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Dec 10, 2019
Many buses and vans can safely accommodate and restrain a passenger's wheelchair, but airline passengers are required to transfer to the plane's standard seat. A grassroots group hopes to change that.
Dec 9, 2019
If you own a rescue dog, you're probably curious about your pup's heritage. DNA kits may offer insights, but experts warn to be a little skeptical about results.
Dec 9, 2019
The former Boston College baseball star was diagnosed with ALS when he was 27. He turned a fundraising challenge into a national story and helped raise millions for ALS research.
Dec 9, 2019
The case centers on $12 billion in payments the federal government pledged to insurers to defray their losses in the first years of the health law. Did rescinding those payments send premiums soaring?
Dec 9, 2019
More pet owners are doing it — sending in dog saliva to find out the genetic history of their dog. Curiosity is one big reason but the test can also help with disease prevention and health promotion.
Dec 8, 2019
There's a decline in life expectancy in Ohio and the U.S. Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Amy Bush Stevens, vice president of the Healthy Policy Institute of Ohio about what is driving this trend.
Dec 8, 2019
It all started when a London primary school asked children to bring in a plastic tube containing approximately one tablespoon of homemade soup.
Dec 7, 2019
Studies show women are less likely to receive CPR in public than men. A manikin sleeve with silicone breasts might be part of the solution.
Dec 7, 2019
Dr. Marie-Roseline Bélizaire says the United Nations is failing to keep its medical workers safe.
Dec 6, 2019
With a deadline for Medicare enrollment looming, some lawmakers and advocates are concerned that Medicare hasn't done enough to reach out to consumers who might be affected by website problems.
Dec 6, 2019
When the rapper T.I. said he has his teenage daughter undergo an annual virginity test, protests arose in the U.S. In fact, the virginity test is a global issue.
Dec 6, 2019
Government officials say anti-vaccination advocates have complicated their efforts to turn the tide on an epidemic that has killed at least 63 people, most of them children.
Dec 6, 2019
In a region ravaged by job loss and addiction, a musical tradition provides a lifeline for people in recovery.
Dec 6, 2019
Sylvia Grosvold was 5 years old when her mother died by suicide. At StoryCorps, Sylvia, now 16, tells her dad how she has processed the loss. "I guess I'm stronger than I think I am," she says.
Dec 6, 2019
More than 6 million middle school and high school students used tobacco and nicotine products this year, according to a new federal report. Most are now using these addictive products by vaping.