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Maria Menounos Shares Video Taken 24 Hours After Her Life-Saving Brain Surgery

Maria Menounos Shares Video Taken 24 Hours After Her Life-Saving Brain SurgeryMaria Menounos is giving fans an intimate look at her recovery six months after her life-saving brain surgery



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Hospital delays life-saving kidney transplant for toddler after his donor father violates parole

Hospital delays life-saving kidney transplant for toddler after his donor father violates paroleLife-saving surgery for a two-year-old boy has been put on hold due to what his mother describes as red tape at the hospital. A J was born without kidneys and suffered a stroke two months ago. Emory University Hospital in Atlanta decided to delay surgery until next year after finding out Mr Burgess violated his parole when he was charged with possession of a firearm.



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Medical guidelines may mean millions miss out on life-saving drugs

Medical guidelines may mean millions miss out on life-saving drugsBy Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – More than nine million people may miss out on cholesterol-lowering drugs that prevent heart attacks and strokes if doctors choose one set of medical guidelines over another, according to a new study. “I would say we’re still searching for the perfect guidelines,” said lead author Michael Pencina, of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines recommend statins for people ages 40 to 75 with at least a 7.5 percent risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years.



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