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Face transplant gives woman 'second chance' 3 years after suicide attempt
A 21-year-old survivor of a suicide attempt became the youngest person in the United States to undergo a face transplant after three years of reconstructive procedures and more than 15 hours on the operating table. Katie Stubblefield, who is featured ...
When insurance wouldn't pay, parents funded cancer patient's $95 - WENY News
BOSTON (CNN) -- Kate Weissman sits at the edge of the patient table. Her oncologist goes over her medical records and says her most recent scans show no recurrence of cervical cancer. "I am remarkably happy," says Dr. Whitfield Growdon, a surgical ...
Second West Nile Virus case confirmed in Montgomery County
Officials with Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack's office have confirmed Tuesday a second person has contracted the West Nile Virus in Montgomery County. Andy Dubois, a spokesman for Noack's office, said in a press release that ...
New 'zombie' gene found in elephants could help humans fight cancer
They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the living world. It's a phenomenon that has baffled scientists since the 1970s. After all, at their size, they ...
'Kidnapped' by the Mayo Clinic; Death by Colonoscopy; Health Officials' Secret Finances
Happy Tuesday and welcome to another edition of Investigative Roundup, gathering some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week. "Kidnapped" by the Mayo Clinic. Two years ago, 18-year-old Alyssa Gilderhus suffered a brain aneurysm ...
Clarence Page: A cure for urban violence right under our noses
Cities have multiple personalities. I am reminded of that with bracing clarity by what some Chicagoans are calling the "weekend from hell." It was the weekend in which the mammoth Lollapalooza festival drew tens of thousands of music fans to make ...
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A teacher battling cancer ran out of sick days. School employees showered him with theirs.
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The chemotherapy dripped through a catheter in his chest. Cancer patient Robert Goodman had burned through his paid sick days while undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer. The Florida public school teacher figured he needed at least 20 ...
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Insurer backs effort to address opioid misuse, overdoses
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is putting $10 million toward addressing opioid misuse and reducing overdose-related deaths. Officials from the insurance company announced the Mobilize AZ program on Tuesday alongside Gov. Doug Ducey.
Mosquito bite sends North Carolina boy, 6, to ICU
A North Carolina mother is warning others about a little-known mosquito-borne virus that almost killed her young son. LoriAnne Surrett of Asheville, North Carolina, said her 6-year-old son Noah and his brothers were at their grandparents' house when he ...
Mathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery
If you happen to have a box of spaghetti in your pantry, try this experiment: Pull out a single spaghetti stick and hold it at both ends. Now bend it until it breaks. How many fragments did you make? If the answer is three or more, pull out another ...