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AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers
AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA hospitals after 'zero tolerance' announced
A sampling of VA drug-theft prosecutions
Government data obtained by The Associated Press show more cases of opioid drug theft or missing prescriptions at Veterans Affairs health facilities despite new prevention efforts. The VA inspector general's office opened 36 new criminal investigations into possible drug theft from Oct. 1 to May
Mom surprised with honorary degree after helping quadriplegic son complete his MBA
A mother who attended every class with her quadriplegic son so he could pursue his Master of Business Administration (MBA) was surprised with her own honorary degree at her son’s graduation. “I was just blown away,” Judy O’Connor said of the honor. “I’d been in the trenches with his fellow grad
A determined young woman flies high and defies the odds
After a paralyzing accident, Brooke Thabit becomes a Wings for Life Ambassador.
Author Amy Kurtz shares her personal medical journey
The author opens up about her new book, "Kicking Sick: Your Go-To Guide for Thriving With Chronic Health Conditions."
7-year-old boy paralyzed in car accident 'dances' again
A young boy who was paralyzed by a car accident is 'dancing' again. Bruce Mansy, 7, of Fresno, California, was paralyzed from the waist down by a spinal cord injury that he suffered in a car accident on Sept. 17, 2016. The accident happened while Bruce was riding in a car with his father, Samuel,
Paralyzed Woman Loses 40 Pounds, Gains Confidence
For Lauren LaPorta it was tough to lose weight . The 28-year-old high school guidance counselor spends most of her days in a wheelchair after a diving accident in 2000 left her with a severe spinal cord injury and an initial diagnosis as quadriplegic. On that day 17 years ago, LaPorta had just come
‘Secret Sleigh’ Brings Santa to Homebound Kids
Lily Portillo, 13, has acute special needs , chronic illness and needs machines to help her breathe. When her mom, Sarah, was thinking last year about how to get Lily out of the house to see Santa, she came up with an idea. “In a flash, I had this image of Santa coming to our home to visit her,”
Stem Cell Researchers Anxious About Trump Presidency
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, scientists are anxiously waiting to see if his policies will affect ongoing scientific research that utilizes embryonic stem cells or fetal tissue. Both embryonic stem cell research and fetal tissue research have faced either backlash or
Ryan Scott Miller Is Known for Creating Special Halloween Costumes for His Son
All of the costumes are designed around his son's wheelchair, and this year was no exception.