Diagnosis and treatment

In this 1950's photo released by the National Archives, men included in a syphilis study pose for a photo in Tuskegee, Ala. For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South withheld treatment for unsuspecting men infected with a sexually transmitted disease simply so doctors could track the ravages of the horrid illness and dissect their bodies afterward. It was finally exposed in 1972. (National Archives via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 3:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 25, 1972, Associated Press reporter Jean Heller broke news that rocked the American medical establishment. The federal government, she reported, had let hundreds of black men in rural Alabama go untreated for syphilis for 40 years for research purposes. A...
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Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jameson Taillon pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 08, 2017 - 7:06 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon underwent surgery Monday morning for suspected testicular cancer. The right-hander had the surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. After alerting the team's medical staff of an abnormality, Taillon, 26, consulted with Dr. John C. Lyne...
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May 04, 2017 - 3:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former BET female executive is suing the TV channel and parent company Viacom for gender discrimination, claiming an "old boys' club" exploited women workers and led to her firing while she was on disability for breast cancer. Zola Mashariki's lawsuit alleges that Black...
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This March 8, 2017 photo shows early morning fog along Robin Road in Riggold, Ga. In the northwest corner of Georgia, where cows and crops vastly outnumber people, a small cluster of privately owned treatment centers have sprung up in recent years for heroin and prescription painkiller addicts. Methadone has been used to treat opioid addiction for 40 years and is the cheapest option. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles)
May 03, 2017 - 10:37 am
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — In the northwest corner of Georgia, where cows and crops vastly outnumber people, a small cluster of privately owned treatment centers has sprung up in recent years for heroin and prescription painkiller addicts. And most of the patients aren't even from the state. Relaxed...
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This March 8, 2017 photo shows early morning fog along Robin Road in Riggold, Ga. In the northwest corner of Georgia, where cows and crops vastly outnumber people, a small cluster of privately owned treatment centers have sprung up in recent years for heroin and prescription painkiller addicts. Methadone has been used to treat opioid addiction for 40 years and is the cheapest option. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles)
May 03, 2017 - 9:50 am
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — In the northwest corner of Georgia, where cows and crops vastly outnumber people, a small cluster of privately owned treatment centers have sprung up in recent years for heroin and prescription painkiller addicts. And most of the patients aren't even from the state. Relaxed...
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In this March 8, 2017 photo, Ashley Gardner, 34, drives the 100 miles from her home in Maryville, Tenn., to Counseling Solutions of Chatsworth Ga., which she does three times a week to receive her methadone doses. Gardner said her addiction started in the seventh grade when she wanted to numb the pain after she was sexually assaulted. She was assaulted another time, and saw both fathers of her two of her children die from an opioid overdose. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles)
May 03, 2017 - 8:14 am
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — In the northwest corner of Georgia, where cows and crops vastly outnumber people, a small cluster of privately owned treatment centers have sprung up in recent years for heroin and prescription painkiller addicts. And most of the patients aren't even from the state. Relaxed...
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In this March 8, 2017 photo, Ashley Gardner, 34, takes a dose of methadone at Counseling Solutions of Chatsworth, Ga. Gardner, 34-year-old woman said her addiction started in the seventh grade when she wanted to numb the pain after she was sexually assaulted. She was assaulted another time, and saw both fathers of her two of her children die from an opioid overdose. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles)
May 03, 2017 - 2:42 am
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — In the northwest corner of Georgia, where cows and crops vastly outnumber people, a small cluster of privately owned treatment centers have sprung up in recent years for heroin and prescription painkiller addicts. And most of the patients aren't even from the state. Relaxed...
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In this March 8, 2017 photo, Ashley Gardner, 34, takes a dose of methadone at Counseling Solutions of Chatsworth, Ga. Gardner, 34-year-old woman said her addiction started in the seventh grade when she wanted to numb the pain after she was sexually assaulted. She was assaulted another time, and saw both fathers of her two of her children die from an opioid overdose. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles)
May 03, 2017 - 2:39 am
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — A small cluster of privately owned treatment centers have sprung up in northwest Georgia in recent years for heroin and prescription painkiller addicts. And most of the patients aren't even from the state. Relaxed rules in Georgia and stricter regulations in Tennessee created a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2014 file photo, Jeannie Gaffigan, left, and Jim Gaffigan attend The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research benefit, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's," in New York. Gaffigan says his wife and writing partner Jeannie is recovering after surgery to remove a serious brain tumor. He said on his social media pages Monday, May 1, 2017, that two weeks ago an MRI revealed that Jeannie Gaffigan had a large, life-threatening tumor around her brain stem. He says after nine hours of urgent surgery the tumor was completely removed, and she’s now recovering at home. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 02, 2017 - 10:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Jim Gaffigan says his wife and writing partner Jeannie Gaffigan is recovering after surgery to remove a serious brain tumor. Jim Gaffigan said on his social media pages Monday that two weeks ago an MRI revealed that Jeannie Gaffigan had a large, life-threatening tumor...
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In this Jan. 19, 2017, handout photo from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, nurse Amanda Fritsch checks the catheter delivering a drug that kept Stuart Anders’ injured leg numb for three days. Called a nerve block, the non-addictive numbing treatment substantially cut the amount of opioid painkillers that Anders otherwise would have been prescribed for his shattered femur. (University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 1:59 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he'd been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing. "I can't lose what I worked...
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