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Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs

Posted: 07/02/2014 - PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Oklahoma man is slowly gaining strength at a Pittsburgh hospital with a second set of transplanted lungs in a procedure that was possible only through a device that until now hasn't been used in the U.S.

Warning signs and how to prevent a drowning

Updated: 06/19/2014 - DENISON, TX -- As the temperatures rise in Texoma, lifeguards and emergency crews are concerned about an increase in drowning accidents as more people hit the water.

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

Posted: 06/17/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

Safe Family: BB gun problems

Posted: 05/22/2014 - IOWA -- An Iowa woman is warning parents about the dangers of BB guns. She was hit in the chest and it is now lodged in her body. Vanessa Peng has her story in today's safe family report.
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Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

Posted: 04/21/2014 - CHICAGO (AP) - Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

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  • GOP presses Planned Parenthood aid ban, faces long odds

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., followed by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to speak about Planned Parenthood. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are pressing their fight to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, but likely opposition from at least one GOP senator illustrates how tough it will be for them to prevail.


  • Anthem profit beats as medical costs stay at low end of estimates

    The office building of health insurer Anthem is seen in Los Angeles, CaliforniaIt also said that a key financial measure of medical costs fell during the quarter. Health insurers closely manage costs to contend with a constant rise in medical spending. On July 3, No. 3 health insurer Aetna Inc said it would buy rival Humana Inc and Anthem on Friday said it would acquire Cigna for $47 billion in cash and stock to create the No. 1 U.S. health insurer with 53 million members.


  • Boeing may move work abroad with Exp-Im future uncertain: chairman

    Boeing CEO McNerney waits to be introduced to speak, in front of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner under construction in EverettBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co Chairman Jim McNerney said on Wednesday the aircraft maker was actively considering moving "key pieces" of its operations to other countries given the uncertainty about the future of the Export-Import Bank, whose charter expired on June 30. "We are now forced to think about this differently," McNerney said in an interview hosted by the Economic Club of Washington, noting that Boeing is looking at countries that offer export credits. Boeing officials had no further details about which business operations could be affected or when the company had launched its review.


  • First child double hand transplant announced in US

    Pictured here is 8-year-old Zion Harvey of Baltimore, Maryland with his newly transplanted handsAn eight-year-old American has become the world's youngest recipient of a transplant of both hands, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced Tuesday. Surgeons operated for 10 hours to carry out the incredibly complicated surgery on Baltimore native Zion Harvey. It took a team of 40 doctors, nurses and other staff from plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology and radiology, to pull off the pioneering surgery.


  • Boys??? Second- and Third-Degree Sunburns Show Dangers of No Sun Protection
    Shauna Broadway was horrified to find her sons had no sunblock on field trip.
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