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    Photo Captures Image of an 'Angel' in Hospital Hallway

    Photo Captures Image of an 'Angel' in Hospital Hallway
    When Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live. Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman. “She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill. Before Chelsea was 2, she was admitted to the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Woman Gives Birth Two Days After Dying

    Woman Gives Birth Two Days After Dying
    Doctors in Oxford, England, say they kept a woman's body alive for two days after her death to allow her to give birth. The Daily Mail said Monday despite the fact professional ice skater Jayne Soliman was declared brain dead last week, doctors were able to keep her body alive long enough to deliver her unborn child via Cesarean section. David ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    'Kidney Stone' Turns Out To Be a Baby

    'Kidney Stone' Turns Out To Be a Baby
    CARBONEAR, Newfoundland, Jan. 8 - A Newfoundland woman who went to a hospital complaining of kidney pain was shocked when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy soon after. Juanita Stead, 36, was at a New Year's Eve party when the pain started and escalated to the point where her husband, Terry, took her to the hospital in the eastern ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Pregnant Woman, 66, Defends Right to Give Birth

    Pregnant Woman, 66, Defends Right to Give Birth
    The woman expecting to become Britain's oldest mother tried to have a child through IVF around five years ago, a friend said yesterday. Elizabeth Adeney, 66, was left 'emotionally exhausted' by the process and considered giving up. But she persevered after seeking advice and is now expecting her child - understood to be a son - weeks before her 67th birthday. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Baby Has 2-Pound Tumor Removed to Reveal Face

    Baby Has 2-Pound Tumor Removed to Reveal Face
    Eight days after Jordan Jamal Smith was born in March, his mother still couldn't see his face. The bulbous, 1.8-pound mound of liquid and tissue protruding from the newborn's mouth covered his eyes and nose, his cheeks and forehead. It had nearly killed him in the womb and threatened his life during his birth. But two University of Miami doctors ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Calif. Octuplets' Mom's Veil of Secrecy Vanishes

    Calif. Octuplets' Mom's Veil of Secrecy Vanishes
    WHITTIER, Calif. – The veil of secrecy octuplets' mother Nadya Suleman shrouded herself in for more than a week was lifted Thursday with the release of public documents showing that the 33-year-old struggled with depression for years until she finally began to realize her childhood dream of having a huge family. Suleman, who now has 14 children, told doctors she battled ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue

    Dr. Cures Baby's Brain Condition with Superglue
    Toddler Dafi Evans owes his life to nothing more than a blob of glue. Using a revolutionary technique hours after his birth, doctors used Histoacryl - similar to superglue - to plug a leak in his brain that would otherwise have killed him in a few days. He was suffering from Vein of Galen malformation, in which missing capillaries between arteries ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Pediatricians Adopt New Term for Shaken Baby Abuse

    Pediatricians Adopt New Term for Shaken Baby Abuse
    CHICAGO – The American Academy of Pediatrics wants doctors to stop using the term "shaken baby syndrome" in favor of something more scientific. The nation's largest pediatricians' group recommends "abusive head trauma," calling it a more comprehensive diagnosis for brain, skull and spinal injuries associated with shaking and other head injuries inflicted on infants. The academy says the new diagnostic term ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins

    Woman With 2 Wombs Delivers Twins
    MARQUETTE, Michigan — A Michigan woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters — one from each uterus. Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Reinfelder's babies were delivered seven weeks premature Thursday by Caesarean section at Marquette General Hospital in the Upper Peninsula, The Mining Journal and WLUC-TV reported. "I'm so excited," Reinfelder said after the twins were born. "I couldn't sleep at ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    One-Third of Nurses Report Physical Abuse by Patients

    One-Third of Nurses Report Physical Abuse by Patients
    TORONTO - A Statistics Canada study suggests that one-third of nurses working in hospitals or long-term care facilities were physically abused by patients in a one-year period. It's the first national survey of its kind, involving questionnaires that were filled in by 12,200 nurses across the country in 2005. Forty-seven per cent of the nurses reported they had been emotionally abused ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Family Sues Nursing Home in Alleged Sex Attack

    Family Sues Nursing Home in Alleged Sex Attack
    The family of a 69-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against a suburban nursing home for failing to protect her from being sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old mentally ill resident. Maplewood Care's administrator tried to cover up a rape by calling it consensual sex, said attorney Pete Flowers, who represents the woman's family and called the case against the Elgin facility ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.

    Internet Addiction Center Opens in U.S.
    FALL CITY, Wash. — Ben Alexander spent nearly every waking minute playing the video game "World of Warcraft." As a result, he flunked out of the University of Iowa. Alexander, 19, needed help to break an addiction he calls as destructive as alcohol or drugs. He found it in this suburb of high-tech Seattle, where what claims to be the first ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000

    Ex-Nursing Student Awarded $450,000
    A Georgia woman expelled from nursing school 13 weeks before graduation will receive $450,000 for her ordeal, a jury has decided. Sara Castle, 55, was thrown out of Appalachian Technical College in Jasper, Ga., after she blew the whistle on an instructor who wasn't providing students with sufficient clinical training time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday. Castle said she and the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Baby Born With 12 Fingers, 12 Toes

    Baby Born With 12 Fingers, 12 Toes
    SAN FRANCISCO - A baby born in San Francisco has six perfectly formed and functional fingers and toes on his hands and feet, say doctors at Saint Luke's Hospital. Kamani Hubbard's extra digits look so normal they weren't noticed at first, said his mother, Miryoki Gross, of Daly City. Extra digits run in the father's side of the family, said dad ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Robot Baby Delivers Lessons

    Robot Baby Delivers Lessons
    One of Torrance Memorial Medical Center's most recent arrivals weighs a little more than 7 pounds, measures 21 inches long, and cries, whimpers and wails with the best of them. But this baby - named Simantha - is packed with wires and a computer, and cost $35,000 to deliver. The bouncing baby robot is the latest addition to the facility's Clinical ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Grandma: Octuplets Mom Obsessed With Having Kids

    Grandma: Octuplets Mom Obsessed With Having Kids
    LOS ANGELES – The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week conceived all 14 of her children through in vitro fertilization, is not married and has been obsessed with having children since she was a teenager, her mother said. Angela Suleman told The Associated Press she was not supportive when her daughter, Nadya Suleman, decided to have more embryos implanted ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Surviving Houston Octuplets Turn 10 Years Old

    Surviving Houston Octuplets Turn 10 Years Old
    HOUSTON – As the cake candles flickered, relatives and friends singing to seven surviving octuplets on their 10th birthday Saturday had to pause and consider after "happy birthday to ..." They continued, "... dear everyone. Happy birthday to you!" The five girls and two boys, part of the world's first set of octuplets born alive, stood behind their large, square cake ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    With Shows Like 'Hawthorne' and 'Nurse Jackie,' Is Nursing Now Considered Trendy?

    With Shows Like 'Hawthorne' and 'Nurse Jackie,' Is Nursing Now Considered Trendy?
    Feb. 15--For years, audiences have tuned in to prime-time medical dramas such as "ER" and "Grey's Anatomy" to watch doctors juggle their messy personal lives along with saving the lives of others. An accurate portrayal of nurses sometimes has been missing, though, some nurses say. That's one reason why Sandra "Mac" McCarthy used to change the channel whenever a medical show ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Tumor in Colorado Newborn's Brain Contained Foot

    Tumor in Colorado Newborn's Brain Contained Foot
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A pediatric neurosurgeon says a tumor he removed from the brain of a Colorado Springs infant contained a tiny foot and other partially formed body parts. Dr. Paul Grabb said he operated on Sam Esquibel at Memorial Hospital for Children after an MRI showed a microscopic tumor on the newborn's brain. Sam was 3 days old and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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