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D.C. judge assigns medical guardian to excessive 911 caller

According to court proceedings detailed by The Washington Post -- 59-year-old Martha Rigsby has been a nuisance to city emergency services for more than 30 years and is responsible for thousands of calls to 911.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 06:49am EDT

Smart shoe insoles aims to help track patients with Alzheimer's disease

The GPS tracker inside rechargeable Smart Soles transmits their location both on demand, but also when the wearer goes outside a set radius, determined by their caregiver.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:03am EDT

Kids learn stroke signs in class through imitation

Gibberish and droopy smiles: Kids learn stroke symptoms in New York class by imitating them

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 03:26am EDT

Millions on the sidelines for big health care push

Many people won't be enrolling by March 31 health care deadline, for all sorts of reasons

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 03:10am EDT

Health law birth control coverage before justices

Supreme Court considers corporate religious objections to health law's birth control coverage

Monday - 03/24/2014, 10:32pm EDT

Royce White fighting for NBA spot, mental health

Former 1st-round pick Royce White fighting for NBA spot, mental health with Sacramento Kings

Monday - 03/24/2014, 07:36pm EDT

Montana murder case suspect seeks to avoid trial

Defendant in oil patch murder seeks to avoid trial due to mental disability

Monday - 03/24/2014, 07:34pm EDT

UN: Haiti has more cholera than any other nation

UN: Haiti has the worst cholera outbreak in the world, but spread and fatality rate are down

Monday - 03/24/2014, 06:58pm EDT

California doctors speed up Valley fever diagnosis

California doctors have found new way to diagnose Valley fever through DNA testing

Monday - 03/24/2014, 02:40pm EDT

Obese Texas girl who had tumor has surgery in Ohio

12-year-old Texas girl with medically induced obesity has weight-loss surgery at Ohio hospital

Monday - 03/24/2014, 12:00pm EDT

Va. municipality leads nation in lowering smoking

Three areas of Northern Virginia are leading the nation in stamping out smoking among men.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 11:00am EDT

Parental affection may have an effect on kids' weight

The American Heart Association says that nearly one of every three American children is overweight. And one unexpected factor may have a lot to do with whether a child is overweight -- affection.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 08:25am EDT

Rep: Bronchitis sidelines Gregg Allman for shows

Rep says Gregg Allman has missed shows due to bronchitis but plans to return next week

Monday - 03/24/2014, 08:04am EDT

Tips from a dietitian: Control your cravings

If there's one thing that can throw off the everyday good intentions of meal planning and healthy eating, it's a sugar craving.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 06:52am EDT

Q&A: What can IRS do to health plan scofflaws?

Health care Q&A: Health insurance scofflaws and those new exchange plans

Monday - 03/24/2014, 05:41am EDT

With health law, workers ponder the I-Quit option

With new access to health insurance, some workers weigh the tempting 'I Quit' option

Monday - 03/24/2014, 05:20am EDT

Are saturated fats really bad for you? Maybe not

It's been a diet truism for years: Avoid saturated fat, such as in meats and full-fat dairy products. But a new study says that might not be such a sure thing.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 04:56am EDT

Pilots' mental health a concern amid jet mystery

Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines jet stirs concern about screening for pilots' mental health

Monday - 03/24/2014, 04:56am EDT

For kids of bankrupt Detroit, challenges abound

'A difficult place to be a child' _ challenges abound, yet hopes run high for Detroit's youth

Monday - 03/24/2014, 04:33am EDT
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