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First Man in US to Get Double Hand Transplant Highlights Risks of Experimental Surgery

iStock/Thinkstock(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- The first American patient to undergo a double hand transplant is speaking out about his experience this week. Seven years after making headlines, Jeff Kepner, 64, is drawing attention to the risks of experimental surgery by revealing he cannot move his transplanted hands at all."I have zero mobility with my hands," Kepner, 64, told ABC News. "I can’t hold a pencil."Before deciding to get the transplant, Kepner, of Augusta, Georgia, spent 10 years as an amputee. Tuesday, he said he's been unable to...
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Boy, 6, With Cystic Fibrosis Lives Dream as Garbage Man for a Day

Make-A-Wish Foundation(RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.) -- A 6-year-old California boy with cystic fibrosis is seeing his wish to be a garbage man come true thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.The special day for Ethan Dean, from Rancho Cordova, California, began Tuesday morning with a surprise assembly at his elementary school. His classmates did a great job cheering him on! Who is joining on the route today? #EthanCleansUp pic.twitter.com/eFBIBaCrXO— Make-A-Wish of Sacto (@MakeAWishSacto) July 26, 2016 Ethan, who uses a nebulizer...
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C-Sections, Induced Births Decline in US, Study Finds

liquidlibrary/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The rate of cesarean sections and induced births in the U.S. has declined, reversing a decades-long trend of increased rates of obstetric interventions, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Researchers from multiple institutions, including the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, examined data from 25 million birth certificates detailing deliveries. They found measurable drops in the amount of obstetric interventions taking place in babies delivered both late pre-term (34-36 weeks of pregnancy) and early term (37-38...
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Teen Performs CPR on Baseball Field to Save Unconscious Teammate

Tim Smith(FAIRFAX, Va.) — A Virginia baseball player was saved when his teammate administered CPR moments after he was struck in the chest by a baseball.The Manassas baseball team was practicing for the Southeast Regional Tournament on July 14 when the catcher threw the ball and hit Steve Smith directly in the chest, according to Steve's father Tim."His heart stopped immediately," Smith said, who is also the team's coach. "When you get struck in the chest and there is about three hundredths of a second in...
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