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Teen Stranded 30 Hours in Waist-Deep Snow ‘Knew’ He Would Die, But Survival Instincts Kept Him Alive

Like many outdoorsmen, 17-year-old Nicolas (Nico) Stacy-Alcantara finds nature rejuvenating and a breath of fresh air after the hustle and bustle of daily life. “I love hiking, it kind of clears my head,” he told AP News. On Jan. 2, while visiting Salt Lake City, Utah, the Fresno, California, resident decided to hike through Millcreek…

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California Extending Taxpayer-Funded Health Coverage to Even More Illegals

“If you build it, they will come.” If the old adage holds any water, it is no wonder Pew Research Center reported in 2019 that the state of California is home to the largest population of illegal immigrants in the United States, accounting for approximately one in five of nation’s estimated illegal migrants. Liberal Gov.…

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Dad Loses 40 Pounds, Becomes Living Donor for Infant Son in Desperate Need of Liver Transplant

Sean and Josie Kelley of West Almond, New York, have what many today would consider a “large” family of seven kids. The most recent additions are Silas and Sawyer — twins, just like Sean and his sister, Briana Kelley. Three of the Kelley kids have a rare condition called Alagille Syndrome, which can affect the…

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After Family Says They Were Told To ‘Pull the Plug,’ Woman Wakes from 7-Month Coma

Some of the most terrifying health scares are the ones that strike out of the blue. In September 2018, one woman by the name of Kertisha Brabson started experiencing some very strange symptoms. At the hospital, she spoke oddly, danced and reached for things that weren’t there. According to her mother, the change was dramatic.…

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Woman Charged $28,395.50 for Sore Throat Exam by Primary Care Doctor

Alexa Kasdan, a 40-year-old public policy consultant from Brooklyn, New York, was charged $28,395.50 for a sore throat exam at her primary care doctor. According to NPR, Kasdan went to get a lingering cough and sore throat checked out before she went on a vacation in October. Under the suspicion that she had strep throat,…

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FedEx Flew Little Girl in Need of Liver Transplant To Hospital in Middle of Snowstorm

When Nicholas and Jesse Faris welcomed Brooklyn into their lives, they knew she would need some extra care. Adopted from China in 2015, the little girl was suffering from a condition that had compromised her liver — but the Farises felt called to make Brooklyn part of their family. “We knew ahead of time that…

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Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Admitted to Hospital

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to a London hospital. Buckingham Palace said the 98-year-old Philip was admitted to the King Edward VII hospital for observation and treatment of a pre-existing condition. “The admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’ Doctor,” the palace said in…

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Christian Music Artist Gives All the Glory to God Upon Wife’s Release from Hospital Following Brain Aneurysm

Mac Powell, frontman of the band Third Day, announced that his wife, Aimee, has been released from the hospital following a brain aneurysm. On Nov. 30. Aimee Powell was taken by ambulance to a local hospital after experiencing severe head pain, Mac Powell wrote on Instagram. A CT scan revealed that Aimee had a brain…

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Nurses Dress Newborn Babies as Baby Yoda for ‘Out of This World Christmas’

Nurses at a Pennslyvania hospital dressed up newborn babies as Baby Yoda to celebrate an “out of this world Christmas.” Nurse Caitlin Pechin, who works at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, said she knit Santa hats with green ears designed to look like Star Wars character Baby Yoda.…

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10 Ex-NFL Players Charged with Defrauding Millions from League’s Health Care Benefit Program

Ten former NFL players have been charged with defrauding the league’s health care benefit program, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players include former Washington Redskins Clinton Portis and Carlos Rogers. Prosecutors allege the players targeted the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, which was established as part of a collective bargaining agreement…

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Two New Experimental Drugs May Help Save Lives of Women with Aggressive Forms of Breast Cancer – Report

Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments. One drug showed a particular ability to reach tumors in the brain, which are notoriously tough to treat. The other pairs a sort of…

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14-Year-Old Found in Cold Outside by Nurse After Mother Allegedly Abandoned Him at Hospital

Atlanta police charged a mother with cruelty to children on Wednesday after her special needs teenager was found abandoned at a hospital — cold, confused and unable to say who he was. The mother told investigators she left her 14-year-old son at Grady Memorial Hospital because she felt overwhelmed caring for him as well as…

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Mom Issues Warning, Says Mishap with Phone Charger ‘Threw’ Toddler Across Room in Puff of Smoke

When a baby comes into your life, there’s a swirl of adjustment that never quite seems to slow down. Not only do you have to think about clothing and feeding a new miniature human, you have to think of their safety, too. Cabinet doors, table corners, electrical outlets — the list of dangers goes on…

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Woman Dies After Accidentally Igniting Oxygen Tank with Her Own Cigarette

A 61-year-old woman in North Carolina passed away after reportedly igniting her oxygen tank with a cigarette she was smoking. Belinda Coble used an oxygen tank for medical reasons, according to WNCN. While using the tank on Tuesday, Nash County Sheriff’s Office reported that she was also smoking. The flame from the cigarette ignited the…

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New Study Finds Concerning Spike in Cellphone-Related Facial Injuries

Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. That’s according to a study published Thursday that found a spike in U.S. emergency room treatment for these mostly minor injuries. The research was led by a facial plastic surgeon whose patients include a woman who broke her nose when…

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Woman Drops 500 Pounds After Doctors Remove Tongue Due to Stage 4 Oral Cancer

Jen Costa says she’s always been on the chubbier side. Despite being a bit bigger than the other kids her age, she was still mobile — until an accident left her sedentary at the age of 19. The Long Island native told the New York Post that a bus hit her, snapping her knee ligaments…

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Woman with Alzheimer’s Makes Medical History Thanks to Clinical Trial To Fight Disease

One year after experts at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute made a historic breakthrough in treating patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, the first patient from the trial has spoken out about the improvements she and her family have noticed. In October 2018, a team of neurologists at WVU discovered that focused ultrasound waves could…

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63-Year-Old Man Passes Away After Contracting Rare Disease When He Was Licked by His Dog

‘He had been touched and licked, but not bitten or injured, by his dog, his only pet, in previous weeks.’

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Surgeons Remove Kidney from Man Weighing Equivalent of Two Newborn Babies

The average adult kidney is about the size of a fist. It works quietly and almost unnoticeably until something goes wrong, as anyone who’s ever experienced a kidney stone can attest. There are various conditions that can cause the kidney to grow beyond its normal size, with cysts being a leading culprit. The current Guinness…

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