Pediatric doctor says separating families at border is “a form of child abuse”

MCALLEN, Texas — The battle over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration is intensifying, as U.S. Border Patrol separates undocumented children from parents after the families cross into the country. The Department of Homeland Security confirms 1,995 children were separated from their parents between More...

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By admin On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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The Flint water crisis: A loss of trust

It’s the age-old question: Is the glass half empty, of half full? For the people of Flint Michigan, it’s far from being a settled issue. Some three years after the city’s water crisis first More...

By admin On Sunday, June 17th, 2018
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Inside a huge community where yoga is free and events promote neighborhood bonding

When Natalia Foote and her husband Michael were looking for a new home, they wanted a place that had a community feel. They decided on one of the latest successes in wellness real estate: Lake Nona. The entire More...

By admin On Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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Supermarket workers clear shelves of potentially contaminated cereal

NEW YORK — A salmonella outbreak stretching from coast to coast has been linked to breakfast cereal. Now, Kellogg’s has recalled packages of Honey Smacks. So far, 73 people have become sick in 31 More...

By admin On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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Book excerpt: “What the Eyes Don’t See,” on the Flint water scandal

After the city of Flint, Michigan, switched its public drinking water source to the Flint River in 2014, residents began to complain that their water was making them sick. The following year, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, More...

By admin On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Juul e-cigarettes: Teens are hooked on Juul, but a top exec insists that was never the company’s intention

If you’ve never heard of Juul before, try asking a teenager. The e-cigarette maker said it designed its product to help current smokers switch to something safer and healthier and that its own recent More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston suspends heart transplant program amid unusual number of patient deaths

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston has temporarily closed its world-renowned heart transplant program following an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica that revealed the departure More...

By admin On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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A life cut short: Trying to understand suicide

A LIFE CUT SHORT by personal despair is a reality that’s happening with increasing frequency across our country. And the news of two celebrity suicides this past week only hints at the dimensions of this More...

By admin On Sunday, June 10th, 2018
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Musicians on call: Just what the doctor ordered

A little music seems like just what the doctor ordered for some patients Nancy Giles has been visiting: With his guitar case in hand, Kenli Mattus shows up for his usual gig, in an unusual spot. Mask in place, More...

By admin On Saturday, June 9th, 2018
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Doctor seen singing and dancing during surgery called “threat to public safety”

ATLANTA — In videos posted online, Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte is both a dancing dermatologist and a singing surgeon. She mugs for the camera and raps with an unconscious patient inches away, cutting and More...

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