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Seattle toddler speaks first words after nearly drowning

A 2-year-old Seattle girl whose fall into a neighborhood pond nearly killed her is now speaking her first words. Catalina Ackers went missing Saturday morning and was found face-down in a retention pond near her family’s home, according to the ...

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Zika linked to a brain disease similar to multiple sclerosis

NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images The Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes, may be linked to a second neurological disorder. The buzz around Zika keeps getting scarier. The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to a second autoimmune disorder that is similar to multiple ...

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A guide to understanding the cost of health care

To be an informed health care consumer means you now have to do your homework before purchasing health services. Patients utilizing healthcare today are being asked to take on a new role with a whole new set of responsibilities: Informed ...

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L.A. gas leak could lead to California blackouts this summer

Dean Musgrove/AP Energy officials say a natural gas well blowout last year that crippled a major energy supply for Southern California could lead to blackouts this summer. LOS ANGELES — A massive natural gas well blowout last year that crippled ...

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Average American will eat 3,000 PB&J sandwiches in lifetime

[embedded content] In honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly day, a new survey reveals Americans will devour a whopping 2,984 PB&J sandwiches in their lifetime — that stacks up to be taller than the iconic Statue of Liberty. According ...

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Sarah Palin’s husband Todd back home ‘on the couch’

Sarah Palin/via Facebook Sarah Palin posted photos Thursday of her husband Todd ailing from his severe snowmobiling injuries. Sarah Palin’s husband Todd is out of the hospital recovering at the couple’s Alaska home from his severe injuries in a snowmobile ...

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New York's tough paperless prescription law takes effect

bernie_moto/iStock The law aims to fight painkiller abuse by making forgery more difficult, in addition to reducing errors. New York is putting an end to most paper prescriptions for medicine as the nation’s toughest electronic-prescribing law takes effect. As of ...

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Indiana governor signs fetal defects abortion ban into law

Chad Ryan/AP Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday. INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday making Indiana the second state to ban abortions because of fetal genetic abnormalities such as Down ...

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Is there a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer?

Dr. David Samadi says recent cases have pushed us to reexamine whether there’s a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Recent headlines have pointed to baby powder as a cause of ovarian cancer. Although the debate over whether or ...

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Lead poisoning crisis isn’t limited to Flint, Mich.

Brett Carlsen/Getty Images A Flint, Mich., father comforts his young daughter after she has her blood drawn to be tested for lead following the city’s water contamination crisis. Lady Gaga recently sang a powerful song at the Oscar’s about empathy ...

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