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Centers to the stars
DENVER -- Sometime before the Denver Broncos' playoff game last weekend, Peyton Manning delivered a short speech. He talked to his teammates about all the adversity they'd overcome in 2013, from coach John Fox's in-season heart surgery to injuries to suspensions to skyscraping expectations. And
Could Advil Ease Hikers' Altitude Ills?
By Dr. JESSICA ROSE, ABC News Medical Unit: Larry Stack, 51, knew something was wrong as he ascended a mountain on a recent climbing trip to Quito, Ecuador. “I had had shortness of breath on trips before, but this was different,” said Stack, who is...
Panicked Parents Demand CT Scans for Kids, But Waiting Is Often Best, Study Finds
Nearly half of all children who are brought into the emergency room for head injuries undergo CT scans , according to the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. But a new study suggests for many of these cases, a CT scan may be unnecessary. Instead, children should be observed in
Northwestern Students Accused of Paying for Witness Testimony
Prosecutors Say Witnesses Told Them Northwestern Students Offered Cash for Statements
Trick or Treat or Trauma?
Revelers of all kinds will be celebrating this Halloween . But mischief makers, fallen angels and all manner of witch's brews can turn the holiday into a devil's playground -- to the chagrin of local emergency departments . "I can't tell you how many times I have seen a super hero find out he or
Northwestern Students' Records Subpoenaed by Illinois State Attorney Office
Students Say They've Found Proof A Man Who Has Served 31 Years in Prison is Innocent
Few ERs Are Equipped to Care for Children
As the flu season nears, hospital emergency departments are bracing for a fresh onslaught of patients. But research shows that the majority of EDs lack the special equipment, supplies, and expertise needed to treat children. Out of almost 4,000 EDs in the U.S., only 6 percent are fully prepared to
Cops Arrest Woman for Alleged Garage Dentistry
To Rosa Toledo's neighbors in her gated Naples, Fla., community, she seemed like your average householder. She kept up her hedge, she had a family and she made home improvements. But what some neighbors didn't know was that behind the division in Toledo's garage, hundreds of people were allegedly
FDA Group Issues Cautions on Acetaminophen Overdose
When Antonio Benedi of Springfield, Va., felt a case of the flu coming on one weekend in February 1993, he did what millions of others do -- he reached for a common over-the-counter pain medication. "I was taking Tylenol like I was supposed to, by the label," he said. A few days later the then
And The Winner Is ... Miss Fancy Chance!
When Liberace proclaimed, "I didn't get dressed like this to go unnoticed," one could be forgiven for thinking he was coining a mantra for the Alternative Miss World Competition. Running in reverse mode to the bleached teeth and plastic smiles of the official Miss World competition, Andrew Logan's