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In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 2:55 pm
Since CNN published the "Escape from the Mayo Clinic" stories, Mayo Clinic issued several responses that are critical of CNN's reporting. Mayo's responses misrepresent several facts.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 1:15 pm
Alyssa Gilderhus' family begged for her to be sent to Mayo Clinic. They never thought they'd have to help her escape a few months later.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 2:55 pm
When Parchment, Michigan, learned that its tap water had the contaminant PFAS at up to 200 times federally recommended levels, the city and state immediately took action. But for residents, it's created a sense of anxiety over their health and the health of their families.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 1:27 pm
Kate Weissman's parents paid $95,000 for her cervical cancer treatment after her insurer denied coverage. She's now cancer-free. One medical director who denied coverage isn't board-certified in "gynecologic oncology" and was once disciplined for her tattoo removal business.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 3:36 pm
In the 1980s and early 1990s, American epidemiologist Gary Slutkin was in Somalia, one of six doctors working across 40 refugee camps containing a million people. His focus was on containing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and cholera.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:31 am
For school designers and architects, the current debate about how to make schools safer focuses too much on add-on measures.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 3:53 pm
As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:47 am
This photo is testament to an undying hope in the face of heartbreak after heartbreak.
Posted: August 18, 2018, 12:02 pm
As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 3:52 pm
If you're like many people, the more you drink, the more you eat.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:36 am
A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 9:07 am
Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 2:43 pm
Life expectancy fell across the majority of high-income countries, signaling a collective and simultaneous decline among affluent nations for the first time in decades, a new study finds.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 9:08 am
As a 48-year-old, fairly fit, working mother of two young boys (I had both kids in my 40s), I try to avoid mirrors as much as possible when I'm in a bathing suit. Recently, however, I happened to catch a glance of my backside, and let's just say I wasn't too thrilled with the sagging specimen reflecting back at me.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 10:36 am
Turmeric is a popular spice similar to ginger, known for its bright yellow color and use in curry powders and mustards. Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes for nearly 4,000 years.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 7:52 am
A drug called K2 is believed to be behind more than 100 overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut, this week. Some of those who overdosed experienced speeding heart rates, difficulty breathing and vomiting. Others were found collapsed in a semiconscious or unconscious state on the New Haven Green, the downtown park.
Posted: August 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Police in the Connecticut city of New Haven have arrested one man in connection with a spate of synthetic marijuana overdoses that sickened scores of people at a park this week.
Posted: August 18, 2018, 12:45 am
Nationwide, the rate of opioid use disorder among women delivering babies more than quadrupled over the 15-year period ending in 2014, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted: August 18, 2018, 12:46 am
There have been 78 cases of Ebola reported in the current outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo as of Wednesday, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 3:47 pm
The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced the approval of the first generic version of EpiPen.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:35 pm
More than 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017, up nearly 7% from 2016, according to preliminary data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2017 preliminary death count for all 50 states and the District of Columbia represents a twofold increase over a decade, the CDC says.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:18 pm
The US Food and Drug Administration has raised alarm about one way people might access opioids to misuse and abuse: their pets.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:55 am
Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:46 am
Florida is dealing with a toxic algae problem on multiple fronts. Here's what that means for your health.
Posted: August 18, 2018, 6:00 pm
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