Man's Clever Letter Convinces American Airlines to Drop $200 Cancellation Fee
A New York man was able to convince American Airlines to waive a $200 fee this month, after writing them a letter that was too amusing to ignore. "It was a complete surprise," Alex Hamberger, 30, of Buffalo told ABC News. "I didn’t think I would hear from them at all. I was really taken aback and
Rare Elizabethkingia Bacterial Infection in Newborn Could Shed Light on Outbreak Mystery
Wisconsin health officials are investigating if a suspected case of the rare bacterial infection called Elizabethkingia at a children's hospital could be related to an ongoing outbreak that has infected at least 61 people in three states. The newest suspected case at the Wisconsin Children's
Harvard Mumps Outbreak Jumps to 41; Second Outbreak Reported at Connecticut University
At least 41 people at Harvard University have been diagnosed with the mumps, according to university officials. The news comes as a second outbreak has been reported at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut where at least eight have been diagnosed with the mumps. At Harvard, 11 people have been
Mumps Outbreak Reaches 40 at Harvard University
There have been 40 confirmed cases of the mumps at Harvard University, even though many of those infected were vaccinated. The outbreak was first reported on Feb. 29 and public health officials confirmed today that the contagious disease had continued to spread though the Harvard community. "This
CDC Warns of Outbreak of Elizabethkingia Infection
Wisconsin officials are investigating the rare blood infection that has killed at least 18 people and sickened dozens of others.
Good Grades, Extracurriculars, May Not Be All Colleges Look For Anymore
It was an early morning weekend in Rye, New York. While most kids were probably sleeping in, high school senior Chris Karpovich was doing some last-minute cramming. In a few moments, he would take the SAT and emotions were running high as his mother drove him to the first test location. “He has two
College Admission Standards Changing to Emphasize Community Service
As high school students wait to find out if they got accepted, dozens of schools announcing wide sweeping reforms.
Formerly Conjoined Twins Visit Doctors 13 Years After Landmark Operation
Known as the "Las Dos Marias," formerly conjoined twin sisters Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa Alvarez arrived at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA to bring cheer to the doctors and nurses who helped separate them more than 13 years ago. The identical twins were a year old when they underwent a
California Newborns May Have Been Exposed to Tuberculosis
A nurse working for the hospital may have exposed newborns, their mothers and other workers to the potentially deadly disease.
How Billions From Mark Zuckerberg Could Help Stop the Spread of Some Diseases
The announcement by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife that they are creating a foundation and plan to give up 99 percent of their Facebook shares over to charity amounts to a whopping $45 billion in today's market. Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan pledged to work on a host of causes over their