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Americans are fatter than ever, CDC survey finds

The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging -- more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years --...

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Ben and Alyssa Riedhead

Baby born without back of skull

Even as Ben and Alyssa Riedhead were expecting their first child, they were planning for his funeral.

Don Horton

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Former players rally around coach dying of Parkinson's

For 16 seasons, Don Horton was a dad to his college football teams. Now, his former players are coming to the dying coach's aid.

La Pine Fire District paramedics use new live-saving system

La Pine Fire medics use new system to save young lives

The La Pine Fire District recently completed a two-year project to upgrade its life support system that helps paramedics act more quickly in a medical emergency involving youngsters.

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SXC

Harnessing spider powers to heal human bodies

Professor Fritz Vollrath keeps his spiders in luxurious accommodation on the roof of Oxford University.

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CNN

VA's McDonald apologizes for Disney waiting line comparison

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald apologized Tuesday for comparing long waits at VA hospitals to the lines at Disney amusement parks, amid calls from top Republicans for him to resign because of the remark.

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AUBMC

Doctor uses iPad to conduct surgery

In countries ravaged by conflict, providing international medical expertise on the ground can be almost impossible.

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Merkley, colleagues cheer VA move to cut red tape - and wait times

Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) welcomed the news Tuesday that the Veterans Health Administration is moving to voluntarily implement one of the key proposals from their bipartisan Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act.

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