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Father raising infant as mom in coma

Angel Noemi Quiles was born several weeks prematurely to a mother who was in an induced coma after being hit by a tow truck driver while crossing the street. The baby's father, Angel Quiles, was left with a big job: Caring for his newborn daughter and trying to help his wife recover as best she can.


New battle for cancer survivor blamed on chemo

They’re survivors that beat the odds as children fighting cancer and winning. But what was once the cure – is now the culprit. That same life-saving treatment could kill them later in life.


Choosing right facility for aging loved ones

Nearly one million Americans live in assisted living facilities according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and over 3 million get care in skilled nursing facilities. So what's the difference between the two?


Doctors share advice to battle cold snap

A local pediatrician says parents can do a few small things to protect their kids from the cold, which could prevent a bigger immune system problem in the long run. And it's about more than just putting on a jacket.


Legislators balk at Medicaid expansion

Around 1 million Floridians could benefit from Medicaid expansion, but Florida is one of 23 states that have refused federal money for that purpose. And it looks like that fight won't get far again in 2015.


Critics call at-home tattoo trend risky

More people are choosing to ink themselves or have someone else give them at tattoo right at home.  While DIY tattoos may allow for more creativity, critics say the trend can be really risky.


From Doctors Without Borders

Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

Ebola has officially been eradicated from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization declared Friday, even amid fresh concerns about the deadly virus in places like Sierra Leone and Mali.

The United Nations health agency cleared t...



A bad marriage might literally break a heart

If you are in an unhappy marriage, you may want to check in with a cardiologist.

A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those wh...


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Women's desire for sex is complicated

What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men.

Instead, women need a lot more to be turned on, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

"Women's interest in sex is extre...


Obesity costs global economy $2 trillion

The obesity epidemic has grown too big to ignore.



Texting creating 'text neck' epidemic, doctors say

Chances are you're reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward; your shoulders are curved.


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