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Essentials for Expecting Moms to Pack for the Hospital

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For expect­ing moth­ers, plan­ning for the arrival of a new­born is a chal­leng­ing activ­ity that can be over­whelm­ing for many women.
The list of essen­tial items include fur­ni­ture, baby gad­gets and best ways to pack a bag for …

 

Study: Some Weight Loss Centers Don’t Follow Medical Guidelines

Photodisc/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — Some weight loss cen­ters may not be fol­low­ing med­ical stan­dards for weight loss, a new study from researchers at Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity finds.The study, pub­lished Wednes­day in the jour­nal Obe­sity, found that the pro…

 

Twin Sisters Give Birth in Same Hospital Minutes Apart

WPVI-TV(VOORHEES, N.J.) — Twin sis­ters from New Jer­sey were so in sync they even ended up hav­ing their babies within min­utes of one another.Stephanie Edg­in­ton and Nicole Mont­gomery wel­comed their daugh­ters, Cora and Louisa, respec­tively, on Mon­day at …

 

Your Body: New Guidelines for Mammograms

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical ContributorThere’s a lot of con­fu­sion when it comes to mammograms.When should you get one? When should you not get one? It’s a com­plex issue and the rec­om­men­da­tions appear to always be ch…

 

Scientists Working on Editing Bad Memories

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just like Jim Carrey’s char­ac­ter did in Eter­nal Sun­shine of the Spot­less Mind, researchers are clos­ing in on a way to safely erase trau­matic mem­o­ries. As explained in PBS’ Nova spe­cial Mem­ory Hack­ers on Wednes­day nig…

 

Parents Accuse Doctor of Performing Oral Surgery on Newborn by Mistake

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The par­ents of a Ten­nessee new­born say that their infant was mis­tak­enly oper­ated on while they were still in the hospital.Nate Harper was born on Dec. 16 at Uni­ver­sity Med­ical Cen­ter in Lebanon, Ten­nessee, Nate’s mother J…

 

Boy with Cerebral Palsy ‘Skateboards’ with Dad

iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — An 8-year-old boy with cere­bral palsy who uses a wheel­chair is now the hottest skate­boarder on his block thanks to a bit of inge­nu­ity from his mom and dad.Atticus Edmunds, 8, got his first feel­ing of fly­ing down…

 

Baby Born at Just 10 Ounces Finally Gets to Go Home

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — One of the world’s small­est sur­viv­ing babies is finally out of the hospital.Born 14 weeks early and weigh­ing just 10 ounces, E’Layah Faith Per­gues faced an uphill bat­tle to sur­vive. Her doc­tors at Car­oli­nas Medical…