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    Mich. Twins Born on Different Days, Months, Years

    Mich. Twins Born on Different Days, Months, Years
    ROCHESTER, Mich. — They're twins, all right, despite what their spanking new birth certificates say. Tariq Griffin entered the world at 12:17 a.m. on New Year's Day at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Mich. Twin brother Tarrance was born a bit earlier — 26 minutes to be exact. That means the boys have the unique distinction of having been born on different ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Obama vs. McCain: Whose Healthcare Plan Reigns Supreme?

    Obama vs. McCain: Whose Healthcare Plan Reigns Supreme?
    Presidential hopefuls, Barack Obama and John McCain, both want healthcare coverage for all Americans, but they have very different ways of going about securing affordable insurance for all. Obama's plan involves a heavier government hand, including subsidies and coverage of all children. McCain's plan, on the other hand, relies on individual responsibility. *Which healthcare plan do you think will win over ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Job Profile: Registered Nurse

    Job Profile: Registered Nurse
    Adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition Significant Points Nature of the Work Working Conditions Employment Training, Other Qualifications and Advancement Job Outlook Earnings Related Occupations Significant Points • Registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation, with 2.4 million jobs. • About three out of five jobs are in hospitals. • The three major educational ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +8
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    The Price of Miracles

    The Price of Miracles
    For one long winter, Yvonne Freeman, then a pregnant mother of three, lived on the streets of Olneyville, with her children, ages 3, 6, and 9. Day by day, she worried about how to feed them, how to keep them warm. But she didn’t worry about the one growing inside her. That one, she figured, was safe. Her obstetrician chided her ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives

    Little Fighter: Baby Born at 23 Weeks Survives
    She arrived four months early, so small that she could fit in the palm of her father's hand. Six months on, Jessica Hawkins is still on the tiny side - but has beaten the odds by growing into a healthy baby girl. Yesterday her mother Sam, 35, a child-care assessor, said: 'She has amazed us and all the hospital staff who ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Breast-Feeding May Help Protect Babies From Neglect

    Breast-Feeding May Help Protect Babies From Neglect
    Breast-feeding has well-documented benefits. Studies have shown it nourishes babies while fighting off infections and even boosting IQ. Now a study in Monday's Pediatrics suggests nursing also may protect infants from neglect. In a study of 6,621 Australian children over 15 years, researchers found that those who were breast-fed were far less likely to be neglected or abused by their mothers. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Study: Faith Plays Role in End-of-Life Medical Decisions

    Study: Faith Plays Role in End-of-Life Medical Decisions
    Cancer patients who rely on their strong religious faith to cope appear more likely to undergo intensive life-prolonging care before their deaths. Researchers evaluated 345 patients and categorized them as having a high or low level of positive religious coping based on a 14-item questionnaire. Their study is published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. Those with a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Study: Family Behavior Key to Health of Gay Youth

    Study: Family Behavior Key to Health of Gay Youth
    SAN FRANCISCO – Young gay people whose parents or guardians responded negatively when they revealed their sexual orientation were more likely to attempt suicide, experience severe depression and use drugs than those whose families accepted the news, according to a new study. The way in which parents or guardians respond to a youth's sexual orientation profoundly influences the child's mental health ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'

    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – The octuplets born to a mother in Southern California are doing "very, very well" and breathing on their own, one of their doctors said Tuesday. Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, told ABC's "Good Morning America" the eight babies were in stable condition. Two of the newborns — the second live octuplets born ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Walgreen Offers Free Care to Jobless, Uninsured

    Walgreen Offers Free Care to Jobless, Uninsured
    NEW YORK - Drugstore operator Walgreen will offer free walk-in clinic services to the unemployed and uninsured for the rest of the year, though they'll still pay for prescriptions. The program provides tests and routine treatment for minor ailments and illnesses to patients who lose their job and health insurance after March 31. Walgreen says it doesn't know how much the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Washington State to Allow 'Dignity' Deaths

    Washington State to Allow 'Dignity' Deaths
    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Terminally ill patients with less than six months to live will soon be able to ask their doctors to prescribe them lethal medication in Washington state. But even though the "Death with Dignity" law takes effect Thursday, people who might seek the life-ending prescriptions could find their doctors conflicted or not willing to write them. Many doctors are ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Inmates Assist Ill and Dying Fellow Prisoners in Hospices

    Inmates Assist Ill and Dying Fellow Prisoners in Hospices
    ANGOLA, La. — Ted "Animal" Durbin expected prison life to be about brawls and knife fights — not changing adult diapers or bathing grown men. Four times a week, Durbin, 51, who's serving 140 years for armed robbery at Louisiana State Penitentiary, meets with frail, dying inmates at the prison's Treatment Center. He bathes them, provides other personal care and often ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Unable to Reach Hospital in Time, Woman Gives Birth in Police Parking Lot

    Unable to Reach Hospital in Time, Woman Gives Birth in Police Parking Lot
    MITCHELL, Ont. — There was a quite a surprise for police early today in the parking lot of the provincial police detachment in Mitchell, Ont., just west of Stratford. A man was driving his pregnant wife to a hospital in Stratford just after 3 a.m., when the woman went into the final stages of labour. Her husband pulled into the provincial ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Patients Treat Serious Illness as Laughing Matter

    Patients Treat Serious Illness as Laughing Matter
    NEW YORK — The off-color jokes flew around the room. As the anecdotes got bawdier, the laughter intensified. Some recited from memory, others read from notebooks they brought along. The setting for the hilarity was the Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center at Montefiore Hospital. The participants were cancer patients, some with advanced stages of the illness. They were taking part in the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Challenges Bond with Son

    Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Challenges Bond with Son
    Mary Graham, a nursing aide who travels from home to home bathing people too ill to care for themselves, knows how sickness works - the way it sneaks up on the unsuspecting and tries to steal their breath away. She does her best to make her patients comfortable, but when that's no longer possible, when they are ready to let go ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    First US Count Finds 1 in 200 Kids Are Vegetarian

    First US Count Finds 1 in 200 Kids Are Vegetarian
    Sam Silverman is co-captain of his high school football team — a safety accustomed to bruising collisions. But that's nothing compared with the abuse he gets for being a vegetarian. "I get a lot of flak for it in the locker room," said the 16-year-old junior at Westborough High School in Massachusetts. "All the time, my friends try to get me ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Largest-Ever Study of US Child Health Begins

    Largest-Ever Study of US Child Health Begins
    WASHINGTON – Scientists begin recruiting mothers-to-be in North Carolina and New York this week for the largest study of U.S. children ever performed — aiming eventually to track 100,000 around the country from conception to age 21. "We are embarking on the road to discovering the preventable causes of the major chronic diseases that plague American children today," Dr. Philip Landrigan ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Parents Fight For Diabetic Kids' Rights

    Parents Fight For Diabetic Kids' Rights
    Her diabetic son wasn't allowed to prick his finger in school to test his blood sugar, and some days the nurse wasn't available, so Kari Christiansen would drive there every two hours to make sure he didn't suffer a serious reaction. Christiansen had to shuttle the then-kindergartner's blood-testing device back and forth from Westchester Primary School. It was banned from the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    British Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant

    British Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant
    LONDON — British doctors designed a radical solution to save a girl with major heart problems in 1995: they implanted a donor heart directly onto her own failing heart. After 10 years with two blood pumping organs, Hannah Clark's faulty one did what many experts had thought impossible: it healed itself enough so that doctors could remove the donated heart. But ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Burlington, Vt., is Nation's Healthiest City

    Burlington, Vt., is Nation's Healthiest City
    What's the healthiest city in America? It appears to be Burlington, Vt. Vermont's largest city is tops among U.S. metropolitan areas by having the largest proportion of people — 92 percent — who say they are in good or great health. It's also among the best in exercise and among the lowest in obesity, diabetes and other measures of ill health, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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