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Inmate, Officer Team Up to Save Man Suffering From an Overdose

Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(LAWRENCE, Mass.) — A Mass­a­chu­setts police sergeant and an inmate leaped into action together to save a man who had over­dosed on heroin — but lit­tle did they know that they both had com­pli­cated con­nec­tions to drug abuse.…

 

Parents Say Pot Helped Daughter's Seizures

Cour­tesy Addyson’s Warriors/Facebook(DENVER) — An Ohio fam­ily moved 1,200 miles to get a med­ical mar­i­juana deriv­a­tive for their 3-year-old to give her some relief from her seizures, and they say it’s work­ing. Addyson Ben­ton began hav­ing tiny seizures …

 

California Woman's Shocking Descent Into Anorexia, in Her Own Words

Rod Edmondson(SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.) — Rachael Far­rokh, 37, says she has been fight­ing a bat­tle with anorexia for 10 long years — but now, an extreme decline in her health has her deter­mined to seek treat­ment and share her story with the world. Prior …

 

California Medical Association Changes Aid-in-Dying Position

Zoonar/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The Cal­i­for­nia Med­ical Asso­ci­a­tion, which for decades has been against a law allow­ing physi­cians to help patients with ter­mi­nal ill­nesses die, announced Wednes­day that it has become the first state medical …

 

There's More to Worry About than Texting While Driving on the Road

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Beware of your fel­low driver.According to a new sur­vey released by AT&T Tues­day, dri­vers are doing more than tex­ting while behind the wheel. They’re even check­ing social media and tak­ing selfies.The sur­vey, which…

 

 

California Single Mom Fights for Right to Die

Com­pas­sion & Choices(SANTA CLARITA, Calif.) — Christy O’Donnell doesn’t want to die, but she doesn’t want to spend the rest of her good days fear­ing the painful death that awaits her as she strug­gles with ter­mi­nal can­cer, she said. “The most likel…

 

The Worst US Cities for Mosquitoes

Henrik_L/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With sum­mer approach­ing, there’s loads to think about — from san­dals and sun­block to swim­ming pools and vaca­tions — but do you know how your city ranks when it comes to those pesky, buzzing blood suck­ers called…