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Jackson, Jr. faces ‘serious life and death struggle,’ Kennedy says

  On Thursday, former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy visited longtime friend and colleague U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., who is undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder. Kennedy described their mutual struggle with depression in this extended interview with NBC News.

Kennedy shares first photos of hospitalized Rep. Jackson

  After dropping out of sight in June, Jesse Jackson, Jr., went on medical leave with his office and his family choosing to keep the details private. In the first account from inside the Mayo Clinic, where Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. is being treated for bipolar disorder, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy

The Public & Private Battle to Fund Cancer

  Patrick Kennedy, One Mind for Research co-founder; John Boockvar, Weill Cornell Medical College; and Franklin Berger, PDL BioPharma senior advisor, discuss an initiative calling on private investors to join in and fund the battle against cancer.

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