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Georgia boy, 2, blocked from getting father’s kidney, is rushed to hospital – Fox News

Anthony Dickerson Jr., who was set to receive his father’s kidney, was rushed to a hospital Sunday morning after suffering an abdominal infection.  (GoFundMe) A 2-year-old Georgia boy who was unable to receive his father’s kidney for a transplant — apparently because the man had violated his probation — was rushed to an emergency […]

I lived with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis for years. But a recent test says I may not have it after all. – Washington Post

Twenty years ago, at age 39, I began having memory and cognitive problems. My primary-care doctor and my neurologists said I was stressed and depressed. I also was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. Ten years later, I received another diagnosis. Well, really two. One doctor said I had Alzheimer’s disease, and another thought […]

Opioid crisis: Childhood friends die on same day, half a mile apart – CNN

Lawrenceville, Georgia (CNN)Twenty seconds is all it took to kill 19-year-old Dustin Manning. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘health/2016/05/05/opioids-addiction-orig-nws.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_43’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160505183221-opioids-addiction-orig-nws-00000613-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160505183221-opioids-addiction-orig-nws-00000613-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160505183221-opioids-addiction-orig-nws-00000613-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160505183221-opioids-addiction-orig-nws-00000613-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160505183221-opioids-addiction-orig-nws-00000613-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160505183221-opioids-addiction-orig-nws-00000613-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160505183221-opioids-addiction-orig-nws-00000613-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === […]

Opioid epidemic shares chilling similarities with the past – Washington Post

NEW YORK — While declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday, President Donald Trump said: “Nobody has seen anything like what’s going on now.” He was right, and he was wrong. Yes, this is the most widespread and deadly drug crisis in the nation’s history. But there has been a long string […]

She signed up to be a surrogate mother – and unwittingly gave her own child away – Sacramento Bee

Jessica Allen was already the mother of two boys when she decided to become a surrogate. The pay she would receive to carry another woman’s child to term – $30,000 – would allow Allen to become a stay-at-home mom, as well as save for a new house. It would also be her “chance to give […]

Kustoff: Escalate the war on opioid abuse – The Commercial Appeal

CLOSE President Trump has declared the opioid crisis in America a ‘public health emergency.’ USA TODAY Buy Photo September 12, 2017 – Sue Goodrum’s 33-year-old son, Corey “Daniel” Brooks Goodrum, died from an overdose eighteen months ago in their home. His girlfriend, Haley High, 28, was accused of supplying the heroin that killed the father […]

She signed up to be a surrogate mother — and unwittingly gave her own child away – Washington Post

(iStock) Jessica Allen was already the mother of two boys when she decided to become a surrogate. The pay she would receive to carry another woman’s child to term — $30,000 — would allow Allen to become a stay-at-home mom, as well as save for a new house. It would also be her “chance to […]

Even this puppy wasn’t safe from America’s opioid crisis – Washington Post

Like most puppies, Zoey is energetic and insatiably curious. When she’s outside, the 3-month-old yellow Labrador keeps her nose pointed to the ground, sniffing things, tackling flowers and chewing on random objects without hesitation. Such was the case on a recent morning, when owner Peter Thibault took Zoey out for a walk on their wooded […]

‘Angel’ nurse sings for dying patient – New York Post

A Nashville nurse has captured the hearts of millions by tearfully singing to a dying woman awaiting a liver transplant. Margaret Smith, 63, was hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where nurse Olivia Neufelder sang “Dancing in the Sky” by Dani and Lizzy at her bedside every day, indystar.com reported. Smith was too sick with […]

A shocking overdose photo exposed her addiction — and may have saved her life – Washington Post

Erika Hurt was found unconscious last fall in her car. (Hope, Ind., Police Department) Erika Hurt had become the face of drug addiction. The young mother was captured in a photograph by police, passed out in the driver’s seat of her car outside a Dollar General store in Hope, Ind. — an empty syringe still resting […]

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