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9-year-old with terminal cancer asks for cards to celebrate last Christmas

Tara Artinyan(PORTLAND, Maine) — A boy and his family are wishing for cards from people around the world in honor of his favorite holiday of Christmas. Jacob Thompson, 9, is fighting cancer at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. When doctors told his mother he had a month to live, Jacob’s family began asking …

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Father hopes to remain donor for Georgia toddler: I’ll ‘do whatever it takes to get my son a kidney’

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The family of the 2-year-old Georgia boy in desperate need of a kidney transplant said in a press conference Friday that they are hopeful that the decision on whether his father will serve as the donor will be made in a meeting with Emory University Hospital staff on Monday. The toddler, A.J. Burgess, was born a month early …

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Judge officiates wedding of former heroin addict bride he once sentenced

Bill Jensen(SHAKOPEE, Minn.) — A Minnesota woman who was sentenced to jail when she was eight months pregnant for drug use was married more than three years later by the same judge who sentenced her. Jennifer Jensen, 24, of Shakopee, Minnesota, married Bill Jensen, 27, last month in an outdoor ceremony attended by friends and family, including Jennifer Jensen’s 3-year-old …

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Georgia toddler denied kidney transplant due to father’s criminal record

megaflopp/iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — A Georgia toddler desperately needs a kidney transplant, and his father was deemed the perfect match, but the operation was canceled due to the father’s criminal record. Now, the little boy is fighting for his life as his family pleads for help. A.J. Burgess was born a month early and without a working kidney. Now two years old …

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Professor’s awe-inspiring answer on falling in love melts students’ hearts

(Dan West) Ohio University Assistant Professor Dan West with his wife of 24 years Vicki Seefeodt West.(ATHENS, Ohio) — How do you know you’re in love? It’s an age-old question but one assistant professor’s inspiring response has gone viral. Speech and debate coach Dan West, who teaches Introduction to Human Communication at Ohio University in Athens, spends one full day …

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FDA issues warning letter to four companies selling products using claims that marijuana component cures cancer

JK1991/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to four companies on Wednesday that sell products online that claim to “prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes.” According to the FDA, the sale of unapproved products can put patients at risk, and “the deceptive marketing of unproven treatments may keep some …

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American Psychological Association: Americans more stressed than ever

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More Americans are stressed by the future of the nation than ever before, the American Psychological Association’s report “Stress in America.” The survey found that 63 percent of Americans say the future of the country is “a very or somewhat significant cause of stress.” That figure is higher than the number of Americans who say the sameabout …

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