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Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 at 12:56 PM EST

Patients More Likely to Survive at These NY, NJ Hospitals

Patients More Likely to Survive at These NY, NJ Hospitals

Four of the best hospitals in the country are located right here in the tri-state, according to a newly published list of the top-performing medical centers in the country.

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 09:38 AM EST

CDC Employee Missing After Calling in Sick, Atlanta Police Say

CDC Employee Missing After Calling in Sick, Atlanta Police Say

Police in Atlanta are searching for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who was last seen two weeks ago, when he left work early after complaining that he felt unwell.

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 06:55 AM EST

Trump's Deregulation Drive Weakens Safety Rules: Analysis

Trump's Deregulation Drive Weakens Safety Rules: Analysis

An Associated Press review of the Department of Transportation's rulemaking activities in Trump's first year in office shows at least a dozen safety rules that were under development or already adopted have been...

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 06:34 PM EST

For Gay Parents, First Comes the Baby, Then Debt

For Gay Parents, First Comes the Baby, Then Debt

For a heterosexual couple having a baby can be expensive but for gay couples having a baby means more than just hospital bills, NBC News reported. The average US hospital baby delivery can costs up to...

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 07:59 PM EST

Brains of 'Superagers' Offer Clues to Keeping Sharp

Brains of 'Superagers' Offer Clues to Keeping Sharp

It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover...

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 06:32 PM EST

8-Year-Old Girl Is Latest NJ Kid to Die From Flu: Officials

8-Year-Old Girl Is Latest NJ Kid to Die From Flu: Officials

A lab test confirms that an 8-year-old girl is the latest child to die from the flu in New Jersey, the state’s Department of Public Health said Wednesday.

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 06:30 PM EST

Kids in NJ, Conn. Believed to Be Latest Child Flu Deaths

Kids in NJ, Conn. Believed to Be Latest Child Flu Deaths

Two children in New Jersey and Connecticut may be the latest victims of this year’s historic flu season, officials said.

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at 06:49 PM EST

Penn State Dance Marathon Raises Over $10 Million for Children With Cancer

Penn State Dance Marathon Raises Over $10 Million for Children With Cancer

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10.1 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon. The $10,151,663.93 total was announced Sunday afternoon at...

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 09:16 PM EST

Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other...

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 09:06 AM EST

What Mental Health Experts Say to Kids About Shootings

What Mental Health Experts Say to Kids About Shootings

A community began mourning after a former student went on a deadly rampage and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, at a Florida high school, NBC News reported. For...

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