to a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey…Schaap recalled a press conference after Armstrong’s first Tour win at which he was asked, ‘Doesn’t your victory after cancer show that anyone can triumph over anything if they […]

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Tags: Lance Armstrong, Mayo Clinic, NPR, Oprah Winfrey, Tour de France


October 4, 2012

What’s To Learn About Lou Gehrig’s Death?

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The fight to make Lou Gehrig’s medical records public begins in St. Paul, winds through Washington, D.C., and upstate New York, and ends at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. For 71 years, since the death of the legendary New York Yankee baseball star from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS — which became known as Lou […]

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Tags: A.L.S., Lou Gehrig, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Nicholas Hanson, Star Tribune


July 31, 2012

Olivia Munn Has Anxiety Disorder Trichotillomania: ‘I Rip Out My Eyelashes’

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Actress Olivia Munn has revealed that she has a rare anxiety disorder called trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is an extreme form of anxiety that causes one to pull out hair from the scalp, eyebrows or eyelashes, possibly leaving bald spots, according to the Mayo Clinic.    International Business Times by Maria Vultaggio

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Tags: anxiety disorder, International Business Times, Olivia Munn, trichotillomania


July 30, 2012

Rep. Jackson Reveals Treatment for Depression

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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. revealed that he is being treated for “depression and gastrointestinal issues” at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ending nearly two months of speculation about his illness and whereabouts but raising new questions about his condition…“Certainly some people do, as part of their depression or anxiety disorder, manifest it with […]

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Tags: depression, Dr. Matthew Lilly, gastrointestinal issues, Jesse Jackson Jr., Wall Street Journal


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