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November 08, 2016

DACULA, Ga. — A year ago, Cindy Martinez struggled to walk even a few feet and lift just 5 pounds.

A flesh-eating bacteria had ravaged the 35-year-old Marine veteran's body. She had a grim choice: Amputate both legs, an arm below the elbow, and parts of the fingers on her remaining arm…


November 07, 2016

BENSALEM, Pa. — Forget the clanging of coins. It's more the sounds of silence at the vending machines in schools these days.

Many students aren't buying the healthy snacks, fruit juices and water that must now be offered in school vending machines instead of candy, soda and other sugary, high-…


October 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA  — There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents said, give the responsible ones a bad name.

A Pennsylvania mother claiming to be vegan was charged this month with child endangerment for feeding her baby nothing but small…


October 19, 2016

NEW YORK — Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary celebrations last weekend came with a sense of relief for the group that traces its roots to a time when women could not vote and contraception was illegal.

The organization, whose services include birth control, sex education and abortions,…


October 17, 2016

STOCKHOLM — When the young Australian cervical cancer patient learned she had to lose her womb in order to survive, she proposed something audacious to the doctor who was treating her: She asked if she could have a womb transplant, so she could one day carry her own baby.

This was nearly two…


October 13, 2016

A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a small tumor that is not destined to grow than she is to have a true problem spotted early.

The work could further shift the balance of whether screening's harms…


October 06, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. — Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn't reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson & Johnson's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. So who's right? And is baby powder safe?

Most research finds…


October 04, 2016

WASHINGTON — An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy, but Thomas lived just six days.

Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for…


September 29, 2016

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Karen Woodland always knew she would donate a kidney to her mom.

For 35 years, her mother, Janice Smith, has had polycystic kidney disease, which slowly caused her kidneys to fail.

"My mom was first diagnosed when I was 10," Woodland said. "My grandfather also had the…


September 24, 2016

Nash UNC Health Care is proud to announce that after receiving an extraordinary number of DAISY Award nominations for exceptional nursing in the last year, the entire Nash Women’s Center nursing staff recently was recognized with the DAISY Foundation’s special…

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