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After flatlining and years of therapy, country music star Randy Travis is passing out hope


TIOGA, Texas – For a few minutes, it was the last night of country & western legend Randy Travis’ life.

Suffocating from his fluid-filled lungs and his heart failing, Travis flatlined. He was put on life support and into an induced coma. When he was brought […]

Death by cigarette: Author reflects on mom’s addiction


Writer Joe Konrath’s mother had five strokes, two heart attacks and numerous other health problems, but she still didn’t stop smoking. In fact, she kept smoking as long as she could before she died.

Laura Konrath’s obituary in the Chicago Tribune drew widespread attention because her […]

Big city hospitals severely penalized for Medicare readmissions

Big city hospitals in the United States have been severely penalized for readmission of patients with heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

In 2013, 2,200 hospitals forfeited more than $280 million in Medicare funds due to readmission penalties […]

CDC stressing vaccinations, flu shots

As beach balls are replaced with backpacks for the new school year, the push is on to assure that everyone is up-to-date on vaccinations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends routine vaccination for 17 vaccine-preventable diseases in infants, children, adolescents or adults and named August National Immunization Awareness […]

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