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What a real "Fault in our Stars' couple taught us

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:35:07 GMT

They became known as "the real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple" and soon became nearly as famous as the couple in the novel and movie.(image)

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Meet the Pragers, a real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:39:11 GMT

Late one night on Facebook, a girl with cystic fibrosis messaged a boy with cystic fibrosis, and both their lives were changed forever.(image)

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Katie Prager dies days after her husband

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:05:12 GMT

Katie Prager, the wife in the real "Fault in Our Stars" couple, died Thursday after complications from cystic fibrosis and a lung transplant. She was 26 years old.(image)

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Dalton and Katie Prager: A love story

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:12:40 GMT

Katie and Dalton Prager both had cystic fibrosis. Despite doctors' warnings, they married and became known as the real "Fault in Our Stars" couple. They passed away days apart from each other in September 2016.(image)

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Removing ovaries speeds aging in premenopausal women

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:10:44 GMT

A surgery recommended to women as a way to prevent ovarian cancer is unethical in many cases, say Mayo Clinic researchers.(image)

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Weight bias is bigger problem than you may think, experts say

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:55:52 GMT

Fatness was an unexpected topic at the presidential debate -- and many obesity experts now say that they are concerned about what was said.(image)

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Are 911 calls affected by police violence?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:07:53 GMT

Police violence can pull a city apart with unrest and pain, but there may be another, equally chilling consequence.(image)

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Not throwing away my shot: Chicago docs using 'Hamilton' songs to fight flu

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:35:33 GMT

A Chicago doctor's office is using the power of the founding fathers and a cultural phenomenon to encourage you to get a flu shot this year.(image)

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He walked into school with a gun, she talked him out of it

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:04:22 GMT

A 14-year-old student came into Molly Hudgens' office with a lot on his mind -- and a gun.(image)

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Special delivery for cancer-stricken father

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:30:21 GMT

There is never a good time to find out you have cancer. But the bad news couldn't have come at a worst moment for expectant father Cagney Wenk.(image)

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Blind football player defies odds on the field and in life

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:54:19 GMT

When Jake Olson steps out of the tunnel on game days, he can't see the fans or the football field like his teammates.(image)

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More baby boomers may face treatment-resistant depression

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:16:23 GMT

Rini Kramer-Carter has tried everything to pull herself out of her dark emotional hole: individual therapy, support groups, tai chi and numerous antidepressants.(image)

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To improve health, cities are changing their streetlights

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:58:34 GMT

In response to a recent warning by American Medical Association against the use of powerful LED lights, cities are now opting for street lamps with lower color temperatures, meaning less blue light emission.(image)

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The Americans are free of measles, WHO says

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:54:29 GMT

An effort spanning two decades has resulted in a global first: The Americas have eliminated measles, the World Health Organization said this week. The battle was won through mass vaccination to prevent the viral disease, which can cause severe health problems including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death.(image)

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Little kidney stone? Ride a roller coaster, says study

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:47:29 GMT

When you're trying to pass a kidney stone, you're probably not thinking, in your cloud of agony, "Darn it! I should have ridden a roller coaster."(image)

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These cuisines could help you live longer

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:40:58 GMT

Going on vacation could be the secret to a long and healthy life, .(image)

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Controversial 3-parent baby technique produces a boy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:43:58 GMT

Not everyone is rejoicing following the birth of a seemingly healthy three-parent baby earlier this year, which is detailed in study published in a scientific journal Tuesday. The baby boy was born on April 6 in Mexico, having been conceived using a technique called spindle nuclear transfer.(image)

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What America's most challenged books say about us

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:11:15 GMT

It used to be that sex and offensive language were the most frequently cited reasons for attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. And, anything to do with Harry Potter.(image)

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Want to keep track of your kids online? These apps can help

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:49:26 GMT

As kids become more independent, we want to foster their sense of responsibility and give them room to prove themselves. But it can be difficult to navigate this natural separation, especially when kids are doing who-knows-what on their devices. There are constant questions: Where are they? Who's contacting them? What are they doing online? Since tweens and teens are often tight-lipped about their lives, it can be tricky to get clear answers.(image)

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Getting a flu shot? It may be better to wait

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:10:42 GMT

The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come in and get your flu shot.(image)

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How everyday fungi kill millions

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:44:57 GMT

Diseases caused by fungi are deadlier than many think, killing around 1.5 million people globally each year.(image)

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Could another person's feces help you lose weight?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:25:30 GMT

A study links the diversity of bacteria in feces with a person's weight, and scientists think transplants to widen the variety could help prevent obesity.(image)

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Blood test could improve treatment for depression

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:35:54 GMT

A new blood test could help doctors tailor treatments for depression by identifying which drugs will be most effective in each patient.(image)

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Sammy's Milk baby food recalled over bacteria fears

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:22:46 GMT

A baby food is being recalled over concerns it may contain a potentially deadly bacteria and may not provide infants with adequate levels of iron.(image)

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Syrian rescuer breaks down after saving infant

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:46:05 GMT

The violence is so constant it's easy for those on the outside to become numb, accustomed to horror. But on the front lines, there before the dust even settles, the White Helmets can't help but care. And sometimes, they can't help but cry.(image)

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New CDC guidance on Zika and sex

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:39:19 GMT

If you're a man who travels to an area with active Zika transmission, you should wait at least six months after exposure to have unprotected sex or try to conceive a baby, the Centers for Disease Control announced Friday, even if you never had symptoms of the virus. Women should wait a full eight weeks after exposure.(image)

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Thailand confirms Asia's first babies born with Zika-related microcephaly

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:44:39 GMT

Thailand said Friday that two babies had been born with Zika-related microcephaly -- the first time the condition has been reported in Asia.(image)

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