Powell died on Oct. 18 at the age of 84 from complications of COVID-19. Though he had been vaccinated against the virus, he was battling multiple myeloma a blood cancer that breaks down a person’s immune system.
Gen. Colin Powell was remembered Friday as a patriotic statesman who served his country in peace and war at a funeral service that was marked not only by its reverence for the former secretary of state but by a bipartisan attendance of former presidents and dignitaries who paid tribute to the late giant of Washington.
Laurel-Rose von Hoffmann-Curzi hopes others will hear her story and take preventative measures to ensure the same does not happen to them.
The annual fundraising event “Light the Night” takes place Saturday in Sacramento at Sutter Health Park.
Port Adelaide legend Russell Ebert has died at the age of 72 after a battle with leukemia.
Mari Barnard, 15, of Lisbon Falls, Maine, recently spent many months dealing with treatments in her battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
A Lake Tahoe woman who is battling stage-4 cancer was mauled by a bear inside her home; she recounted the vicious attack in an interview.
*The funeral service for former Secretary of State Colin Powell is being held today at Washingtons National Cathedral. (Watch live above, beginning at noon EST.) Powell was battling a rare blood cancer when he died last month at 84 from complications related to COVID-19. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden are expected to attend 
Leukocytosis is a condition in which the white cell (leukocyte count) is above the normal range in the blood. It is frequently a sign of an inflammatory response, most commonly the result of infection, but may also occur following certain parasitic infections or bone tumors as well as leukemia. It may also occur after strenuous exercise, convulsions such as epilepsy, emotional stress, pregnancy and labor, anesthesia, as a side effect of medication (e.g., lithium), and epinephrine administration. There are five principal types of leukocytosis: Neutrophilia (the most common form) Lymphocytosis Monocytosis Eosinophilia BasophiliaThis increase in leukocyte (primarily neutrophils) is usually accompanied by a “left upper shift” in the ratio of immature to mature neutrophils and macrophages. The proportion of immature leukocytes increases due to proliferation and inhibition of granulocyte and monocyte precursors in the bone marrow which is stimulated by several products of inflammation including C3a and G-CSF. Although it may indicate illness, leukocytosis is considered a laboratory finding instead of a separate disease. This classification is similar to that of fever, which is also a test result instead of a disease. “Right shift” in the ratio of immature to mature neutrophils is considered with reduced count or lack of “young neutrophils” (metamyelocytes, and band neutrophils) in blood smear, associated with the presence of “giant neutrophils”. This fact shows suppression of bone marrow activity, as a hematological sign specific for pernicious anemia and radiation sickness.A leukocyte count above 25 to 30 × 109/L is termed a leukemoid reaction, which is the reaction of a healthy bone marrow to extreme stress, trauma, or infection. It is different from leukemia and from leukoerythroblastosis, in which either immature white blood cells (acute leukemia) or mature, yet non-functional, white blood cells (chronic leukemia) are present in peripheral blood.
Jacob said he knew his favorite team was going to get far into the postseason, but the win was the icing on the cake!
Gen. Colin Powell, the late former secretary of state and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, will be honored Friday at a private funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral.
An East Bay woman currently fighting cancer survived a vicious bear attack inside her North Lake Tahoe vacation home last weekend. She suffered puncture wounds, cuts and bruises all over her body.