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Actor Meshach Taylor attends 'A Night Sardi's' at the 10th Annual Gala Fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer's Assoicaition March 6, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Emmy Winning Actor Meshach Taylor Dies At 67

Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom “Designing Women” and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.

06/29/2014

Experts say a lack of red-eyes in children's photos can signal a serious health problem. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Lack Of Red-Eye In Children’s Photos Could Signal A Serious Problem

Some flash cameras cause pupils to close down to minimize red-eye, so parents should also be on the look out for a white or yellowish color.

06/17/2014

Gabby DeFilippo and her family (Credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 88o)

Valerie Fund Centers Help Cut Commutes For Kids Needing Cancer Treatment

Guiding your child through cancer treatments is never easy, but having to manage a long commute while doing so makes it even harder.

06/13/2014

FILE -- The 2011 Valerie Fund Walk (Credit: Tim Scheld/WCBS 880)

The Valerie Fund’s Camp Happy Times Helps Sick Kids Enjoy Summer

The Valerie Fund, which helps children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders, is hoping to raise $1 million when it holds its annual walk and 5K run Saturday at Verona Park.

06/12/2014

Captain Hope is The Valerie Fund's mascot. (Credit: The Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Kids Create Superhero Mascot, Hope To Give Back

The Valerie Fund, which helps children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders, is hoping to raise $1 million when it holds its annual walk and 5K run Saturday at Verona Park.

06/11/2014

Gabby DeFilippo and her family (Credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 88o)

The Valerie Fund Helps Parents, As Well As Cancer-Stricken Kids

A family’s life changes instantly when a 6-year-old is diagnosed with leukemia.

06/10/2014

Ali Hale (Credit: CBS 2)

3 Diagnosed With Cancer As Kids: The Valerie Fund Saved Us

More than 4,000 people are expected to participate int he event, Bunny Flanders, The Valerie Fund’s director of marketing and communications, said.

06/08/2014

A new study shows that cervical cancer rates in the U.S. may be higher than once believed. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Says Cervical Cancer Is More Common Than Once Thought

All women should talk with their doctors to determine when and how often they need a pap test. Cervical cancer is caused by HPV, a sexually transmitted virus, but it can take decades for the cancer to actually develop.

05/12/2014

Some cancer patients have chosen to undergo hypnosis to ease the side effects of their regular treatments. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Cancer Patients Turn To Hypnosis To Ease Side Effects Of Radiation

A technique that magicians and entertainers have used for years may be useful as a form of cancer therapy.

05/08/2014

"Give Cancer The Red Card" T-shirt (Credit: New York Cosmos)

Schwartz: Looking To Give Cancer The Red Card

Eskandarian has accomplished a lot in soccer. But his effort in the fight against cancer makes him a true winner. Please join him and his team in their efforts to “Give Cancer The Red Card.”

04/30/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: New Study Heralded As ‘Groundbreaking’ Step In Treating Breast Cancer

The experimental drug is the latest example of what has been dubbed ‘targeted therapy’ which uses drugs that go after the very specific biochemical pathways that cancer cells use to divide and multiply.

04/07/2014

Jim Kelly (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Jim Kelly, Bills Legend And Hall Of Fame QB, Fighting ‘Aggressive’ Cancer

Kelly is expected to undergo surgery following the return of oral cancer. His wife, Jill, says on her blog that the cancer is “starting to spread.”

03/25/2014

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Annual Cycle For Survival Raises Money For Rare Cancers

Thousands of people will be hopping on exercise bikes this weekend to raise money in the fight against rare cancers.

02/28/2014

A new form of gene therapy could offer new hope to cancer patients. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Gene Therapy Could Be Lifesaver For Cancer Patients

A study released on Wednesday, found that modified T-cells achieved complete remission in 88 percent of advanced leukemia patients treated.

02/19/2014

Siblings Lance and Melinda Weinrib say their father died not knowing his proper diagnosis because his requests for a sign language interpreter were denied. (Credit: CBS 2)

Family Suing 3 L.I. Medical Facilities After Deaf Man Dies Without Knowing Diagnosis

Born deaf to deaf parents, the Weinribs claim their 82-year-old father Alfred was repeatedly denied requests for a sign language interpreter at three different hospitals on Long Island.

02/18/2014

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