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Family finds model trains soothe autistic son

Twelve-year-old Andrew Gray loves trains – so much that he and his family recently finished building a 250-foot railroad at their campsite at Plymouth Rock … Full story    

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Family finds model trains soothe autistic son

Twelve-year-old Andrew Gray loves trains – so much that he and his family recently finished building a 250-foot railroad at their campsite at Plymouth Rock … Full story    
Updated 7 hours ago

Tourniquets are making comeback with police

HOUSTON – Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized … Full story    
Updated 7 hours ago

Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as it is to people

LOS ANGELES – Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog’s mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had … Full story    
Updated 7 hours ago

Kids wage everyday battle for freedom

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column originally ran on July 1, 2012. Friday was a national celebration of freedom. But when you’re a child, every day is … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

Surgery center gets  AAAHC accreditation

NASHUA – The Surgery Center of Greater Nashua has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Status as an accredited organization means … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

Guidelines say most women can skip exam

WASHINGTON – No more dreaded pelvic exam? New guidelines say most healthy women can skip the yearly ritual. Routine pelvic exams don’t benefit women who … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

For smokers, e-cigarettes might save some money

RICHMOND, Va. – It’s difficult to say yet if electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular fire-and-tobacco smokes, but they can save smokers hundreds or … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

Diabetic, triumphant skier inspires youth

PRINCETON, Ind. – It’s hard enough making it to the Olympics. Try doing it with Type 1 diabetes. Kris Freeman did just that – four … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2014

FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

WASHINGTON – Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2014

Report details sign-up hurdles

CHICAGO – A poorly designed federal system prevented perhaps thousands of immigrants from enrolling in coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, according to … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2014

Unseeing chiropractors OK

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court ordered the nation’s leading chiropractic college on Friday to make accommodations to allow blind students to complete … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2014

Mammograms may cut breast cancer deaths by 28%

LONDON – In the latest major study to consider whether the dangers of mammograms outweigh the benefits, experts say the tests can reduce the chances … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2014

Have a plan for results

How do you get your fitness results? Those of you reading this have interest in your health and physique. What are you currently doing to … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2014

Mentally ill or impaired inmates often forgotten

PHILADELPHIA – Marvae Dunn cannot speak. He cannot walk. He cannot follow directions beyond the simplest of commands and does not understand most of what … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2014