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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Medical news

Former Iowa woman suffers 'face blindness'

Former Iowa woman tells college crowd how she deals with 'face blindness' disorder
Published: 04/12/14

Surprising body checks can protect your health

In hockey, a body check happens when one player attempts to separate another player from the hockey puck. This usually involves high-speed shoulder-to-chest contact. But off the ice, a body check can help you skate through life with a lot less bruisi...
Published: 04/12/14

Agency offers lifeline for the visually impaired

Agency offers lifeline for the visually impaired in Pittsburgh
Published: 04/11/14

Pink eye extends school closures in American Samoa

American Samoa extends school closures amid pink eye outbreak affecting students, teachers
Published: 04/09/14
High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

Free high-tech devices to low-income deaf and blind people open doors to online communication
Published: 04/08/14

Arizona eyes changes of behavioral health services

Arizona eyes changes of behavioral health services in parts of state outside Maricopa County
Published: 04/08/14

Smoking out new dangers from second-, third-hand smoke

Smokey Bear, Smokey Robinson, Smokey and the Bandit — these smoky icons may be a few generations past their prime, but their impact on pop culture still survives. Unfortunately, so does second- and thirdhand smoke.
Published: 04/05/14
Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

WASHINGTON – A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart’s main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery in...
Published: 03/29/14
Mother investigated over marijuana treatments for son

Mother investigated over marijuana treatments for son

A Fishhawk woman who believes a medical marijuana derivative will help save the life of her brain-damaged son is being investigated by authorities.
Published: 03/28/14

Mekeel ends 40-year career at Lancaster Newspapers

A man with a special vision: Pete Mekeel ends 40-year career at Lancaster Newspapers
Published: 03/27/14