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USDA urged to name turkey brands linked to salmonella outbreak

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. JOHANNA KREAFLE (NEW YORK) — Public health and regulatory officials are under pressure to identify the turkey brands linked to the recent salmonella outbreak.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the outbreak started in November 2017. As of Nov. 5, 2018, 164 people in 35 states have been infected. Sixty-three people…read more »

Officials investigating 252 possible cases of polio-like illness AFM

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Officials are now investigating 252 cases of possible acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), including 90 confirmed cases in 27 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of cases under investigation by the CDC is up 33 from last week, and the number of confirmed cases rose by 10,…read more »

Woman suffers brain damage after receiving plastic surgery in Mexico, family says

iStock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — A woman who traveled to Mexico to receive plastic surgery suffered brain damage from the anesthesia used in the procedure, her family told ABC’s El Paso, Texas affiliate KVIA-TV.Dallas resident Laura Avila, 36, was supposed to go into surgery for a rhinoplasty on the morning of Oct. 30 in Juarez, Mexico,…read more »

Nurses donate breast milk to mom with breast cancer

Community Hospital North(INDIANAPOLIS) — A pay it forward chain that began with two nurses in an Indianapolis neo-natal intensive care unit has allowed a mother of three battling breast cancer to feed her 10-month-old daughter breast milk.The chain started when Katie Hanover, 29, a NICU nurse at Community Hospital North, gave birth last November nearly…read more »

‘Make-a-Wish’ wishes decrease trips to hospital for sick children: Study

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. JOHANNA KREAFLEA recent study from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio shows that participation in the Make-A-Wish program may give children better quality of life and reduce hospital visits and healthcare costs.Patients who received a wish were 2.5 times more likely to have fewer unplanned hospital admissions and 1.9 times more likely…read more »

The train analogy and how it can change the way you see a child’s meltdown

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s happened to every parent on the planet at least once and perhaps many more times: your kid is in a stage 3, Defcon 1, the-wheels-have-completely-come-off meltdown.They’re screaming. You’re sweating. You’re looking for every. possible. way. to distract, distract, distract so they will calm. down. It’s not working. But what if you…read more »

Wishes improve health of sick children, study shows

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Make-A-Wish arranges experiences, or “wishes,” for children who have progressive, life-limiting, or life-threatening illness. And now, a new study shows participation in the program may give children a better quality of life and reduce hospital visits and healthcare costs. From 2011 to 2016, 496 patients at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus,…read more »