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Health

Boy who lost limbs gets double-hand transplant

By KATHY MATHESON
The Associated Press

An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to infection has become the young­est patient to receive a double-hand trans­plant, surgeons said Tuesday. Zion … Full story    

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Software turns phones into medical tools

SAN FRANCISCO - Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, N.Y., had to give up … Full story    
Published:  August 1, 2015

Garber | Teach child lesson of ‘no’

"In case of a loss of cabin pressure ... " Flight attendants remind us routinely: Take care of yourself first. This is not selfishness - … Full story    
Published:  August 1, 2015

Boy who lost limbs gets double-hand transplant

An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to infection has become the young­est patient to receive a double-hand trans­plant, surgeons said Tuesday. Zion … Full story    
Published:  August 1, 2015

5 things from Social Security, Medicare checkup

WASHINGTON - Looking at the big picture, the financial health of Social Security and Medicare doesn't appear to have worsened. Wednesday's annual check-up found that … Full story    
Published:  July 26, 2015

Tetreault | 5 keys to feel that summer sureness

Have confidence this summer! Now that you've shed your winter layers, ask yourself: What can you do throughout the summer to keep yourself going? Check … Full story    
Published:  July 26, 2015

Across US, doctors are bringing back house calls

Mary Venturacci is 98 years old and lives by herself in her northeast Salem home. It's an ideal situation for most older adults, who prefer … Full story    
Published:  July 26, 2015

Becoming a dad? Expect to gain weight

NEW YORK - Many men gain a new sense of respon­sibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 … Full story    
Published:  July 22, 2015

Families push for Alzheimer’s research

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alzheimer's has ravaged generations of Dean DeMoe's family - his grandmother, father, siblings - all in their 40s and 50s. DeMoe himself … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2015

Like riding a bike

Listen: It's a gorgeous summer Sunday morning. There's a lawn mower buzz­ing away in the distance. Fluffy white clouds dot a perfect blue sky. The … Full story    
Published:  July 19, 2015

Team tracks down homeless people needing meds

It's just after 8 a.m., and Lazaro Trueba and Ivan Romero are driving around downtown with a pack of Clipper cigars and a stash of … Full story    
Published:  July 19, 2015

Prenatal test may serve as cancer clue

CHICAGO - For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong - with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a … Full story    
Published:  July 19, 2015

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcross blood.org. n 8 … Full story    
Published:  July 19, 2015

It’s just the tip of the iceberg

How do we interpret the many symptoms we may experience in our bodies over time? In most cases, symptoms will come and go as the … Full story    
Published:  July 12, 2015

Ill. doctor shortage addressed by telepsychiatry

There's a room at the Rosecrance Ware Center in Rockford where patients have been going for six months to see Dr. Michael Kuna-even though he's … Full story    
Published:  July 12, 2015