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March 28, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Even though she's now cancer-free, the anger shows when Flower Scalia, 35, remembers being diagnosed.

Raised in California, she had been living in Chattanooga for almost 20 years, working as a dental assistant and helping her husband at the shoe repair shop his family has…


Sleep safety program provides cardboard boxes as cribs

March 14, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. — Cardboard boxes certainly aren't new technology. But when they're linked to a practice that started in Finland decades ago to help babies sleep safely, they're taking on a new purpose as so-called baby boxes make their way to the U.S.

Parents are beginning to take baby boxes…


First step taken to help preserved organs survive the deep freeze

March 07, 2017

WASHINGTON — Deep-freezing donated organs might one day help improve the transplant supply but scientists must first figure out how to thaw the delicate tissue without it cracking. Now researchers are taking a first step toward that goal, using nanotechnology to create super heaters for…


New glasses help the legally blind see

February 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight.

Suddenly, Regan could read a newspaper while eating breakfast and make out the faces of…