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Preschooler called hero after running for help when mom suddenly collapsed

A 4-year-old girl in England is being called a hero after she ran next door for help when her mom suddenly collapsed at home a few months ago. Continue reading

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Patient’s request for pizza on hospital window gets great response

A patient’s “window request” for pizza was more than answered this weekend after about a dozen pies showed up at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester. Continue reading

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‘Today in LA’ anchor warns parents after daughter choked on Easter candy

A Los Angeles-based news anchor took to Facebook on Sunday to share “the scariest moment” of her life as a warning for parents whose kids received baskets full of candy on Easter. Continue reading

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Mom’s ‘avocado hand’ mishap results in severed tendon, sliced artery

A Florida woman who sliced through a nerve and severed an artery in her hand while trying to cut an avocado said she still has numbness in her ring finger nearly one year after the accident. Continue reading

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Teen has 33-pound cyst removed from abdomen after complaints of pain

A 16-year-old patient who complained of pain and missed menstrual cycles had a 33-pound cyst removed from her abdomen last week after doctors decided to operate. Continue reading

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Nurse diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer after spitting up blood now cancer-free thanks to innovative technology

A nurse who went to the doctor for symptoms of fatigue in 2013 said she realized it was probably something more than vitamin D deficiency when she started coughing up blood. Continue reading

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LAX travelers warned about possible measles exposure again

Travelers who passed through LAX were again warned of possible measles exposure after a confirmed case was reported on April 3. Continue reading

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Blood pressure medication recall expanded over possible cancer-causing ingredient

The company behind blood pressure medication tablets has expanded a recall for two products after trace amounts of a possible cancer-causing ingredient was detected in the tablets. Continue reading

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California baby dies from whooping cough, health officials confirm

A California baby has died after contracting whooping cough, officials said, marking the first such death in Orange County in more than a decade. Continue reading

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Surgeons remove man’s 61-pound neck tumor in marathon operation

A 68-year-old man in China reportedly underwent life-changing surgery to remove a 61-pound cancerous tumor from his neck and upper back earlier this month. Continue reading

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Girl, 11, dies after severe allergic reaction to toothpaste ingredient, family says

A heartbroken California mother is stressing the importance of reading ingredient labels after her 11-year-old daughter suffered a fatal allergic reaction allegedly triggered by a new prescription toothpaste. Continue reading

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Mom says toddler nearly died after accidentally eating laundry pod: ‘We got very lucky’

A Rhode Island toddler who still suffers from breathing issues nearly two years after he accidentally swallowed a laundry pod is lucky to be alive, his mother said, after he spent three days on life support on the hospital. Continue reading

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Student learns ‘menstrual pain’ was actually football-sized cyst

An 18-year-old student is concerned about the future of her fertility after doctors discovered a massive cyst had wrapped itself around one of her ovaries, effectively “killing� it. Continue reading

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Girl’s feet infested with parasitic sand fleas after running through pigsty barefoot

A 10-year-old girl who had developed itchy, painful brown-colored papules on the bottom of her feet was actually suffering from a parasitic sand flea infestation. Continue reading

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Man claims vape pen left him with third-degree burns after pocket explosion

A former smoker whose vape pen allegedly exploded in his pocket leaving him with severe burns has spoken out from his hospital bed to warn others about the potential dangers of using the popular device. Continue reading

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Texas woman with rare disorder that causes massive swelling hopes to inspire others

A Texas woman who was born with a rare disorder that has caused her leg to swell so large that she can no longer wear pants has refused to let it cause her shame. Continue reading

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California bill would allow state employees to bring babies to work

Lawmakers in California will decide on Wednesday the fate of a bill that would allow for state employees to bring their babies to work with them. Continue reading

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Second infant dies in Italy after at-home circumcision

Another infant has died in Italy after an at-home circumcision, marking the second such death in as many months Continue reading

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Massachusetts warns of possible measles exposure after confirmed case outside Boston

Massachusetts health officials are warning residents about possible measles exposure after a confirmed case was reported in the greater Boston area on Sunday. Continue reading

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Frozen beef patties recalled after consumers report finding plastic in product

Food service provider AdvancePierre Foods, Inc. has issued a recall for more than 20,000 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen beef patties over possible plastic contamination. Continue reading

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