The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn’t do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged.
The reason: People with the most messed-up genes often are the ones who do best on treatments that enlist the immune system.

Tattoo and piercing advice for teens

Tattoos and piercings have become a common trend for young adults. Now for the first time – the American Academy of Pediatrics is weighing in, offering its recommendations for teenagers.

A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

People on the drug also had surprisingly lower cancer death rates, especially from lung cancer. An anti-tumor effect is an exciting possibility, but it needs much more study because the heart experiment wasn’t intended to test that.

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Van Wert County to again have insurance option

Two major insurers had announced earlier this year that they would leave the exchange in 2018, leaving Ohioans in 20 counties without an option on the exchange. Paulding County could be added before late September.

IN Health Officials warn of whooping cough increase

The Indiana State Department of Health is urging people to protect themselves against pertussis, due to an increase in whooping cough cases across the state. Resources for checking your vaccination records are available.

Pharmaceutical company Celgene settles suit for $280 million

The agreement settled a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court by a former Celgene saleswoman who said the New Jersey-based company submitted false claims to Medicare and health care programs in 28 states and Washington, D.C., which were all parties to the settlement.