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Former CNN Journalist’s Arm Was Amputated After Freak Accident

Former CNN correspondent Miles O’Brien has opened up about how a minor injury to his arm during a reporting trip resulted in the emergency amputation of his limb. 217 more words

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Gershwin's Final Overture

The sound of jazz music is a far cry from the synthesized pop music known well to millennials. Despite this departure from one of the most significant movements in American music, Jazz continues to hold a special place in the hearts of every American. 1,364 more words

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This is How Beyonce Helps You Prep for Surgery

Deborah Cohan, an obstetrician and gynecologist in San Francisco, took a moment to get pumped up with the surgical team about to operate on her by dancing to Beyonce before her double mastectomy on Tuesday.

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$10,000 for a Kidney? Study Says Paying for Organs Could Save Lives and Money

Paying organ donors $10,000 per kidney would lower recipients’ medical bills and save lives, since the price is often lower than the cost of years of dialysis and paying donors would increase the number of available organs. 261 more words

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Fitbit Can Track Recovery from Heart Surgery

Wireless activity trackers may do more than log how many steps you take. Doctors are turning to them to understand which factors help patients recover faster from surgery. 351 more words

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About-Face: Hospital Puts Denied Teen on Transplant List

An Atlanta teenager who was initially denied a spot on a heart-transplant waiting list because the hospital felt he was unlikely to follow doctors’ orders is now eligible for the new heart he needs — if one becomes available. 891 more words

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