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Community rallies around girl battling cancer after thieves steal car

A community has rallied around a family whose car was stolen while their 11-year-old daughter was at Children’s Hospital Colorado battling cancer for a third time. KoriRae, who was first diagnosed with Leukemia in 2007, was in from Fort Collins with her mother, Jennifer Tyler, at the time of the July 13 theft. “It was ..
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Girl who met Pope Francis after inoperable tumor diagnosis dies

The 7-year-old girl who wished to meet Pope Francis after she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor died on Monday, her family said in a Facebook post. Philomena Stendardo, of Pennsylvania, received her diagnosis in September after her father noticed her acting odd during soccer practice, Fox 29 reported. Shortly after, her family started ..
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The tastiest way to prevent skin cancer

There’s new research on the health benefits of everyone’s favorite nightshade just in time for tomato season. Whether you grow your own or pick them up from your local grocery store or farmer’s market, from May until about August or October (depending on your area’s growing season), you can expect super-fresh local tomatoes that are ..
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Two women try to outrun cancer together, 5,000 miles apart

Ask any runner why they run and you’ll rarely get the same answer. Whether it’s the community it gives, the outlet it provides, or the simple joy of lacing up and getting out, we all have our reasons. But for two New Zealand natives, it’s a bit more complicated. Their answer? Cancer. Caroline Steer, 47, ..
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‘These Small Changes Helped Me Lose Half My Body Weight In 2 Years’

By Carli Jay As Told To Alexandria Gomez July 7, 2017 Before: 280  After: 140  Up until starting my journey three years ago, I was big my entire life. Having grown up in Australia, I was quite active, but I had foodie parents and often found myself overindulging. However, I always owned it because I ..
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6 Reddit Users Share What REALLY Helped Them Lose Weight

By Alexandria Gomez July 6, 2017 nito100/Getty Images One of the most important elements of successful weight loss is establishing a support system. For some this means leaning on friends, family, and coworkers. But that’s not always enough. Sometimes, you need a community of people who truly understand the challenges you’re facing because they’re going through it, ..
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‘This Is How My Love Life Has Changed Since I Started Losing Weight’

By Sarah Sapora July 6, 2017 Photograph courtesy of Sarah Sapora Don’t freak out; adapting a healthier lifestyle WILL change your dating life. When I committed to my wellness utilizing some serious Indiana Jones-style “soul archeology,” things began to shift way beyond changes to my bodacious bod. I’ve looked at my relationship to food, my ..
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FDA panel endorses potential first US gene therapy to treat leukemia

A panel of cancer experts Wednesday unanimously endorsed a leukemia treatment that could be the first gene therapy available in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted 10-0 to recommend approval of the treatment, which was devised by the University of Pennsylvania and Novartis Corp. The FDA is not required to ..
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Boy born with no legs follows brothers into baseball

An 8-year-old boy who was born with severely deformed legs hasn’t let his disability get in the way of playing the game he loves. Gabe Davis, who was adopted from Ghana, gets behind the plate for his baseball team and keeps his eye on the ball, Fox 8 reported. Boy with no legs lives his ..
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Sheriff’s deputy to donate kidney to former coworker’s son

 A sheriff’s deputy has come to the aid of a former co-worker’s 3-year-old son who is in dire need of a kidney. Angelina Castleberry, a former Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputy in Palm Desert, was told from the very beginning that one of her twins, Matthew, wasn’t going to live, CBS Local 2 reported. Matthew ..
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Student creates 3-D printed arm for professor’s son

An 8-year-old boy is looking forward to doing things like bike riding and rock climbing after receiving a custom 3-D printed arm from a student at the college where his dad teaches. Garrett Clark, whose dad is a professor at the University of Texas Arlington, has already used his new arm to high-five his brother ..
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Translating Great Stem Cell Ideas Into Effective Therapies

CIRM’s Governing Board recently approved $15 million for four projects in translational awards program, which promises to offer support to invent novel stem cells transplants that can be applied to patients during clinical trials. Wondering what “translational” might mean in studies, involving stem cells? “Translational” implies to researches that take the basic results of a ..
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Fetal Cells, Like Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Stem Cells, Wield Influence Long After a Baby Is Born

More and more parents are now considering cord blood banking for the simple reason that it has the potential to treat many diseases and conditions even after decades of birth. And not only the child, one cord blood unit can secure entire family’s future and how! We all know that the umbilical cord ties a ..
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Pastor and wife whose sons were killed in car accident welcome twin boys

A North Carolina couple whose toddler son and unborn child were tragically killed in a car accident has welcomed twin boys, each named after their deceased brothers. Gentry Eddings, a pastor in Ballantyne, and his wife Hadley, made headlines in May 2015 after they publicly forgave Matthew Deans, whose truck rear-ended their vehicle in the ..
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Are raw eggs safe to eat — and do they have more nutrients?

Turns out, Rocky Balboa was onto something with his famous liquid breakfast. Compared to their cooked counterparts, raw eggs are higher in certain important nutrients. But we’ve all heard warnings that eating uncooked liquid chicken is basically a death trap. So who’s right? COOKED VS RAW EGGS: THE NUTRIENTS As with all practically everything nutrition-related, ..
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Judge officiates daughter’s wedding days before cancer death

A daughter’s dream to have her father preside over her wedding came true this April, when she and her partner moved their planned nuptials to his bedside so he could officiate their ceremony just 12 days before his death.   “He was always well-spoken, so thoughtful in his words,” Casey Kapalko told the Asbury Park ..
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