Sunnyvale ISD shuts down after flu outbreak

SUNNYVALE- Flu season’s here, and we’re already seeing the germs go to work. The Sunnyvale ISD shut down operations until Thursday after too many of their students and staff were absent with the flu. “This is the first time in 11 years that I’ve had to take this step,” superintendent Doug Williams said. Cleaning crews went to war with any viruses left lurking on campus, to make sure teachers and students will have a fighting chance when they get back. […]

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‘Man flu’ is real, researcher says

Don’t doubt it: “Man flu” is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was “tired of being accused of overreacting.” With many respiratory diseases, a man is more susceptible to complications than a woman, plus his immune system may be naturally weaker, according to research published Monday in the BMJ medical journal. ‘Man flu’ is a term used to chide men who are suspected of exaggerating their symptoms when sick from a cold or other minor illness. “It’s a frequently heard […]

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‘Man flu’ is real, researcher says

Don’t doubt it: “Man flu” is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was “tired of being accused of overreacting.” With many respiratory diseases, a man is more susceptible to complications than a woman, plus his immune system may be naturally weaker, according to research published Monday in the BMJ medical journal. ‘Man flu’ is a term used to chide men who are suspected of exaggerating their symptoms when sick from a cold or other minor illness. “It’s a frequently heard […]

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10-year-old gets multi-organ transplant after waiting for 8 years

CLEVELAND – A 10-year-old boy is a living miracle after waiting eight years for a multi-organ transplant. “I just thought about it at night; I laid in bed thinking about him being in there all by himself,” Annie Lykins remembers the nights before she decided to take legal custody of Victorious Nera. Victorious, also known as Vic, is a fighter. He was born with Short Gut Syndrome, which almost killed him as a baby and requires him to get all […]

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Did President Trump slur his speech?

While President Donald Trump was giving his historic speech Wednesday to announce that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, some on the internet focused on the manner in which he made his statement. Toward the end of the news conference, some on Twitter and Facebook noted that the President’s usual speech pattern changed and that he started to slur his words — and they speculated about what it could mean. The official term for slurred […]

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Man donates kidney to stranger to save his wife’s life

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Every single day, Jill Deitz wakes up hoping that she will get a kidney. “I have been diabetic for 43 years and my kidneys started to fail 12 years ago,” Dietz, a prospective living kidney recipient, told WXIN. After all, her life depends on it. “My health has been our biggest hurdle,” said Deitz. Right now in Indiana, the wait for a kidney from a deceased donor could take up to five years. “If you are on […]

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Woman donates kidney to stranger after seeing Facebook post

SOUTHINGTON, Ohio –A woman living in the small town of Southington, Ohio donated her kidney to a stranger after seeing his post seeking a donor on Facebook. She donated the kidney to a 25-year-old man, according to WJW. “When I read it, I just felt I wanted to do it,” said Lesley Tietz. Tietz and her family live about a mile from Joe Dorsey, but the two didn’t meet until after his GoFundMe post was shared on Facebook. Dorsey found […]

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Woman donates kidney to stranger after seeing Facebook post

SOUTHINGTON, Ohio –A woman living in the small town of Southington, Ohio donated her kidney to a stranger after seeing his post seeking a donor on Facebook. She donated the kidney to a 25-year-old man, according to WJW. “When I read it, I just felt I wanted to do it,” said Lesley Tietz. Tietz and her family live about a mile from Joe Dorsey, but the two didn’t meet until after his GoFundMe post was shared on Facebook. Dorsey found […]

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Kroger recalls water for infants after mold contamination

The Kroger Company has recalled six months’ worth of Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride Added after discovering mold in the product. Kroger, the largest grocery store chain in the country, tested the water after receiving customer complaints and found contamination by a species of mold called Talaromyces penicillium. In addition to the “hay fever-type” reaction to mold allergies, inhaling or touching mold spores “can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs, even in people who aren’t allergic […]

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What the CVS-Aetna deal means for consumers

  Who needs to go to the doctor when you can go to your local CVS drug store instead? That appears to be the logic behind CVS’s decision to buy health insurer Aetna for $69 billion. CVS has more than 9,700 pharmacies and 1,100 Minute Clinics, walk-in locations that offer vaccinations, lab tests and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses like strep throat and ear infections from nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Combining the operations of CVS, which also owns pharmacy […]

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