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Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 04:36 AM EDT

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

A new virtual reality simulation is helping hospice workers and medical students see what it's like to die. An end-of-life simulation by Embodied Labs is now educating staff and students at the Gosnell...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 03:22 AM EDT

Texas Child Hospitalized After Venomous Caterpillar Sting

Texas Child Hospitalized After Venomous Caterpillar Sting

Lauren Chambers didn’t know what to think when she received a call from her daughters’ daycare that 5-year-old Adrie couldn’t move her arm after getting stung by a caterpillar. “They said that she had been stung...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 11:40 AM EDT

NBC New York and Hackensack Meridian Health Launch the Health Hub

NBC New York and Hackensack Meridian Health Launch the Health Hub

Hackensack Meridian Health experts share exclusive health and wellness tips with NBC 4 New York viewers

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 01:09 PM EDT

NYC Hospital Creates Life-Saving Spotify Playlist

NYC Hospital Creates Life-Saving Spotify Playlist

Perhaps you’re familiar with the rumor that humming “Stayin’ Alive” while doing chest compressions is the best way to perform CPR on someone. Some of you might even remember when Michael Scott memorably sang the...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 10:48 AM EDT

Toxic Metal Cadmium Found in National Chain Stores' Jewelry

Toxic Metal Cadmium Found in National Chain Stores' Jewelry

Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results. Analysis done for the nonprofit...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 02:44 PM EDT

When Pumpkin Spice is Not So Nice

When Pumpkin Spice is Not So Nice

An expert warns that pumpkin spice flavoring is nowhere near as healthy as pumpkin itself.

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT

DOJ Approves $69B CVS Health-Aetna Merger, With Conditions

DOJ Approves $69B CVS Health-Aetna Merger, With Conditions

The proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna is getting a greenlight from the Department of Justice, with some conditions. The Justice Department on Wednesday approved the deal on the condition...

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 06:37 PM EDT

Texas Baby Who Underwent Surgery While in Womb Is Doing 'Great': Mom

Texas Baby Who Underwent Surgery While in Womb Is Doing 'Great': Mom

At 19 weeks pregnant, Sarah Prowell learned her unborn son had spina bifida. Spina bifida is a birth defect caused when the spine and spinal cord do not form properly, in many cases leaving a portion of the...

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 07:20 PM EDT

Rare, Polio-Like Condition Appears in US Again

Rare, Polio-Like Condition Appears in US Again

A puzzling condition that causes partial paralysis in children is back on the uptick in parts of the U.S., with six cases under investigation in Minnesota and 14 reported in Colorado, health officials said...

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 01:06 PM EDT

LaCroix Faces Suit Alleging It's Mislabeled as 'Natural'

LaCroix Faces Suit Alleging It's Mislabeled as 'Natural'

Popular sparkling water company LaCroix is facing a lawsuit that alleges its products are mislabeled as "all-natural," and the allegations are weighing on the shares of its parent company National Beverage. The...

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