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Baby gets new heart just in time for her 1st birthday

Baby gets new heart just in time for her 1st birthday

iStock(NEW YORK) — A baby’s first birthday feels like a momentous occasion for all parents.But when it’s unclear if your baby will ever actually see that day, the milestone is more like a miracle.Christy Brown suspected something might be wrong with her then 4-month-old daughter, Rebecca, when she wasn’t gaining weight. Several trips to the…Read more »

Illinois health department points to vaping as possible factor in recent death

Illinois health department points to vaping as possible factor in recent death

iStock(CHICAGO) — An investigation is underway in Illinois into more than 30 cases where individuals experienced respiratory illness after using e-cigarettes or vaping, state officials said Friday.One such case involved an individual who allegedly recently vaped before being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. That individual, whose name, gender and age were not publicly released, died,…Read more »

Fermented skincare in the beauty aisle: Here’s what to know

Fermented skincare in the beauty aisle: Here’s what to know

webphotographeer/iStock(NEW YORK) — Fermented ingredients are moving beyond supermarket shelves and popping up all over beauty aisles.By definition, “Fermentation is the process in which a substance breaks down into a simpler substance. Microorganisms like yeast and bacteria usually play a role in the fermentation process, creating beer, wine, bread, kimchi, yogurt, and other foods.”Also, with…Read more »

Owning a dog can help your heart, study finds

Owning a dog can help your heart, study finds

Django/iStock(NEW YORK) — Every day, the dogs need a walk. Every day, they’re helping their owners’ hearts in more ways than one.According to a new study published by Mayo Clinic, people who own pets, but especially dogs, are more likely to have better heart health.”It’s nice to see that something we enjoy, like having a…Read more »

This teen is living her best life after surviving a rare 18-hour transplant surgery

This teen is living her best life after surviving a rare 18-hour transplant surgery

The Park family(PITTSBURGH) — Jaycee Park, 16, used to struggle to do everyday things.Her gums would gush blood when she brushed her teeth. Her scalp would start bleeding when she showered. Eating, sleeping and drinking also presented daily challenges.Park was born with a condition called Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome, or MMIHS, which affects the muscles that…Read more »

Experts offer new recommendations for screening more women for breast cancer

Experts offer new recommendations for screening more women for breast cancer

praetorianphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — Annually, about 247,200 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. and nearly 42,000 people die each year from breast cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Besides certain types of skin cancer, more women are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other cancer in the U.S., regardless of…Read more »