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Girl has rare pancreas, liver, small bowel transplant

While most girls her age were peacefully asleep, 8-year-old Kyree Beachem was wheeled early Wednesday into an operating room for a triple transplant that lasted more than 12 hours.

"She had Hirschsprung's disease from birth," says Kyree's mother,…

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Family: Frank Gifford suffered from CTE

The family of Frank Gifford says the revered sportscaster and NFL star suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football.

"While Frank passed away…


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E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco.

Nineteen people have been infected in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The majority of the…


Turing cuts hospital price for drug it hiked 5,000%

The pharmaceutical company that increased the price of a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients 5,000% is slashing the price it will charge hospitals.

Turing Pharmaceuticals said it will offer hospitals Daraprim at up to 50 percent off the list price…



Just how deadly is the kissing bug?

Deadly kissing bugs. You may have seen them popping up recently in your Facebook feed -- similar in appearance to a cockroach -- as reports are shared about the insects possibly invading a state near you. But, just how deadly are they?


How airlines deal with in-flight medical emergencies

One in every 604 flights involves a reported medical emergency, according to a 2013 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


UTHealth officially changes name to McGovern Medical School

The UTHealth medical school made a major announcement Monday, officially changing its name.  The school is now called the McGovern Medical School.


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Pfizer and Allergan combine in biggest drug merger ever

In one of the biggest corporate deals ever, Pfizer and Allergan announced Monday that they would combine to create the world's largest pharmaceutical giant.



How to break even on Thanksgiving calories

With the right planning and a serving of willpower, you can have a healthy (or healthier) Thanksgiving.



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A panel of global health experts has strongly criticized the World Health Organization, saying it mishandled the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


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