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McCain in ‘good spirits’ after undergoing surgery for blood clot

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had a blood clot removed from above his left eye on Friday, according to the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, and the senator’s office. “Surgeons successfully removed the 5-cm blood clot during a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision,” Mayo Clinic said in a statement. “Tissue pathology reports are pending …

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‘Miracle’ baby goes home after bone marrow transplant and over 100 days in hospital

Cleveland Clinic Children’s(CLEVELAND) — When doctors told the family of Denniya Rawls this week that the 7-month-old would be discharged from the hospital, one relative yelled out, “Thank you, Jesus.” Denniya had spent more than 100 days at Cleveland Clinic Children’s in Ohio, where she underwent a bone marrow transplant, when she was finally sent home on Thursday. “We wanted …

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Mom asks strangers in all 50 states to send postcards to son with leukemia

Mande Menne (WENTZVILLE, Mo.) — A Missouri mom is asking strangers to lift her son’s spirits with postcards as he battles a cancer diagnosis. Mande Menne of Wentzville, Missouri, posted her request for postcards from all 50 states on Facebook, where it received over 1,100 shares. Now, people are promising to send mail from as far as Africa. “It’s made …

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Surgeons perform C-section and open-heart surgery at the same time to save mom and baby

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute(WASHINGTON) — In any emergency medical procedure, doctors are quick to make a plan and jump into action. But for the medical staff at one North Carolina hospital, a pregnant woman with a severe heart condition presented a never-before seen case. Danielle Gaither, 31, suffers from Marfan Syndrome, an inherited connective tissue disorder that can cause …

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DIY remedies to help soothe summer sunburns

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Summer is the season for having fun in the sun, but too much sun can lead to discomfort, burning and, in the worst case scenario, possibly skin cancer. Nearly five million people in the United States alone are treated each year for skin cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The best sunburn …

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Maryland mom hosts ‘CPR Parties’ to empower parents in her community

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Maryland mother is hosting “CPR Parties” to help teach CPR to members of her community so they can feel confident and prepared in the case of an emergency. Laura Metro, 42, told ABC News that the parties — which feature finger food and music — are her way of making learning the life-saving resuscitation technique …

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About CAR-T leukemia therapy, part of a new wave in cancer treatment

Garry DeLong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel endorsed a new breakthrough therapy for advanced leukemia on Wednesday called CTL019 –- a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment, in an emerging category known as CAR-T immunotherapy. The treatment is the result of a joint effort between the University of Pennsylvania and pharmaceutical giant Novartis. In 2015, the two …

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2017 ESPYs: Jarrius Robertson honored with Jimmy V Award

Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — Die-hard New Orleans Saints fan, Jarrius Robertson was honored Wednesday night at the 2017 ESPYs with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award. The 15-year-old, who has inspired the world over the past three years with his story of determination and always upbeat attitude, follows in the footsteps of sports heroes like Stuart Scott, Craig Sager and …

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