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8-year-old girl battling rare breast cancer

At just 8 years old, Chrissy Turner is battling a rare form of childhood breast cancer.


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E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco.

Nineteen people have been infected in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The majority of the case...

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Family: Frank Gifford suffered from CTE

The family of Frank Gifford says the revered sportscaster and NFL star suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football.

"While Frank passed away from...

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Girl has rare pancreas, liver, small bowel transplant

While most girls her age were peacefully asleep, 8-year-old Kyree Beachem was wheeled early Wednesday into an operating room for a triple transplant that lasted more than 12 hours.

"She had Hirschsprung's disease from birth," says Kyree's mother, Nan ...

Rep. Vic Gilliam announces likely ALS diagnosis

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Vic Gilliam says he will likely be diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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State delays change in Medicaid coverage of back pain treatment

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority is delaying the rollout of changes to the state's Medicaid program that would allow patients to seek alternatives to painkillers and surgery to cope with back pain.

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Turing cuts hospital price for drug it hiked 5,000%

The pharmaceutical company that increased the price of a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients 5,000% is slashing the price it will charge hospitals.

Turing Pharmaceuticals said it will offer hospitals Daraprim at up to 50 percent off the list price. ...

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Just how deadly is the kissing bug?

Deadly kissing bugs. You may have seen them popping up recently in your Facebook feed -- similar in appearance to a cockroach -- as reports are shared about the insects possibly invading a state near you. But, just how deadly are they?

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