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  • Police officer delivers baby on side of highway

    September 6, 2017 3:59 PM 46

    A police officer in Maryland is being credited with the safe delivery of a baby boy after the newborn’s father flagged him down while en route to the hospital. Sgt. Nick Cicale, of Prince George’s County Police Department, found the distressed couple along the East-West Highway in University Park, Fox 5 DC reported. The father, who was not identified

  • CDC awards $28.6 million to states to fight opioid epidemic

    September 6, 2017 2:29 PM 26

    Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday it is awarding more than $28.6 million in funding to 44 states and Washington, D.C., to fight the opioid epidemic. Under the Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States, or PfS, program, $19.3 million in funding will go to 27 states as program expansion supplemental

  • The Top 10 Workout Songs For September 2017

    September 5, 2017 5:24 PM 11

    The tracks are varied, but the energy is constant. Everything that’s great about this month’s top workout tracks can be summed up in a single word: variety. If keeping your mind engaged is the key to keeping your body in motion, this selection of tracks below should provide plenty of inspiration for both. So, let’s get into the highlights. Pop hits are well represented

  • Chicago police chief leaves hospital after kidney transplant

    September 3, 2017 12:53 AM 22

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has left the hospital three days after undergoing a kidney transplant. Johnson was discharged on Saturday afternoon. On Wednesday, doctors removed a kidney from Johnson’s son and then transplanted into the 57-year-old Johnson. A day after the surgery, doctors said it went smoothly and that both Johnson

  • Baby gets lead poisoning after parents give her homeopathic 'healing' bracelet

    September 3, 2017 12:35 AM 24

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a nine-month-old child in Manchester, Connecticut had hazardous levels of lead in her blood thanks to a homeopathic “healing bracelet.” The report, published Friday, found that the baby was anemic with blood lead level of 41 micrograms per deciliter (μg/dL). The CDC finds levels above 5 μg/dL

  • First 3 deaths from West Nile Virus of 2017 confirmed in SoCal

    September 2, 2017 5:04 AM 32

    The first three deaths from West Nile Virus contracted in 2017 in California have been confirmed, state health officials said. The three people who died from the mosquito-borne virus were from Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Kern counties. The Los Angeles County victim was described as a resident of the San Fernando Valley who was hospitalized in early

  • More fires expected after blast at Arkema's flooded Texas plant

    September 1, 2017 3:48 AM 28

    CROSBY, Texas (Reuters) - Chemical maker Arkema SA (AKE.PA) said it expected more fires after two explosions hit its flooded plant 25 miles (40 km)northeast of Houston on Thursday, sickening more than a dozen law enforcement personnel and prompting an evacuation of the surrounding area. Meanwhile, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said on Thursday afternoon

  • People Who Are Deaf Are Really Sick Of Getting Asked These Questions

    August 31, 2017 9:43 PM 18

    That includes whether or not they wish they could hear. It’s normal for someone who is able-bodied to be curious about the life of a person who is disabled. In an insightful video by WatchCut, people who are deaf share the most annoying questions they’re asked about their lives — and boy do they deliver. The video’s subjects express disdain for questions

  • $20 million jury award in medical malpractice case

    August 29, 2017 7:32 PM 24

    $20 million jury award in medical malpractice case A jury has awarded more than $20 million to the family of a woman who died days after giving birth to her son at a Minneapolis hospital. The verdict in Hennepin County District Court Monday is the result of a lawsuit by Nicole Bermingham's family against a nurse and Emergency Care Consultants, which

  • Transplant recipient gives donor family recording of heartbeat

    August 29, 2017 1:09 PM 73

    A Minnesota family who lost their 20-year-old daughter in a 2013 drunk driving crash was given a precious gift by the woman who received her heart. Aylssa Sandeen, 27, received Kate Leekley’s heart, and had staff at Mayo Clinic Health System in Makato record her heartbeat using a special stethoscope, speaker and recording device, the Makato Free Press