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  • Cartersville Medical Center Receives "A" For Patient Safety

    April 13, 2017 5:06 PM 44

    CMC is one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients. From Cartersville Medical Center: The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

  • Touchscreen use linked to sleep problems in infants

    April 13, 2017 4:52 PM 26

    Kids lose 15 minutes of sleep for every hour of tablet use, says a new study. The effect on adults probably isn't great, either. Today's infants are among the first to grow up surrounded by touchscreen devices from birth. And if you're wondering what the long-term effect of that exposure might be, especially on sleep (a sensitive subject for any new parent)

  • Family claims teen was denied lung transplant because of pot use

    April 13, 2017 3:09 PM 14

    A 19-year-old boy from Utah claims he was denied a spot on the lung transplant list for having pot in his system. KSL reports Riley Hancey, an active teen who runs, bikes and skis, smoked pot over Thanksgiving with friends. BuzzFeed News reports that within days he was on life support at University of Utah Hospital where doctors told him they wouldn't

  • U.S. FDA raises concerns over Teva's plant in China

    April 13, 2017 2:00 PM 21

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised concerns over manufacturing controls at a Teva Pharmaceutical Industries plant in China, Israel's biggest company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. Teva said the FDA's warning letter, which it received on April 10, stemmed from a regulatory inspection of the plant in September. Teva said on Thursday

  • Somalia's cholera outbreak at more than 25,000 cases: WHO

    April 13, 2017 12:44 PM 13

    The World Health Organization says a cholera outbreak in Somalia has grown to more than 25,000 cases this year alone and is expected to double by the end of June. WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said Thursday that the outbreak has killed 524 people so far this year. Cholera is spreading quickly as a drought worsens in the Horn of Africa country. At least

  • Grieving mother shares heartbreaking photo of her 4-year-old son after he dies from cancer

    April 12, 2017 9:36 PM 21

    Ruth Scully shared an emotional photo of her late son, Nolan, after he died from cancer in February. Ruth Scully shared an emotional photo of her late son, Nolan, after he died from cancer in February. Ruth Scully shared an emotional photo of her late son, Nolan, after he died from cancer in February. Ruth Scully shared an emotional photo of her late son, Nolan

  • Australian woman gives birth to 13-pound baby without epidural

    April 12, 2017 8:15 PM 19

    A woman in Melbourne, Australia, is getting worldwide attention for giving birth to a 13-pound baby boy without an epidural. Natashia Corrigan welcomed Brian Jr. on Jan. 24 in a natural birth. She posted photos of the new addition on Facebook. "It's hard to get our minds around such a whirlwind of a day," Corrigan wrote in the post. "I never dreamed

  • Hologic faces U.S. patent lawsuit over menstrual bleeding device

    April 12, 2017 5:45 PM 13

    Medical device maker Hologic Inc has been hit with a lawsuit alleging its product for treating heavy menstrual bleeding infringes patented technology developed by start-up Minerva Surgical Inc, court papers show. Minerva filed a complaint in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday saying it may seek an injunction blocking U.S. sales of Hologic's NovaSure

  • One Way To Tell If Your Fights Are Unhealthy

    April 12, 2017 4:23 PM 16

    "It's like shooting somebody in the thigh and then saying, 'Can you forgive me right now?'" Couples fight. This alone is not an indication of anything “wrong” in a relationship, but according to Pastor John Gray, the way you fight may be. Pastor John, the first African-American associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch, says there’s one particular

  • New giraffe baby will tide you over until April gives birth

    April 12, 2017 3:24 PM 28

    The Memphis Zoo welcomes a new giraffe baby, and the pictures are aww-worthy. Let me direct your gaze away from the pregnant-giraffe livecam for a moment. I know you're waiting with bated breath for April at New York's Animal Adventure Park to finally give birth. But you'll want to see this. Akili, a giraffe at the Memphis Zoo, gave birth to her first