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This teen is living her best life after surviving a rare 18-hour transplant surgery

The Park family(PITTSBURGH) — Jaycee Park, 16, used to struggle to do everyday things.Her gums would gush blood when she brushed her teeth. Her scalp would start bleeding when she showered. Eating, sleeping and drinking also presented daily challenges.Park was born with a condition called Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome, or MMIHS, which affects the muscles that…read more »

Experts offer new recommendations for screening more women for breast cancer

praetorianphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — Annually, about 247,200 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. and nearly 42,000 people die each year from breast cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Besides certain types of skin cancer, more women are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other cancer in the U.S., regardless of…read more »

Breastfeeding basics: All of your questions answered

kate_sept2004/iStock(NEW YORK) — Breastfeeding has proven health benefits for mom and baby.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about six months of life when possible. Breast milk is the perfect source of nutrition and contains mom-made infection-fighting agents that protect babies against infection. At six months, the AAP recommends continued breastfeeding for one…read more »

How to find the right sports bra for your body

mediaphotos/iStock(NEW YORK) — Melanie Yvette Martin is a 31-year-old blogger who works out out three times a week, doing everything from running to kickboxing, spin and dance classes.And three times a week, Martin, of Brooklyn, New York, encounters the same problem of having to wear an uncomfortable or unflattering sports bra.”My biggest issue is always…read more »

Florida man arrested for having Trump-shaped ecstasy pills

Pinellas County Sheriffs Office(CLEARWATER, Fla.) — A Florida man was arrested after he was caught with five ecstasy pills that were the color orange and in the shape of President Trump’s face, police said.Brendan Dolan-King, 23, had the ecstasy pills hidden inside his air vent at his home in the city of Clearwater, according to…read more »

Parents want to regain custody of 4-year-old son with cancer after stopping his chemo

ABC News(HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla.) — A couple from Florida is fighting to regain custody of their son after they chose alternative methods to treat his tumor.Noah McAdams was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia earlier this year. The 4-year-old’s parents, Joshua McAdams and Taylor Bland-Ball, stopped chemotherapy two days into treatment.Instead, McAdams and Bland-Ball turned to…read more »