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FILE - In this June 16, 2017, file photo, Jimmy Kimmel attends the 30th annual Scleroderma Foundation Benefit at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kimmel's 7-month-old son has had a successful second round of heart surgery. ABC released a statement saying Kimmel's son had the surgery Monday, Dec. 4, and the late-night host will take time off from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to be with his family. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 04, 2017 - 11:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel's 7-month-old son, whose heart condition has made the late-night host an unlikely player in American politics, had a successful second round of surgery on Monday. ABC announced the surgery in a statement, and said he will take time off from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to be...
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Sandra Glatfelter talks about her 58 years at UPMC Pinnacle Health (former Lancaster Regional/St. Joe's). The Pennsylvania nurse who was a calming presence in the operating room for 58 years has finally retired, leaving behind an impact that colleagues say is impossible to measure. (Richard Hertzler/LNP via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 6:00 pm
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A nurse who was a calming presence in the operating room for 58 years has finally retired, leaving behind an impact that colleagues say is impossible to measure. Sandra Glatfelter's last day at UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster was Friday, her 80th birthday. Glatfelter remembers a time...
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In this undated photo provided by Baylor University Medical Center the first baby born as a result of a womb transplant in the United States lies in the neonatal unit at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. (Baylor University Medical Center via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 3:15 pm
DALLAS (AP) — It took well over a year to determine if a woman who received a womb transplant would become the first in the U.S. to give birth, transplant surgeons in Dallas said Monday. Baylor University Medical Center officials said at a news conference that the mother has returned home and her...
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FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 04, 2017 - 11:42 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey should get a 30-year sentence for a separate Medicare fraud scheme that they say stole more than $100 million from the federal government. A three-day sentencing...
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December 04, 2017 - 9:53 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has sentenced a paramedic to 10 years in prison for giving women sedatives he said were for medical research and then sexually assaulting them. German news agency dpa reported that the Nuremberg state court convicted the 41-year-old defendant Monday of seven counts of...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 24, photo, Richard Rivera lies in his Saint Anthony Hospital bed a few days after arriving sick from heroin withdrawal in Chicago. His public health insurance would cover three days in the hospital's new medical detox unit. Hours later, just moments from going to a sober-living facility, Rivera complained of chest pains that took him away from the watchful eye of the medical detox staff. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
December 04, 2017 - 1:15 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The van was coming for Richard Rivera, but it was taking a long time. He waited inside the entrance of Saint Anthony Hospital where he had spent the past three days getting off heroin. His next stop: a sober-living facility. As his addiction counselor, DeValle Williams, kept a silent...
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December 04, 2017 - 12:00 am
Beyond Rx? CVS Health-Aetna deal may mean more services 'Take all their excuses away': Hard cases in heroin fight UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt Sex cases put spotlight on sex addiction, but is it real? Should opioids be banned in court over fears of exposure? Doctor tied to Sen...
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FILE - This May 15, 2017, file photo, shows a CVS pharmacy sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla. CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain provide more health care and keep a key client, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
December 03, 2017 - 9:28 pm
Drugstore operator CVS is making a $69 billion offer for insurer Aetna as it tries to position itself as a one-stop shop for Americans' health care needs with prescription drugs, clinics and insurance plans to cover those goods and services. The companies announced Sunday that CVS Health Corp. will...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017, file photo, a reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly after a news conference about deaths from fentanyl exposure, at DEA Headquarters in Arlington, Va. The chief justice of the Massachusetts Trial Court told prosecutors she fears that allowing fentanyl and carfentanil into courtrooms as evidence puts people at risk even when the drugs are properly packaged. Some medical experts said a proposal to ban them from courtrooms appears to be driven by a misguided understanding of the real dangers of the substances. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
December 03, 2017 - 11:51 am
BOSTON (AP) — The potency of certain opioid painkillers has Massachusetts' judiciary considering whether to ban the substances from being brought into courtrooms as evidence — a move some experts say is driven by a misunderstanding of the real dangers. The chief justice of the Massachusetts Trial...
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This undated shows the campus of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, a sex addiction rehab center in Hattiesburg, Miss. High-profile sex-related accusations against celebrities, politicians and media members have put a spotlight on sex addiction. Skeptics question whether it’s a true addiction or a made-up condition used by misbehaving VIPs to deflect blame. Treatment at Pine Grove and other high-profile residential rehab centers can cost tens of thousands of dollars and despite country club-like settings, there's nothing cushy or indulgent about sex addiction therapy, said Robert Weiss, a California-based sex addiction therapist. (Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services via AP)
December 03, 2017 - 10:43 am
Is sex addiction a true addiction, a crime, or a made-up condition used by misbehaving VIPs to deflect blame or repair tarnished images? A tide of high-profile sexual misconduct accusations against celebrities, politicians and media members has raised these questions — and sowed confusion. Sex...
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