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  • Man, 2 dogs rescued from icy marsh in Revere

    Firefighters in Revere rescued a man and his two dogs from an icy marsh. Authorities say the dogs ran into the marsh Thursday morning and became stranded when a piece of ice they were on floated about 500 feet from the shore. The man tried to rescue...
  • Everyone agrees: It's cold, but could get colder across US

    Much of the U.S. continued to shiver and suffer in bitter cold Thursday. Temperatures and wind chills dipped near zero or below in the Midwest, Northeast and even the South — where people were most unaccustomed to the weather-related road hazards,...
  • Researchers seek device to help paralyzed man communicate

    Two California engineering professors and a graduate student visited the Naugatuck home of a paralyzed, mute man late last week, trying to create a device that would allow him to communicate. "I was surprised at his willingness and his openness and the...
  • Major advance in stroke care: Brain stents to remove a clot greatly lower risk of disability

    Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries also can be used to clear a blood clot in the brain, greatly lowering the risk a patient will end up disabled. Patients treated with these...
  • Retired banker speeds up connection between funds and Alzheimer's research

    PITTSBURGH As a banker, Jeffrey Morby soared to the top with jobs running international operations for the Bank of Boston and later for Mellon Bank, then based in Pittsburgh and from which he retired as vice chairman in 1996. But the demands of his full-...
  • Getting through grief

    Losing a close friend or family member can be devastating. All the small details of daily life — getting out of bed, making meals, going to appointments, taking care of children, handling responsibilities at work — may seem monumentally hard...
  • Not So Sweet After All

    Not So Sweet After All
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A moment on the lips, forever on the hips? A bad figure is hardly the worst of it. Eating a lot of fat, especially the kind that's in cookies and pastries, can significantly raise the risk of stroke for women over 50, a large...
  • You're getting very relaxed …

    You're getting very relaxed …
    When Angel McNall arrived at the hospital in labor with her second son in February, she was in excruciating pain. The baby was facing her front instead of her back, in a posterior position, which can make labor more painful because the baby's skull pushes...
  • Morphea: What treatments can help my thick skin?

    Morphea: What treatments can help my thick skin?
    Q: I was diagnosed with morphea about three years ago. I understand there's no cure, but I'm looking at treatments to improve the condition. I know there's light therapy and I found some information on herbal medicines on the Internet. Are there any other...
  • Meditation apps let the peace flow through the phone

    Meditation apps let the peace flow through the phone
    When it's time to meditate, sit comfortably, focus your attention … and reach for your smartphone? More and more people are doing just that, ifApple's iPhoneApp Store is any indication — a search for "meditation" results in more than 1,000...
  • Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture

    Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture
    Less than 48 hours after returning home from a 12-day hospital stay, John McCleary woke up with a 103-degree fever, too weak to sit up in bed. An ambulance rushed him to the hospital, where eventually he was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant...