Tag Archives: Health

Alex Trebek’s ‘near remission’ story serves as a reminder: Beware celebrity health news

In People magazine’s latest cover story, Alex Trebek said his advanced pancreatic cancer is in “near remission.” People portrayed this as a dramatic turnaround: When Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer three months ago, fans were shocked. But now the beloved Trebek has good news to share: He’s in “near… Read More »

Microsoft poaches Samsung’s chief medical officer to join its growing health team

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at the Digital-Life-Design conference in Munich, Germany, on January 16, 2017. Tobias Hase | dpa | Getty Images Microsoft has snapped up David Rhew from Samsung Electronics, where he worked as a chief medical officer overseeing the company’s health efforts in the U.S. Rhew will be Microsoft’s new chief medical… Read More »

Sen. Patty Murray: ‘Mental health issues don’t cause mass shootings’

Sen. Patty Murray asserted on her Twitter account that the true cause of mass shootings are not people who have mental health issues but rather firearms. Murray tweeted this week in the aftermath of the mass shootings that occurred in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, within 24 hours of each other. “Mental health issues… Read More »