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A new heart saved her – and it came with the name of the teen who gave it

A new heart saved her – and it came with the name of the teen who gave it

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August 20, 2019 at 9:26 am

Kurt Lefteroff knew Cheryl Murdock for nine years before they started dating in September 2001. She was 42 and seemed perfectly healthy. He didn't know that when Murdock was in sixth grade, she w...

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A mineral, a metal and a deadly pregnancy condition

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August 20, 2019 at 8:13 am | Pregnant women with lower concentrations of the trace mineral manganese or higher amounts of the metal cadmium in their blood may be more likely to develop preeclampsia, according to a new study. ...

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A Brush With A Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education And The Big Bill That Followed

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August 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | I was just petting an orange tabby cat in my Falls Church, Va., neighborhood, a cat I’d never met before. He was very cute. And he was purring and butting his head against my hand. Until he wasn’t. ...

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Exemptions for vaccinations not all gone

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August 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | SPOKANE — Families with children who have had personal or philosophical exemptions to the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella will have to vaccinate their children or get a different exemption as ...

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Prescription omega-3 medications work for high triglycerides, advisory says

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August 19, 2019 at 7:13 am | Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medication can lower high triglyceride levels, but people should avoid unregulated supplements, a science advisory from the American Heart Association says. Trigly...

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Why do women get cholesterol-lowering statins less frequently than men?

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August 19, 2019 at 7:19 am | Women are less likely than men to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statins – or get them prescribed at guideline-recommended intensity levels when they do, according to a new study that also look...

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After A Rural Hospital Closes, Delays In Emergency Care Cost Patients Dearly

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August 19, 2019 at 8:50 am | FORT SCOTT, Kan. — For more than 30 minutes, Robert Findley lay unconscious in the back of an ambulance next to Mercy Hospital Fort Scott on a frigid February morning with paramedics hand-pumping oxy...

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DIY Tech Gives People More Freedom In Managing Diabetes

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August 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | When Sam Mazaheri was 9, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. That means Sam’s body makes little or no insulin, a hormone that turns food into energy. “All of a sudden I had to manage everythin...

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Planned Parenthood will reject federal funding rather than comply with new Trump Administration rule

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August 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm | Planned Parenthood announced Monday it refuses to comply with a Trump administration rule barring health care providers from making abortion referrals and will withdraw from a federal family planning...

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