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He's About To Be Sent Home, When All Of A Sudden, The School Nurse Notices Something Others Don't

When Carrie Stephenson showed up to her job at West Bemis Middle School last Friday, she was expecting an ordinary day.<p>Instead, she ended up saving a …

Education

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Sickening, gruelling or frightful: how doctors measure pain

Suffering is difficult to describe and impossible to see. So how can doctors tell how much it hurts?<p>One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this awful pain just here.” She prodded her abdomen and made a face. “It feels like something’s really wrong.” Woozily noting that it was …

Chronic Pain

Making Progress in Rare Diseases

<i>After 30 years, the Orphan Drug Act is helping small companies innovate in small patient populations.</i><p>While rare diseases are, by definition, rare, …

'I have a disability but I'm not disabled': Bodybuilder with Cerebral Palsy is hailed an 'inspiration' as a video of him flexing goes viral

• <b>An amazing video shows Steve Alexy from Suffolk, Virginia flexing</b>• <b><br>The bodybuilder has 15,000 followers on Instagram and is loved by fans</b>• <b><br>He lives by</b> …

Does Dad Need to Show Up for Doctor's Appointments?

Who takes the children to doctor’s appointments? This is a conversation all parents have, whether or not they have a kid with special needs. It …

Easing the Toll of Sickle Cell Disease in Childbirth — CheckOrphan

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA - Creating hospital teams devoted to treating pregnant women who have sickle cell disease reduced death rates for those women by …

Mom Reveals Why She Refuses to Tell Her 12-Year

A mother has explained her agonizing decision not to tell her 12-year-old daughter that she is dying. Wendy Ferguson, 44, a mother-of-two and nurse …

Frequent sauna use may reduce dementia risk in men

In the first study of its kind, researchers from Finland have identified a link between regular sauna use and reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease and …

Family Moves Across State Lines to Receive Better Access - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

Gabby was born with the rare condition vanishing gastroschisis and lives with short bowel syndrome.<p>Today we are sharing the story of one little girl …

Nominations Open for NORD’s 2017 Rare Impact Awards - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

<b>Washington, D.C., October 14, 2016</b>—The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the leading independent nonprofit organization representing …

12-Year-Old Boy Asks Santa for Mom’s Heart Transplant: ‘I Believe in You’

It starts like a lot of other letters to Santa do: “Dear Santa, I believe in you.” But then it takes a pretty unexpected turn: “I don’t want toys for …

Social Worker

Proud Dad Praises Sons, 6 And 10, For Offering To Shovel Snow For Stranger In Wheelchair

Daniel Medina, 33, of Milwaukee, told InsideEdition.com he was returning from a shopping trip Sunday with his two sons, 6 and 10, when they saw a man …

Parenting

Study suggests stomach microbes may affect Parkinson's disease

The germs living inside a person's digestive system may affect symptoms of Parkinson's disease, researchers reported Thursday.<p>Tests done on mice showed their symptoms worsened when they were dosed with microbes taken from human Parkinson's patients but not when they got samples from healthy …

What to do if someone is having a heart attack

Health & Wellness<p>One of America's most beloved TV dads, Alan Thicke, passed away this week after a sudden heart attack at age 69. While we don't know his medical history, his death is an important reminder we all could use some helpful tips on what to do if someone is experiencing heart …

Health

Alan Thicke Died Of A Heart Attack At 69—The Symptoms You Should Know

Much-loved TV dad Alan Thicke, father of singer Robin Thicke, died Tuesday from a heart attack. Thicke, 69, who was best known for playing Dr. Jason …

Stroke rates drop for older adults, rise in young

People born in the first decade of the "baby boom generation," between 1945 and 1954, had lower rates of stroke than those born 20 years before or …

Conjoined twins survive marathon separation surgery

Conjoined twins survived a marathon surgery and became two little girls early Wednesday morning, CBS Sacramento reports.<p>Since birth, 2-year-old Erika …

Flash Mob Surprises Mom Of 4 Battling Cancer With $13,000 For Medical Bills

"We were crying, overwhelmed," said Amanda Kofoed, the 30-year-old mother of four who was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma in October. "They …

Flash Mob

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The Motley Fool

Motley Fool News & Commentary<p>Jamal Carnette, Sean Williams, Jason Hall, Neha Chamaria, Matthew DiLallo, Steve Symington, and Brian Feroldi | January …

Preventable Cancers Will Kill 5.5 Million Women Each Year By 2030, Review Predicts

In recent years, we’ve make promising strides in the fight against cancer, and have improved both prevention and treatment efforts. We still have a …

Andy Cohen Reveals Skin Cancer Diagnosis On 'Live With Kelly'

Kelly Ripa urged the "Watch What Happens Live" host to get a spot on his lip checked out.<p>Andy Cohen appeared alongside Kelly Ripa on “Live with Kelly” Friday morning and made a startling revelation about his health. The 48-year-old “Watch What Happens Live” host revealed that he was recently …

High Blood Pressure

75-year-old man with cancer completes 100th marathon

Health & Wellness<p>In 2003, Don Wright, now 75, completed his first, and what he thought would be his <i>last</i> marathon. A few weeks after the race, he went to see his physician about what he thought was benign back pain. It turned out to be something much more serious.<p>His doctors diagnosed him with a …

Cancer

7 Doctor-Approved Ways to Boost Your Immunity Right Now

Your immune system: It keeps you well — except when it utterly fails you at the moment you can least afford to get sick. This winter, spare yourself …

An electric shock therapy stops self-harm among the autistic, but at what cost?

<b>Michael Shields, 51, sits quietly</b> eating lunch with his parents, James, 83, and Phyllis, 85, who have come for their monthly visit. Michael has been a resident at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center, a school for mentally disabled and autistic children and adults in a quiet Boston suburb, for 25 …

Autism

The IRS could instantly help 387,000 disabled Americans. What's it waiting for?

Thus far the IRS has been silent, even though Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tried to poke it awake last month with a stern letter. Time may be …

Shingles vaccination not at goal levels for U.S. seniors

(Reuters Health) – Just one in five people over age 60 in the U.S. have been vaccinated against a painful eruption of herpes zoster, also known as shingles, despite recommendations that all of them should get the shot.<p>Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, which remains dormant in the …