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Key moments inside the operating room

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:29:40 GMT

The surgical team labored for 27 painstaking hours to separate twins Jadon and Anias McDonald. The boys were born joined at the head. The surgery to separate them was rare and complicated.(image)

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Conjoined twins separated in marathon surgery

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:33:29 GMT

After 27 hours of surgery, twin boys Anias and Jadon McDonald -- born joined at the head 13 months ago -- began a new life apart on Friday.(image)

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How 3-D technology helped separate conjoined twins

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:00:42 GMT

On October 13, a surgical team stood over two 13-month old boys who were joined at the head and shared up to 2 inches of brain tissue.(image)

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Missouri files suit against opioid manufactures

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:07:11 GMT

Missouri has filed suit against three pharmaceutical companies for allegedly violating the state's Medicare fraud and consumer-protection statutes by "misrepresenting the truth" about opioids, Attorney General Josh Hawley said Wednesday.(image)

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Shop brews opportunity for people with disabilities

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:33:02 GMT

Coffee shops are cool, but in Wilmington, North Carolina, Bitty & Beau's Coffee is known for its warmth.(image)

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Texas water park takes accessibility to the next level

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:31:36 GMT

When the Morgan's Inspiration Island water park opens in San Antonio on Saturday, visitors won't find any wheelchair ramps at one of the park's main attractions: the riverboat adventure.(image)

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Bloomers to bikinis: Bathing suits through history

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:49:04 GMT

Do you prefer a one-piece or a string bikini? Swim trunks or a snug Speedo? Whatever you select, your choice isn't made in a vacuum under the florescent lights of a fitting room. History has informed the bathing suit styles of today, in ways we might never imagine. Click through the gallery above to learn how modesty, function and the evolution of style have affected the suits you take to the water, and look below for a collection of facts about swimwear.(image)

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Couple adopts infants with special needs -- 88 of them

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:09:41 GMT

The labor of love started in Florida even before Camille Geraldi, a nurse, met her husband Mike, a pediatrician. And it's been going on for the last four decades.(image)

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Alabama high school's conservative summer reading list stirs controversy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:54:18 GMT

Among the titles in the Spanish Fort High School teacher's list: "Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions," "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto" and "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and their Assault on America."(image)

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Why confusion leads seniors to turn down home health care

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:39:21 GMT

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn't want anyone coming into his home, and he didn't think he needed any help.(image)

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Sheriff to shorten sentences for inmates who rescued fallen deputy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:02:06 GMT

Inmates in Georgia are getting their sentences shortened for helping a sheriff's deputy who collapsed while on security detail.(image)

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Today is International Widows Day and these are their stories

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:51:14 GMT

From a Syrian refugee to a military widow in the United States, these are their stories of loss, grief and survival.(image)

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Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:02:28 GMT

You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors -- nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body -- research does show that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly.(image)

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Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:19:56 GMT

American teens' sex habits and contraceptive use haven't changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.(image)

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Where in the world will the next emerging disease appear?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:03:46 GMT

Some of the world's worst diseases -- think Ebola or AIDS -- start in animals, jump the hurdle of species to enter humans and then get passed from person to person. These are called zoonotic or animal-origin infectious diseases. What if you could predict the location on this vast and spinning globe where the next of these potentially deadly diseases will emerge?(image)

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier's death

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:01:38 GMT

What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it's likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier's parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son.(image)

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Flawed gun data lead to wrong conclusions, researchers say

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:08:17 GMT

Researchers and some media reports have suggested a so-called "medical triumph" is happening in American hospitals because homicide rates have decreased despite a rise in gun violence. But the idea didn't sound right to two gun researchers.(image)

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Hummus with pine nuts recalled over possible listeria contamination

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:30:42 GMT

Three brands of hummus produced by House of Thaller are being recalled for potential listeria contamination. All three brands -- Fresh Foods Market, Lantana and Marketside -- have pine nuts on top and come in 10-ounce packages.(image)

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San Francisco moves to ban sales of vaping flavors, menthol cigarettes

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:47:01 GMT

San Francisco city supervisors approved this week an ordinance to ban the sales of flavored vaping liquid. The measure would also prohibit sales of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products.(image)

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Ancient Egyptian's wooden toe is sophisticated prosthetic

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:20:03 GMT

A wooden big toe that enabled a priest's daughter to walk around 3,000 years ago has been found to be even more complex than researchers believed. It is thought to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices ever found.(image)

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How your dog could call 911 in an emergency

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:22:22 GMT

Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing dog-friendly touch-screen technologies and wearable sensors that could help service animals call 911 or text a family member during a medical emergency.(image)

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CDC panel again advises against FluMist

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:37:42 GMT

Shots will continue to be the main option for the upcoming flu season. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee recommended Wednesday that FluMist, the nasal spray influenza vaccine, not be used during the 2017-18 season.(image)

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Don't lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:12:58 GMT

Last week, actress Carrie Fisher's autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the "Star Wars" actress' death.(image)

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EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific evidence

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:13:21 GMT

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts may consider vaccines to be the cause of an illness, even in the absence of scientific evidence confirming a link.(image)

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